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Shimen Liebowitz has been held without bail since his arrest a year ago.
The Rabbinical Court of Jerusalem has tried to broker a financial settlement between an estranged husband and wife to secure her a bill of divorce, despite legal proceedings in US civil courts.
The kidnapping was intended to have the man issue a "get," a document that would grant his wife a religious divorce, prosecutors said.
The practice has been called "coercive and unfair."
By JEREMY SHARON
... sparks debate about dating in the Jewish world
By BEN BRESKY
Such a decision is rare but not unheard of, and there are several dozen requests for permission to marry a second wife in such circumstances every year, of which a handful are granted.
The new law would enable the rabbinical courts to do so even if neither spouse has citizenship or is a resident of the country.
In recent weeks, Kisch used the House Committee to block all Bayit Yehudi bills because of his dispute with Moalem-Refaeli over child custody.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Conditions of divorce were ‘totally illegal,’ says legal scholar.
Jewish law requires that a husband willingly agree to give a divorce and a wife willingly accept it for a divorce to be valid.
Having refused to give a divorce will not, however, automatically disqualify a candidate
Each year there are created hundreds of reported and unreported cases of women unable to terminate their marriages.
By SARAH LEVI
“Women denied a divorce may as well be dead,” MK Revital Swid said. “Their lives are behind bars created by their spouses.”
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