A short article in the New York Times caught my eye. It said in part, ” On the other hand, vows are apparently a necessity for an Israeli man who at age 50 has just been granted his 11th divorce. The BBC reports that the man, from Jerusalem, usually divorces after two years and immediately goes out bride hunting. Or perhaps bride reeling. “I send out a hook in all directions, and the fish come on their own,” the man, who was not named, said. According to the rabbinical court that announced the divorce, 11 is a record for Jews in Israel. The court praised the man’s adherence to religious procedure. Under Jewish law, a man seeking a divorce grants his wife a “get,” which declares, ‘You are hereby permitted to all men.’” See the article at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/09/weekinreview/10grist-2.html
It made me think who set the record for the most divorces. If Wikepedia is too be trusted is appears to be Glynn Wolfe, a former Baptist minister. They say, ” he managed the feat a heartbreaking 28 times throughout his life. The shortest of his marriages was a mere 19 days, while the longest lasted an impressive 7 years.” He was married 29 times. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glynn_Wolfe
He apparently died with $480 to his name. I guess it is very costly to get divorce 28 times!
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