Written for: Poetic Asides #356, “Getting A ______”
In order to get a get, an orthodox
Jewish husband must present
a written divorce document. He does
not need a reason–burned dinner, sinner
in an adulterous affair, bad hair day–
and his wife is sent away. Does he
pay? Oh yes. If he should have
a change of heart, wish to remarry
his ex, there is a hex on his doing so
if she has been married to another
during the time hubby had second thoughts.
Confused? Consult a rabbi.