November 15, 2019 Feature

Issues in Jewish Divorce

Rabbi Yona Reiss

What Is Jewish Divorce?

When a divorcing couple is Jewish, a legal professional representing either of the parties should be cognizant of various issues that may be particular to Jewish divorce and important to the future well-being of the divorcing spouses. In my work as the Chief Rabbinical Judge of the Beth Din of the Chicago Rabbinical Council, which is a rabbinical court of arbitration and mediation guided by principles of Torah (Jewish law and tradition), I help Jewish couples fulfill their religious needs within the framework of their civil divorce proceedings. Having previously served as a Wall Street attorney, I have an appreciation for both intersecting worlds.

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