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  • Reply to: New Court Set To Free Agunot   8 hours 21 min ago

    Half of your solutions are halachic mistakes. The other half are distortions.
    Kidushin al tenai does not practically work after nisuin as all Halachic decisors have ruled in the last 200 years.
    Get al tenai is disqualified if the couple are alone together after the writing of the get.
    No religious court can place exaggerated amounts of child support on a husband, and if they do, the get would be a 'forced get' and disqualified.
    The Rambam is not, and has almost never historically been, the accepted halacha regarding mo'us alay. The Rosh and thereafter the Shulchan Aruch have clearly not allowed forcing a husband who is 'disgusting' to his wife to be forced to give a get.
    Hafka'at Kidushin is a serious mistake. The Rabbis who are a party to a marriage are not anyone with ordination. It refers to the Rabbis of the Talmud, who did not annul a marriage just because the husband refused to give a get.
    Civil sanctions are another disqualifying form of coercion.
    Civil disobedience by other women punishing their husbands because of something done by someone of their gender is repulsive and forbidden by halacha. A woman who refuses to go to Mikva to punish her husband is committing a serious sin and the Beis Yosef quotes a Midrash about the dark punishment awaiting such a woman. What did her husband do so bad that she refuses to keep her marital obligations? Because he was born with the same appendages as someone who is doing something wrong? This is absolutely disgusting and telling of an organization that claims to want to assist 'chained women' but really just wants to create a fight between the sexes and to push one side. Disgusting.

  • Reply to: The Eighth Day, For Girls   9 hours 50 min ago

    The celebraton briefly described leaves me cold. What is wrong with the way girls have been named for centuries in Judaism? When my girls were born, I could not wait to have them named iin shul at the Torah. I asked my wife if she wanted me to wait unti she felt stronger and could walk to shul to be there and she demurred. She and I wanted our daughters to join Klal Yisroel as soon as possible and naming them ASAP did just that. In our shul, the baby is named and the whole congregation joins in with singing "Simmon Tov.." Many also sponsor a Kiddush after Davening on Shabbat. What is wrong with that? Putting a tallis on an infant? Please.

  • Reply to: New Court Set To Free Agunot   10 hours 28 min ago

    EXACTLY. Women go to secular court and milk the men for hundreds of thousands of dollars and only then go to Beit Din, expecting their get to be delivered to them on a gold platter by a man they've slandered and tortured for years, and in most cases denied him visitation of their children.

  • Reply to: New Court Set To Free Agunot   12 hours 7 min ago

    Rabbi Krauss and Rabbi Rackman and others who have worked on these issues for eons, (I posted Rabbi Riskin's prenup agreement on America Online in the early 90s) deserve kol hakavod. In a world where the rabbanut keeps changing halacha...little girls have to wear black or get spit on or stoned with rocks, yell hefker and throw your soup ladel in the air if there are three guys in the room so you don't need to take it to the mikvah; figure out how to use electricity and push baby carriages on shabbos and there seems to be no problem spitting on the halacha and mesorah of centuries by deliberately provoking milchemet gog u magog on the Har HaBayit, promulgated hatred in the name of the Torah of person you disagree with on the planet and do away with democracy in Israel, but you can't free agunot??? Because it's all their fault? Really???

    It's the MALE blackmailers, the extortionists, who are raking in millions through "getmail" who are the problem along with the corrupt batei din who are their enablers.

    If were up to me, everyone involved in those courts, and every husband holding out for money and custody in exchange for the get would be prosecuted under the RICO statutes that brought down the MOB.

    So you nay sayers and misogynists should find something else to do with your lives. You just seem to love it when an agunah and her kids are shoved off the derech so you can complain about mamzerim. Well, we know who the real mamzerim are, and they are not the rabbanim working on the new bet din.

  • Reply to: Temple Mount Tensions   12 hours 42 min ago

    What makes Irwin Wall an expert in rabbinic law and tradition? There happens to be many rabbinic opinions about this subject (for hundreds of years) and since there is no "Jewish Pope" those who follow their rabbis allowing going up to the Temple Mount are not acting against rabbinic law or Jewish tradition , but are upholding it. Calling them unpleasant fanatics and commanding Jewish week for calling on Israeli government to violate their right to freely practice their faith is un-Jewish and un-American.