Rabbis Who Beat Men Into Divorcing Their Wives: Villains or Heroes?

What really stings about rabbis and 'get gangs’ is the story of the agunot who hired them. And that their actions have precedent in Jewish law.

The FBI arrested two prominent Orthodox Jewish rabbis and two of their associates overnight Wednesday in New York. Allegedly, these rabbis arranged back-alley beatings for men who refuse to divorce their wives. Understanding their alleged crimes requires a short background in Jewish Law.