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Home / I am terrified of having sex with my husband because of the risk of catching Aids . Before we met he had just finished a drug rehabilitation programme. Now he’s back on hard drugs . We are both Jewish. Can I get a divorce ?

I am terrified of having sex with my husband because of the risk of catching Aids . Before we met he had just finished a drug rehabilitation programme. Now he’s back on hard drugs . We are both Jewish. Can I get a divorce ?

By: דיאנה שאלתיאלPublished on: 09 June, 2022
Yes. Under Jewish law a wife is entitled to divorce her husband if he is a hard drug addict because he is in a high-risk group for catching Aids, and therefore, her potential murderer as he can transmit the deadly disease to her through sex, it has been decided in the rabbinical court.

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