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October 11, 2013 8:38 am

Rabbis Arrested in Agunot Scheme

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Orthodox Jews in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Photo: wiki commons.

NY Daily News – Two rabbis plotted to kidnap Jewish husbands, torture them with electric cattle prods and force them to grant their desperate wives religious divorces, the feds charged Thursday.

Rabbi Mendel Epstein, 68, of Brooklyn and Rabbi Martin Wolmark, 55, of Monsey, Rockland County, were among 10 people arrested in the barbarous scheme with tentacles that ran all the way to the rabbinical court.

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