For first time, U.S. court upholds prenuptial agreement of Orthodox beth din

09.02.2013                      29.Schwat. 5773                      Mischpatim; Paraschat Schkalim

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For first time, U.S. court upholds prenuptial agreement of Orthodox beth din

Ruling is first on the Beth Din of America’s 20-year-old contract; decision is considered a victory for Jewish women whose husbands refuse to grant them a religious divorce.

For the first time, a state court has affirmed the constitutionality of a Modern Orthodox-sponsored prenuptial agreement meant to protect agunot — Jewish women “chained” by husbands who refuse to grant them a religious divorce….