The Be’er Sheva Rabbinical Court allowed a man whose wife contracted Alzheimer’s at age 36 to marry a second wife, Israel Hayom reported.
The unusual and tragic case comes after about many years of marriage and after the couple brought two boys to the world who are now aged ten and six. The 38-year-old woman is diagnosed with a rare case of early Alzheimer’s, and her condition rapidly deteriorated within two years. Six months ago, after ten years of marriage, she was hospitalized because she was unable to take care of herself. Her mother and two brothers died at a young age from the rare genetic syndrome.
Appearing before court, she was unable to identify her children for more than a short time. Due to her condition, the woman’s sister was appointed her guardian by the court. She confirmed her sister’s condition, and agreed the husband should be permitted to marry a second wife.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.