Orthodox lawyer’s refusal to grant wife a ‘get’ stirs U.S. public dispute

Aharon Friedman, a tax lawyer for the Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee, has become the target of a public dispute in the United States due to his refusal to grant his wife Tamar Epstein a religious divorce decree.

According to the Jewish law, the husband must grant the wife a get, thus releasing her from the marriage bonds. If he does not agree, he leaves her an agunah, a chained woman who is not allowed to remarry.

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