And the Latest Trend: The Jewish Prenup

It shouldn’t be too surprising: apparently, some Jews are now starting to use Jewish prenuptial contracts, to resolve the Agunah questions. At least according to this article in the New York Times.

It’s an interesting situation: the traditional Ketubah lets the man decide if they will get divorced, or not. Less traditional Jews use the Lieberman Clause in their Ketubah to get around this. But, if we want to abide by the traditions and keep the original Ketubah contract intact, what are we to do?

My general approach — and I can speak only for myself — is, I can’t control what anyone else does, and I just hope that everyone is honest with themselves about their own motives for their decision-making.

In other words: if you want to keep traditions, that’s cool — but if we’re going to keep the tradition, then lets keep the tradition! And it is fine if you want to break tradition, that’s fine — but lets admit that we’re breaking it! The problem is if pretend we’re doing one thing, when we’re really doing something else.

This opinion is not that of Team Ketubah, just that of one member, Morgan. I feel like this should be like one of those TV commercials for pharmaceutical drugs with 30 seconds of warnings afterwards!


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