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Get refuser who cheated with man jailed
Kobi Nahshoni
Published: 18.10.12, 14:18
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1. Finally!
Amichai ,   Huntsville, US   (10.18.12)
This is a despicable practice by many male Jews to exact revenge on their ex wives. I wish all of these selfish SOBs were made to issue a get right in the courtroom when divorcing or have the police arrest them right there. No walking away to issue the get "later", issue it right then or go to jail.
2. this is what happens when you supress peoples sexuality
David ,   Haifa, Israel   (10.18.12)
No doubt he was pressured in to marriage and in denial of his sexual orientation. There are thousands of men in this situation. The sad fact is , it always comes out in the end and a lot of peple get hurt. Sexual orientation is not something that can change no matter how much they think they can supress it.
3. Israel the wonderful democracy
Gregg ,   Haifa, IL   (10.18.12)
who jail people who refuse to divorce their wives !
4. YES Greg #3 it is WONDERFUL that Israel has jailed a man who
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (10.18.12)
will not give a get. The husband will not do his obligation in Torah law to give his wife a get and can go out and have sex with anyone he likes as he doesn't care about breaking any Torah laws. The wife is not free to marry anyone else, to give the children a new father, to be supported by a new husband, her life becomes miserable. Jail should be the first option for a get refusal, then the husband and the wife can divorce and go on to lead their own lives.
5. To 3
Ben ,   US of A   (10.18.12)
Your comment doesn't make any sense. You don't like the law held by the State. So be critical of the law. Don't be a fool and imply Israel is not a democracy.
6. Or they could send him right away next time
mea   (10.18.12)
Women should demand them each time and become very our about it until the situation changes--men should also lose all their compensation. Money is what they want and if it costs them their half of the allotment to delay granting a get, then after say 30 days if the get is not signed the allotment is denied and the get is automatic.
7. #3: What are you talking about?
babawawa ,   new york, usa   (10.18.12)
Considering all the cases of men refusing to grant a GET to their wives, don't think this case has anything to do with him being gay. Let him rot in prison until she gets what she needs. What a jerk.
8. What's the penalty for adultery again?
9. Ten years?
Sherlock Holmes ,   London England   (10.18.12)
Why should it take ten years? If he was actively gay prior to their marriage and contiued to be gay, the Beth Din should be able to annul the marriage without a Get. Why wait ten years to jail him for contempt of court? Once the Beth Din orders him to give her a Get and he refuses he should have been jailed. Here in the Diaspora we can't jail them, but in Israel the Beth Din has that power.
10. Number 3. I don't understand
Danny ,   London England   (10.18.12)
In most Western societies the Judge can grant the divorce without the husband's agreement. In Jewish Law both sides have to agree to be married and both sides have to agree to a divorce. Why is that undemocratic?
11. #10 - what is undemocratic?
Gregg ,   Haifa, IL new PRC   (10.18.12)
very simple: you don't jail a man just because he refuses to divorce !!! Jewish laws or not ! The 2 parts must work to find an agreement even if takes 20 years ! In a modern country and society, you don't jail people to put pressure on them. This is done in countries like China !!!
12. Welcome to Iran, erm, sorry, Israel
Philos ,   Herzeliya   (10.19.12)
10-years! That poor unfortunate woman. This wouldn't happen in a state in which ALL law is civil rather than having family law relegated to the "enlightened" despotism of the rabbinate
13. Also, put the cruel judges in jail for the long delay.
Michael ,   California, USA   (10.19.12)
14. #3 Gregg old girl
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAEL   (10.19.12)
Muslim's stone the offender to death for having a homosexual relationship Try it, you'll appreciate it
15. #8 It wasn't Adultery, it was Homosexuality
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAAEL   (10.19.12)
Which in MuLSIME countries mandates the penatly of death by stoning
16. Get Rid of the Get
Runner1983 ,   USA   (10.19.12)
It is time to get rid of the get. No spouse, either man or woman, should have to suffer so many years.
17. The law that grants owmersip of a
J.K. ,   Brooklyn USA   (10.20.12)
woman to her husband,may be legal,but is cruel and stupid,there is another way to deal with this issue,if the husband owes money to the state,the state confiscates his property without asking him to sign any document,his property,his vife,will be confiscated by the state and than freed, with no need for her husband to sign a Get,in the past the sages solved difficult laws,like interest ,Prosbol,is there anybody today in the Datikan that will take on this chalange ?.
18. Agony of the Agunah
J.K. ,   Brooklyn USA   (10.20.12)
19. Will they now treat her as a paraih?
Josh   (10.21.12)
With all the women separation and men only activities, what a shame a false front is put up in this marriage. We should note the fraudulent one is not subject to the same shunning they put on women. (Not that I agree with all the false law additions or the shunning.)
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