Jewish Divorce Laws

Jewish Divorce Laws for RS short course

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Jewish Divorce Rules
Orthodox
1. The woman must get a Get
-If she does not she cannot re-marry- if she does re-marry and has children the
children will be a Mamzer (who can only marry other Mamzerim)
-If she does not she will be considered an Agunah
2. Both parties must agree to the divorce
- Although if the wife has been unfaithful and will not accept the Get, the
husband may go to a Beth Din and get a Zikui
- If a husband will not issue a Get, a Rabbi can turn to the Talmud to try and force
the husband to issue a get
3. The couple do not have to justify to the Beth Din why they want a divorce
4. If the woman wants to re-marry she must provide the get
5. A civil divorce is not valid under Jewish law- if one re-marries when they only have a
civil divorce it is considered adultery
Reform
1. The woman should get a Get
-Although if she cannot a civil divorce is valid
2. Both parties must agree to the divorce
- Although if the wife has been unfaithful and will not accept the Get, the
husband may go to a Beth Din and get a Zikui
- If a husband will not issue a Get, a Rabbi can turn to the Talmud to try and force
the husband to issue a get
3. The couple do not have to justify to the Beth Din why they want a divorce
4. If the woman wants to re-marry she must provide the get (or civil divorce papers)
5. A civil divorce is valid under Jewish law- if one re-marries when they only have a civil
divorce it is not considered adultery
6. Also the mitzvot about Mamzerim is ignored because the child has no say

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