Countroversy surrounds local divorce case


While some are saying that Tamar Epstein, the former Silver Spring resident who has not received a Jewish divorce for more than five years, is now free to go on with her life, a source close to her former husband has denied that a get was given.
“A get has not been given,” the source said emphatically.
But according to the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, “The case is resolved. It is a closed case from our end,” said Rabbi Jeremy Stern, ORA director.
In an email sent to the Washington Jewish Week, ORA noted, “After scores of rallies, thousands of letters, and years of persistent advocacy and hopeful prayers… We are very excited to announce that TAMAR IS FREE!!!”
Stern said he couldn’t comment further, noting, “The situation is very sensitive right now.”
Epstein married Friedman in April of 2006. The couple had a daughter in November 2007 and then separated in March 2008. They received a civil divorce in April 2010.

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