I found a very interesting post on last Thursdays daf, which dealt with issues of witnesses: When a man tries to extort his wife for money by claiming in divorce court that he married off their young daughter without her knowledge to an undisclosed man- do we believe him?

Check out this blog- it suggests to me that we have leeway within halacha to believe this man- essentially changing the status of his daughter to an aguna, since we have no idea to whom she has been married, as well as leaving intact the power of his attempt at extortion- or we can decide he is simply not to be believed without further proof, freeing the daughter and wife from his power. If both are halachikly viable routes, how could we possibly choose to believe such a man?




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