Chief Rabbi Backs Bill Penalizing Men Jailed for Refusing Divorce

Proposed law, initiated by MK Dov Lipman and supported by chief rabbi, is aimed at recalcitrant husbands.

A new bill, drawn up with the support of Chief Rabbi David Lau, would restrict the rights of men who have been imprisoned for refusing to grant their wives a get (Jewish divorce) in an effort to encourage them to do so.