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2 Rabbis Among 4 Charged in FBI Divorce Sting

posted on October 11, 2013

The Associated Press reports, “Two rabbis and two other men are accused in an FBI sting carried out in New Jersey and New York of plotting to kidnap and torture a man to force him to grant a religious divorce.” Under Jewish law, a husband must provide his wife with a document in order to get a divorce, but if a husband refuses, the wife can sue in rabbinical court. In this case, two rabbis charged Jewish women thousands of dollars to obtain the document through kidnapping and torture with cattle prods.

Read at Associated Press