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The bill of divorce given by the husband to the wife in order to dissolve the marriage. Just as a Jewish marriage is established by the delivery of the ring together with the declaration of marriage in the presence of two witnesses, an instrument, the get, is required to be given before the marriage can be dissolved. Thus the get is not merely a record of dissolution of the marriage but the means of dissolution. There are many rules about the get, especially that it be written specifically for this particular husband and wife whose names have to be recorded with complete accuracy. The word get means a document and is used in the Talmud for other types of document, but the term generally denotes the bill of divorce.

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.


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