By now you’ve probably heard of Avrohom Meir Weiss, the official Frum Satire A-hole of the Week (a new series sponsored by Artscroll, Shevy Wigs, and Brachs). He’s the latest in a series of douchebags who refuses to give his wife a get, only this time it’s different because he’s got yichus and she’s got yichus. That’s right folks, Avrohom Meir Weiss is from a long line of Rabbinic greatness that ceased to exist in 1986 when Rav Moshe Feinstein died. Since then, you may recall other Rav Moshe ancestors such as the Tendler brothers who have a long list of sexual scandal attached to them and Reb Reuven Feinstein who hired Leib Tropper (that asshole of the century who tried to coerce a woman he was converting into having a three way with him and his wife). So much for legacy there, but Gital Dodelson who is fighting to unchain herself from being an agunah is not too shabby herself. She’s related to the Kotlers, whose only real scandal is that time they supposedly killed Chabad buchrim in Shanghai during World War II.
Now like any case involving divorce, there are two sides to the story, but there are never two sides to a Get. You never ever withhold a get, it’s just a douche-canoe thing to do. How could any man with any sort of soul do such a thing? I’m sure that if those cattle prodding get torture Rabbis from last month were arrested now, everyone would come out in support of their brave heroic acts. Maybe, it’s possible that we can understand why cattle prodding, water boarding, and bris milah part 2, is a necessary evil when it comes to nudging men to give a Get.
I think the saddest part of this situation is the fact that regardless of how painful and uncalled for it is to withhold a Get, there are still some schmucks who want to hear the guys side of the story. If someone can tell me that there is a good reason to ever withhold a get, they will receive a prize from one of our sponsors. If anything, the guy should give a get and then withhold civil divorce if he wants to try and gain an upper hand in the estate.
In honor of Avrohom Meir Weiss and as a congratulations upon receiving the dignified Frum Satire Asshole of the Week award, I am going to dedicate the first few minutes of the following song to all of those other MFers who refuse to give their wives a get.
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