"...The real issue here is not two people who fail to see that they have a religious obligation to end their marriage with as much holiness as they entered it. The real issue here is that Jewish groups are asking Friedman’s employers, both Camp and staffers of the House Ways and Means Committee, to pressure Friedman or even to fire him, if he will not grant his wife a Jewish divorce. Is it really appropriate for Jewish activists and rabbis to advocate for that kind of religious pressure? I don’t know if it is legal for an employers to do so, but I'm sure it is unwise to ask them — especially when the employer is the federal government...."
Also published in The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A., 1/5/11
Also published in The Washington Jewish Week, 1/13/11
Also published in The Jewish Community Voice, 1/12/11