Sunday, March 1, 2009

Rabbis say joking teens are married

A pair of teenagers that had a mock wedding service on the playground have been declared married by a Rabbinical court in Israel.

It all began as a lark, in a schoolyard where a 17-year-old boy recently declared the girl his wife, reciting a Jewish ritual vow in front of witnesses, and she accepted his ring.

That, and what a spokeswoman for Israel's Rabbinical Courts said was the consummation of their marriage, was enough to make them man and wife in the Jewish state.

Spokeswoman Efrat Orbach, describing the girl as the youngest Jewish divorcee in Israel's modern history, said the couple was granted a rabbinical divorce this week.

Sounds like Israeli marriage law has no common sense. Poor girl, divorced at 14.

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