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The first part of the CWJ Contract (entitled "Undertaking") uses legal tools to curtail the incidences of get refusal. Under this part of the Contract, the parties agree that get refusal causes harm. The Agreement confers authority to non-ecclesiastical, courts to calculate and award these damages.
The second part of the CWJ Contract (entitled "Terms of Marriage") uses halakhic tools to empower a rabbinic court to eliminate problems of aginut, get refusal, mamzerut, and chalitza. It sets terms upon which a rabbinic tribunal can declare a Jewish marriage over.