Bar-Ilan University announces it has dismissed Dr. Oded Gaz, a member of the university’s physics department after the Supreme Chief Rabbinate Beis Din placed him in nidui for not giving his wife a get.
The university’s social media was abuzz against Dr. Gaz, decrying reports he has been withholding a get from his wife for some four years. The Supreme Beis Din released his name along with a photo, calling on the tzibur to distance him from anything to do with Yiddishkheit.
The university explains Gaz was also ousted from the Higher Torah Studies department and in a statement university officials explain they have cut all connection with him, not in business and not personally.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem / Photo: Facebook)