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וישמע משה ויפל על-פניו -- And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face.

The truth of a fact can only be proved by a fact, not by reasons or reasoning. Reasons and reasoning can establish its probability or its necessity but can never prove its actuality. The veracity of a messenger can only be proved by his sender, the sending of Moses only by God himself. That is why no word of an answer from Moses himself could refute the accusation of Korach. If God would not consider it right to confirm the veracity of his being commissioned by God, in face of this denial of it, then his mission was at its end -- ויפל על פניו.

Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch, Parshat Korach

I wish I had God's PGP Key.


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comment Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
@DoubleAA The reasoning behind why some / most Talmidai Chachmim disagree with him.
Jan
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asked When is Fixed Interest Allowed?
Jan
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comment Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
@Fred In the state of Israel the secular law allows the beit din to use an escalating set of measures, such as revoking his passport, drivers license, imprisoning him, and putting him in solitary confinement in prison for an unlimited amount of time.
Jan
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revised Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
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Jan
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comment Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
@DoubleAA "Because maybe we don't rule that way" is not a reason, any more than "because" would be a reason. It's like saying we don't do it because we don't do it.
Jan
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comment Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
@DoubleAA "Because" is not a reason, especially not regarding something this serious.
Jan
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comment Corporations and Jewish ethics
@EricBrown I'm asking that exact question here: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/45381/2205
Jan
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comment Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
Also, what are the list of things for which Beit Din can use coercion according to various authorities.
Jan
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comment Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
So why can't they rely on the Rambam's ruling on this matter, especially since the men in most of these case clearly intend to divorce the woman and are willing to do so, and are only withholding the get in order to blackmail the woman financially, i.e. not to pay the ketubah or even worse to get the woman to pay them a large sum for the get, or other similar blackmail.
Jan
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revised Corporations, Jewish Shareholders and Interest
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Jan
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comment Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
@Scimonster I edited the title and the last paragraph, does that make it clearer?
Jan
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revised Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
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Jan
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asked Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
Dec
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comment Must a couple get divorced if they have no children after 10 years?
You should mention that he has the option of taking a second wife, but that due the Cherem Ashkenazim wouldn't do this, and make clear that "the issue is with the man" means the man is totally infertile and basically a saris, as the issue could be with the man yet if it's short of 100% infertility he could still be required to either take a second wife or be forced to divorce.
Dec
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comment Requirement to Divorce an Infertile Wife or Marry a Second Wife
Thanks, I edited the question to reflect that. All, I'm primarily interested in the opinions of Rishonim.
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revised Requirement to Divorce an Infertile Wife or Marry a Second Wife
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Dec
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comment Is “peru eruvu” a mitzva that means to specifically include a male and female child?
Could you find out what his source was?
Dec
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answered Is “peru eruvu” a mitzva that means to specifically include a male and female child?
Dec
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comment Requirement to Divorce an Infertile Wife or Marry a Second Wife
If you could summarize a bit of what they say it would make this answer much better.
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asked Requirement to Divorce an Infertile Wife or Marry a Second Wife