FRAT.....Jewish Rabbis were hired by jewish women to force divorce consent (known as the "get") from their husbands for a fee
handcuffs, cattle prods and karate were methods used to coax the "get" from unwilling husbands
rabbis were caught by undercover agents
NY Rabbis Arrested: Rabbis Wolmark And Epstein Tortured Husbands With Handcuffs, Karate For Jewish Divorces
By John Ericson | Oct 10, 2013 04:35 PM EDT
(iakoubtchik, CC BY-SA 2.0) Rabbis Martin Wolmark and Mendel Epstein are accused of kidnapping and torturing men who refused to grant their wives religious divorces.
A sweeping sting carried out Wednesday by the FBI led to the arrest of Rabbi Martin Wolmark of the Yeshiva Shaarei Torah and ultra-conservative divorce mediator Rabbi Mendel Epstein of Brooklyn, N.Y. Authorities also arrested two “thugs” identified in court documents as Ariel and Yaakov. The latter allegedly worked for the rabbis as hired muscle, and were responsible for some of the more convincing intimidation techniques.
"Basically what we are going to be doing is kidnapping a guy for a couple of hours and beating him up and torturing him and then getting him to give the get," Rabbi Epstein told the undercover FBI agents. "You probably love your wife, but you'd give a get when they finish with you... Hopefully there wouldn't even be a mark on him."
According to a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J., the expensive service required women to pay $10,000 for the rabbinical court’s authorization and between $50,000 and $60,000 to hire men for the job. “Tough guys” like Ariel and Yaakov were allegedly told to keep scars and bruises to a minimum, as a dearth of physical evidence would deter authorities from probing the close-knit orthodox community, the New York Times reports.
Rabbi Wolmark, Rabbi Epstein, and their hired thugs are expected to appear in court on Thursday.