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TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) Two brothers have admitted to playing roles in a bizarre plot to kidnap, beat and torture a recalcitrant Orthodox Jewish husband to convince him to give his wife a religious divorce, authorities said.


  1. As much as I abhor extortion, kidnapping and assault as a matter of principle, I find it a little satisfying that the unofficial penalty for guys who refuse to grant a religious divorce was being zapped with a cattle prod.