Man's Refusal to Divorce Wife Unless She Pays $131K 'Not Extortion,' Israeli Court Says

Rabbinical court releases him from prison, reversing a five-year prison term for the recalcitrant man.

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A rabbinical court in Haifa has released a man from prison after accepting his appeal of a five-year sentence for refusing to grant his wife a divorce unless she paid him a 500,000 shekel ($131,000) fee.