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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Four Orthodox Jewish rabbis and one of their sons were indicted on Thursday on charges of kidnapping Jewish men and violently forcing them to grant divorces to their unhappy wives, New Jersey authorities said on Thursday.
Between 2009 and 2013, the rabbis – Mendel Epstein, Martin Wolmark, Binyamin Stimler and Jay Goldstein, who also went by “Yaakov” – kidnapped or tried to kidnap men and torture them with beatings and stun guns until they agreed to divorce their wives, according to the indictment filed in New Jersey federal court by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.
originally posted by: AfterInfinity
a reply to: olaru12
Five men do not represent an entire religion.
originally posted by: Shiloh7
Jewish law is very ancient and it is a situation where old laws that have travelled into the 21st Century have to be managed as best they can.
originally posted by: OptimusSubprime
a reply to: the owlbear
Apparently you haven't been around too many fundamentalist Christians. Because I am one, I can tell you that I have never heard of or seen anything like this. In fact, fundamentalists like me don't believe in divorce for ANY reason. Perhaps you have confused fundamentalism, which is quite mainstream, with the insanity of the fringe cults, like Westboro, who claim to be Christians, when the fact is that they are anything but. Don't believe everything you hear on biased TV shows, "news" reports, and other sources about Christian fundamentalism, because they are very wrong more often than not.