Community news website COLlive.com presents episode 2 of a video series titled Gett Abuse, offering a perspective based on halacha and hashkafa about spouses who refuse to get divorced according to Jewish law.
The series was created at the request of leading Chabad rabbonim from around North America and other poskim and dayanim.
They asked to raise public awareness to this issue that has been keeping women (and even men) “chained” and unable to move on with their lives after separation and civil divorce.
Episode one, featuring Rabbi YY Jacobson and Rabbi Avi Kahan, was viewed by thousands live and via replay, and sparked much conversation and about the issue, leading to greater awareness of the cause.
Moderator: Chony Milecki, a resident of Crown Heights who is a Jewish recording artist and music arranger.
Guests of episode 2:
Rabbi Yosef Feigelstock is a Shliach of the Rebbe and Rov of Beit Hakneset Beit Menachem in Buenos Aires and the Chabad community in Argentina. An internationally renowned halachic posek, he is an expert in Gitten and is involved in many sensitive communal matters. He directs a Kashrus agency in South America. As an expert in mikvaos, he authored the sefer Mikvah Kahalacha and has helped build Mikvahs around the world.
Rabbi Avraham Kahan is the Founder and Rosh Beis Din of Beis Din Vaad Hadin V’Horaah and the Rav of Congregation Khal New City. He was raised in the Monsey area and learned in Yeshiva Gedola of Passaic and Yeshivas Brisk. After marriage, he and his wife settled in Yerushalayim where he learned in Kollel Ohel Yesharim (Rav Yitzchock Florinz). Rabbi Kahan received semicha from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, Rav Akiva Wosner, and Rav Yosek Auker. He learned practical shimush in hora’ah from many esteemed rabbonim.