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(RNS) David Hellman admitted to traveling with seven co-conspirators from New York to a New Jersey warehouse with the intention of forcing a Jewish man to give his wife a divorce document known under Jewish law as a “get.”


  1. As much as I deplore extortion and assault, I have zero sympathy for the victims here. These are guys who were using religious law in order to be jerks to their ex-wives.

    Although I must condemn such activity in public, part of me is happy that the unofficial penalty for not granting a “get” involved being zapped with a cattle prod.

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