Reuters reports that an Israeli girl has been married and divorced — all at the young age of 14.
It began as a joke at school, where a 17-year-old declared the girl his wife by reciting a Jewish ritual vow before witnesses. In response, she received his ring.
The Rabbinical Courts of Israel indicated that this was the consummation of marriage for the two of them and that they were man and wife.
Later, the couple was granted a rabbinical divorce.
That is following “the letter of the law.”