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Abuse in the Jewish Community

Updated : 
August 7, 2018

Can a woman bring a friend or advocate for support to the “beit din” to get the “get?”

A woman can bring a friend or advocate to the beit din (rabbinical court) for support. Also, if a woman is afraid to attend the beit din because of domestic abuse, she can refuse to attend and have an agent for her husband deliver the sefer k’ritot (scroll of severance) to her.