Baltimore Beit Din
Average Overall Rating:
(as chosen by reviewers)
Would recommend this Beit Din
Felt pressured by the BD to exchange something for Get
Were told not to bring representation by this Beit Din
Felt treated with respect by this Beit Din
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What people say ...
The rabbis didn't look up, make eye contact, greet me or introduce themselves when I walked in. Typical yeshivish rabbi behavior and they were very nice when they addressed me, but I would have expected at least the same civil niceties that humans offer at any business meeting or other appointment.
The get was done in the Rabbi's office, which is small and full of furniture. It was not messy or run down, but it was crowded with all of us in there. It would have been nice to have a space set up with ample room for everyone to sit rather than haphazardly cramming everyone in.
Rabbi B was kind, calm and respectful. He outlined the process in a straightforward way (on the phone beforehand) and there were no suprises.
I didn’t feel like there was any support or representation for me
I wish I had known what the Baltimore Bais Din was like because I would have come in with stronger representation instead of just "trusting the rabbis" I wish I knew that I had rights in the divorce process so I could have advocated for myself during it. I wish I had a stronger legal background and a lawyer with understanding of the gett laws going into it, so I could recognize when Bais Din tried to coerce, misinform, pressure me more quickly, I wish I understood how apathetic the rabbinate and Jewish communities in general are towards women in these situations, so I would have been able to adjust my expectations and find solutions more quickly,
Abuse, aiding and abetting the abuser who was clearly recognized by all parties as the abuser, inappropriate advice, victim-blaming, rampant misogyny, I could go on....
Unprofessional in every sense of the word. They do not have an organized infrastructure, guide or known set of rules and expectations for the process. They make it up as they go along. They interpret every situation as they see fit. They are VERY much a male run and male supporting organization.
No discussion, took very long, felt uncomfortable