I DON'T GIVE A GET
ONLY IN ISRAEL: THE MOST UNIQUE PRISONER OF THE WORLD DIED
BY: BENJAMIN AMINADAR
Only in Israel: Yihyeh Abraham, the most unique prisoner of the world died, recently, far away from media attention, at age 70 in Assaf Harofe hospital. He spent 32 years of his life in the Israeli jails because he refused to Give a Get to his wife, Ora. They married when he was 18 and she was 4 years old. According to the Israeli-Yemenite newsletter 'Hadray Teiman' (Naharia) edited by Efraim Yaakov, the late Abraham was also the oldest prisoner in the history of Israel, with 32 years behind him in an Israeli jail!
Mr. Abraham suffered many illnesses but ultimately, died of a stroke. He is survived by many children and grandchildren. Israeli officials and Rabbis did pressure Mr. Abraham to Give the Get but he was adamant in refusal and returned to his 'beloved' cell. Even legal ploys designed to force him out of jail by virtue of insanity failed to accomplish this end.
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