Protected by the post-nup
The halachic prenuptial and newly, postnuptial agreements,
are important weapons in the communal fight against ‘get’ refusal
By SHOSHANNA KEATS-JASKOLL
October 25, 2017 16:30
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
‘Don’t worry, I’ll break his legs.’ That’s what my two-meter-tall then-rabbi told me when I suggested to him (on advice from my future mother-in-law) that I sign a halachic prenuptial agreement before my wedding. Reassured by his blasé manner, and knowing virtually nothing of the phenomenon of get (Jewish divorce) refusal, I quickly forgot about the prenup.Nineteen years, an intense experience of personal advocacy for a relative who had been refused her get for more than a decade, and a great deal of knowledge about agunot (women whose husbands refuse or are unable to divorce them) later, I rectified this mistake when The International Young Israel Movement in Israel (IYIM) held its second postnuptial agreement signing in Jerusalem.