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    • Mark ben Josuf
    • 05.01.11 | 21:38 (IST)

    Fortunately, the story has significance only within Orthodoxy and has no impact on her legal status in the US. The Courts of New York recognize no religious law as binding, not Christian, not Jewish nor Muslim. Once divorced under the laws where she lives, she is free to remarry at will. The US abolished even religious marital slavery.

    from the article: Orthodox lawyer's refusal to grant wife a 'get' stirs U.S. public dispute
    First published 18:53 05.01.11 | Last updated 18:53 05.01.11
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