LAKEWOOD, N.J. — Yisrael Briskman’s wife in Israel wanted a
divorce, and a rabbinical court decided she should be granted one. But
Briskman refused and fled to the United States, where the FBI says an
Orthodox Jewish rabbi and his wife lured him to their New Jersey home,
kidnapped him and said they’d bury him alive in the Pocono Mountains if
he didn’t relent.
Briskman said he was kicked repeatedly in the ribs at the home
in Lakewood, robbed and shown the dark body bag he’d soon inhabit if he
didn’t free his wife from their marital bonds.
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