Wives Lead Rise in Refusals to Grant Religious Jewish Divorce in Israel

Those refusing to grant the bill of divorce – or 'get' in Hebrew – have been sentenced to as little as a day in jail and as long as 14 years

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As more and more Jewish Israelis seek to divorce, more of them are also refusing to grant their spouses a “get,” the formal bill of divorce that Jewish religious law requires to make the divorce official.