Lester Goldstein asked:

Daf 36A discusses a woman who by reason of her becoming insane cannot have a Chatas offering brought for her. What would the case be if a husband desired to give a woman a Get. Could the Get be delivered to a woman who has become insane.

Lester Goldstein, Pomona, New York

The Kollel replies:

Dear Lester

Hello there and thanks for your inquiry. In general the answer is no. One may not divorce his wife in such circumstances. However, Beis Din in such a case may permit him to marry a second wife if certain conditions are met.

As usual our answers are not for practical application. In such unfortunate circumstances as the situation you mentioned, one should consult his local orthodox rabbi.

All the best.

Y. Landy