Sunday, April 30, 2006
Israel’s National Insurance Institute Allegedly Secretly Canceling Child Support Debts for Husbands Who Refuse to Give Wives a Divorce
It is claimed that Israel's National Insurance Institute (NII) is secretly canceling child support debts, at the request of the rabbinic courts administration, in cases where husbands are refusing to agree to a divorce sought by their wives. Proponents of the procedure claim that the procedure encourages men who will not agree to a divorce to change their minds. Opponents charge that the system amounts to a surrender to a husband’s extortion. Under Jewish law, only husbands can grant their wives a divorce, or get. Source. Ruth Sinai, Haaretz Corresondent, haaretzdaily.com To read the complete story, please click here (last visited April 30, 2006, reo).