Rabbis Deny Battered Woman's Divorce Plea: Husband Only Hit Her Because She Wanted to Leave

Husband has been convicted of beating his wife on three occasions, but rabbinical court maintains he admitted his mistake and won't do it again.

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Rabbinical judges in Jerusalem last week rejected a motion for divorce filed by a battered woman, saying that her husband had only resorted to violence because she wanted to divorce him. Accordingly, they...