Letter Written by Rabbi Judah Altusky declaring that the husband named in the get (bill of divorce) has appointed a messenger to deliver the bill of divorce to his wife

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Editors introduction:  The law states that if someone would like to divorce his wife he does not have to give it to her directly.  He can appoint a messenger to give it to his wife and his wife can also appoint a messenger to accept it.  The following document was written by Rabbi Yehudah Altusky declaring that the husband named in the get (bill of divorce) has appointed a messenger to deliver the bill of divorce to his wife.  This messenger is called a shliach leholacha
 
 
"In front of us on Monday the 22nd of Marchesvan in the year 5716 (1956) from the creation of the world to the count that we are counting here in NY which sits on the edge of the ocean and the Hudson River the husband Avrohom Mordechai - who is also called Abraham and Abe-who is the son of Tzvi-who is also called Hershel and Harry-gave over a bill of divorce into the hands of Shmuel Efrayim the son of Yitzchak Yaakov to take it to his wife Chava Charna- who is called Clara-who is the daughter of Yosef Mordechai Hakohen - Who is also called Joseph-and to give it to her hand.  Just like the husband Avrohom Mordechai-who is also called Abraham and Abe-who is the son of Tzvi-who is also called Hershel and Harry-gave it to Shmuel Efrayim the son of Yitzchak Yakov to take the bill of divorce to Chava Charna-who is called Clara-who is the daughter of Yosef Mordechai Hakohen-who is also called Joseph [e.n. and something else that I can not read] and to put it in her hand in whatever place he finds her and he (Shmuel Efrayim) will be an extension of the husbands hand and his mouth will be like the husbands mouth and his giving will be like the husbands giving and I give him the permission to make a different messenger and that messenger can make another messenger-even till 100-and even without accident and he can even send it with the post office until the bill of divorce gets to her hands.  And as soon as the aforementioned lady or her messenger receives it she is divorced and she is permitted to marry any other man.  And the bill of divorce that Shmuel Efrayim the son of Yitzchak Yakov was made a messenger on to do the aforementioned things was written and signed here in NY which sits on the ocean and on the Hudson river on Monday the 22nd of Marchesvan in the year 5716 from the creation of the world and the witnesses are Avrohom Yitzchak the son of Chayim and Yakov the son of Moshe Tzvi and in front of us Avrohom Mordechai-who is also called Abraham and Abe-who is the son of Tzvi-who is also called Hershel and Harry-nullified any protests that he had on this bill of divorce and also in front of us the husband Avrohom Mordechai-who is also called Abraham and Abe-the son of Tzvi-who is also called Hershel and Harry-accepted in the full stringency and with an oath from the Torah not to nullify the bill of divorce and not to nullify the messenger.  And what was seen and done in front of us we wrote and signed and everything is clear and binding"
                                                                                    
                                                                                Behold Avrohom Yitzchak the son of Chayim witness
                                                                                 Behold Yakov the son of Moshe Tzvi witness
                       
                  We 3 people sat together and we confirmed in front of us those 2 signatures
                                                                                Behold Yehudah the son of Chayim judge
                                                                                Behold Avrohom Friedman judge
                                                                                Behold Yankel Sacher judge

 

Identifer: CJF.2012.002.1848

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Topics
Letters to and from Rabbi Silver; Wedding & Marriage

Collection
Kneseth Israel Congregation Collection

Related person
Rabbi Eliezer Silver

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