Showing posts with label French rabbis claim that they dissolved a marriage to save a woman from being an Agunah but the article clearly states that the woman was given a GET.. Show all posts
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Rabbis Produce a GET and then claim that they dissolved the marriage which a GET does not do

Comment of Rabbi Dovid E. Eidensohn – the Article is filled with a story of a marriage being dissolved, something that is against the Torah. But the end of the article states clearly that the husband gave his wife a GET, which is proper in the Torah. Also, if the husband attempted to murder his wife, could that not prepare the rabbinic court to force the husband to give a GET? But there were two ways to celebrate the lady’s freedom. One, by stating that it was done by religious rabbis who obey the Torah, and the other way that it was “dissolved” in a way that is forbidden by the Torah. What the media wanted, and what the French rabbis wanted, was the emphasis on changing the Torah, not an emphasis on changing the attitude of the husband. Let us protest the lies in this article designed to denigrate the Torah, and let us protest the efforts at some rabbis to show they are “progressive” and violate the Torah to show their “progress.” End comment of Rabbi Eidensohn.


Paris rabbinical court dissolves marriage of woman waiting 29 years for religious divorce

The ex-husband was sentenced in 1988 to nine years in prison for attempting to murder his wife

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ May 17, 2017, 1:52 pm 2

French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia (right) with an Orthodox French woman who waited 29 years before receiving her write of divorce on May 16, 2017. (Courtesy)

JTA — A rabbinical court in Paris officially dissolved the marriage of a Jewish woman who for 29 years had tried unsuccessfully to obtain a religious Jewish divorce from her abusive ex-husband.

The move Tuesday by the rabbinical court of Paris at the seat of the Consistoire religious group was hailed as a success in the fight for women’s rights by French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia, according to the French-language edition of The Times of Israel.
“This case became a symbol long ago,” Korsia told The Times of Israel, which is not naming the woman in question.
The couple received a civil divorce in 1988.

In Orthodox Judaism, a woman cannot divorce unless her husband consents, except in special cases where the husband is missing or unable to communicate his wishes. Women whose husbands refuse or are unable to give them a “get,” or religious divorce, are considered “agunot,” or chained women, and may not remarry.

In recent years, rabbinical courts have significantly cracked down on recalcitrant husbands, with prison sentences being handed down in Israel — where religious tribunals function as family courts as part of the judiciary. Outside Israel, rabbinical courts have punished such husbands by shaming them publicly and ostracizing them with a herem — banishment forbidding other Jews from socializing with the writ’s subject.
The problem of ‘agunot,’ or chained women, is international (illustrative photo: Serge Attal/Flash 90)
The woman’s husband ignored such rulings, prompting Korsia to facilitate the filing of a lawsuit against the husband in civil court for “causing damage” to his wife, The Times of Israel reported. The civil court ruled in favor of the woman in 2015, imposing penalties exceeding $60,000.

Comment of Rabbi Eidensohn – Note the final paragraph that the husband “finally agreed to grant his wife a get”, but that is contrary to the entire article that maintains that the French rabbis dissolved the marriage, which is not what a GET does. A GET frees the woman but does not dissolve the marriage. The article is thus a lie to denigrate the Torah and to raise up  the anti-Torah rabbis. I recently received a phone call from a Brazilian rabbi who complained that the anti-Torah element in his country are attacking the laws of Gittin. Some invalid Gittin produce mamzerim.