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Rabbis accused in kidnapping scheme

Posted: October 12, 2013 at 5:23 a.m.

In Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods, Mendel Epstein made a name for himself as the rabbi to see for women struggling to divorce their husbands. Among the Orthodox, a divorce requires the husband’s permission, known as a “get,” and tales abound of women whose husbands refuse to consent.

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Religion, Pages 13 on 10/12/2013

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