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2 prominent Orthodox Jewish rabbis arrested in divorce extortion case

The FBI says the group used intimidation and

The FBI says the group used intimidation and force to obtain religious divorces for Orthodox Jewish women. (October 11, 2013 6:34 PM)

The arrest of two prominent rabbis in a case of alleged kidnapping, ransom and torture continues to reverberate throughout the entire Orthodox Jewish community in Monsey.

The FBI arrested Rabbi Martin Wolmark of yeshiva Shaarei Torah in Monsey, and Rabbi Mendel Epstein, a prominent ultra-Orthodox divorce mediator in Brooklyn, on Wednesday.

Both men were arrested along with eight other...

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