Posts Tagged ‘ divorce ’

When King Henry VIII Bribed the Rabbis

January 3, 2014
King Henry

In 1527, King Henry VIII was desperate to divorce his first wife, Catharine of Aragon. So when his Catholic advisors denied him annulment, Henry sent messengers to the Jewish community in Italy, instead, hoping that a little money might win them over to his side. (He would have asked England’s Jews…

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Is a hairstyle grounds for divorce?

October 15, 2012

Deuteronomy 24:1 says that if a wife “fails to please [a husband] because he finds something…

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Choosing to Be Jewish

February 23, 2011
choosing to be jewish

Derek’s parents are divorced. He lives with his mother in Colorado, where they’re converting to Judaism.…

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