Posted by: becketfund | May 28, 2009

Israel: Court Issues Religious Divorce Decree For Non-Citizen

TEL AVIV – The Rabbinical Court has issued a religious divorce decree for an American man who has refused to grant his wife a religious divorce (a “get’), the Jerusalem Post reported on Monday 28. A spokeswoman for the RCA said: “This is the first time that the Rabbinic Court Administration has imposed such sanctions on a person who is not a citizen of Israel.”  After three nights in jail, the man agreed to grant his wife a divorce.

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