Gett forbidden by Australian constitution

June 28, 2017 by J-Wire
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An ultra-orthodox Jewish man has failed in the NSW Family Court to force his wife to grant him a Jewish divorce known as a gett.

The court heard that the couple had been married for 15 years and had four children. The wife had worked to support her husband, his parents and their four children to allow him time to study other than when he he worked part-time.

The couple had a civil divorce, but the father had attempt to stop paying his wife money from a property settlement until she granted him the Gett through the Beth Din.

The Australian reported that “the wife could ‘not be ordered to consent to any order by the rabbinical court because any such order would be contrary to section 116 of the Constitution which provided that the commonwealth “shall not make any law for establishing any religion or opposition any religious observance”.

The man’s name was withheld.

 

 

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One Response to “Gett forbidden by Australian constitution”
  1. ben says:

    din ha-malkah

    ben

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