Men who refuse to give their wives a religious Jewish divorce must pay $150 a day under a revised prenuptial agreement released by a coalition of Orthodox groups. The pre-nup released Tuesday by the Beth Din of America, the Rabbinical Council of America and the Orthodox Caucus aims to resolve the long-standing problem of agunot, “chained women,” who are unable to remarry because their spouses refuse to grant them divorces. The new agreement names the Beth Din of America as a default venue for giving the get and also simplifies earlier pre-nuptial agreements, the groups say.
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