Daily Israel Report
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  3/14/2013, Nisan 3, 5773

Husband Claims Marriage Contract Void


An estranged wife demands 540,000 NIS as divorce compensation, based on the sum the husband signed for in the marriage contract known as the Ketuba. The husband claims the contract in null and void, as he announced at the wedding that the sum will be only 54,000 NIS. The wedding video seems to justify his claim, as the sum was described there as “three times Chai (the Hebrew numerical equivalent of 3x18), and the husband explains this to indicate his commitment to three times 18,000 NIS, “’Chai’ referred to 18,000, not 180,000, and when they read the wrong amount under the wedding canopy, I was just too excited to protest.”