Talk about a wedding going sour.
Recent Israeli family court documents reveal that a wedding in Israel was marred due to a dispute between the chosson and the kallah over the value of the kesubah.
At the wedding, after the chosson was mekadeish the kallah and they were formally married, an argument broke out when the husband pegged the value of the kesubah at 180 thousand shekels, while the wife demanded that the kesubah be 555 thousands shekels, claiming that she wanted that amount to ward off ayin hara, evil eye.
At the debate grew and family members got involved, the chosson bolted from the chupah and left the wedding hall. A few minutes later, all the guests from the chosson’s side picked themselves up and left the simcha. The wedding had, for all intents and purposes, imploded.
According to the law firm of David Rosen, who represented the kallah, the couple had been married for only an hour.
Immediately after the incident, the kallah filed a divorce suit in rabbinical court, claiming alimony in the amount of half a million shekels in addition to the amount written in kesubah of 180 thousand shekels. The kallah argued that she deserves to be compensated for financial damages, because the couple had not yet opened a joint bank account and all the wedding present checks “had thus gone down the drain.”
The court closed the case two weeks ago, ruling that neither side should receive any compensation, as both sides suffered financially and emotionally due to the circumstances.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel