Rabbis rule joking teens legally married




 
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Boots
 
March 4th, 2009  
AB_Shorts_Momma
 
 

Topic: Rabbis rule joking teens legally married


JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli girl has become a divorcee at the age of 14.

It all began as a lark, in a schoolyard where a 17-year-old boy recently declared the girl his wife, reciting a Jewish ritual vow in front of witnesses, and she accepted his ring.

That, and what a spokeswoman for Israel's Rabbinical Courts said was the consummation of their marriage, was enough to make them man and wife in the Jewish state.

Spokeswoman Efrat Orbach, describing the girl as the youngest Jewish divorcee in Israel's modern history, said the couple was granted a rabbinical divorce this week.

Under Israeli criminal law, sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl are not illegal as long as her male partner is no more than three years her senior.

(Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan, Editing by Paul Casciato)

http://www.reuters.com/article/oddly...51P69B20090226
April 23rd, 2009  
sky2979
 
 
Ha ha,...wow,..join the club
April 26th, 2009  
tomtom22
 
 
Marriage is not something to be joked about.
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Boots
April 26th, 2009  
senojekips
 
 
To me, this is typical of the type of mess you get when issues like marriage are administered by a religious body, rather than being a legal state in law.
April 26th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
This may have made a lot of sense a long time ago but in this day and age....
 


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