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  • Rabbi David Wax pleads guilty to kidnapping in agunah case

    May 7, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    New Jersey Rabbi David Wax pleaded guilty to kidnapping charges as part of a scheme to force an Israeli to give his wife a get.

    The rabbi admitted to being paid $100,000 to compel the man — identified by the Associated Press as Yisrael Briskman — to grant his wife a religious...

  • Rabbi, wife charged with kidnapping in agunah case

    July 18, 2011 | 5:48 pm

    Federal authorities filed charges of kidnapping against a New Jersey rabbi and his wife for allegedly detaining and threatening to kill a recalcitrant husband.

    David Wax, 49, and Judy Wax, 47, appeared in a federal court in Trenton, N.J. on Monday and were each released on a...