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Probe of ‘divorce Mills’ Here Ordered by Orthodox Rabbis

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“Divorce mills,” a widespread racket that has arisen under the Jewish law that any rabbi can give a man a divorce, came in for bitter denunciation at the convention of the Association of Rabbis of Greater New York, an orthodox group, which continued in its second week yesterday at Young Israel Hall, 229 East Broadway.

After a number of rabbis had heatedly attacked the system, the executive committee of the association was instructed to invset##gate and propose reforms.

Rabbi Israel Dushowitz, president of the association, suggested a plan whereby a Beth Din, or rabbinical tribunal, of three rabbit would be empowered to grant divorces.

Previously, speakers had told of numerous cases of “reverends” and irresponsible persons calling them-selves rabbis, who, for a small sum of money, give men divorces without the knowledge or consent of their wives.

The convention is the first held by the association in a number of years.

Recently the Rabbinical Assembly, a body of Conservative rabbis, adopted a reform whereby a deserted wife can secure a divorce decree after three years provided there is a clause in the marriage contract permitting it.

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