Why is a divorce called a Gett? After all, the Torah calls it here a “Sefer Krisus” (“Document of Separation”).
Here are two possible explanations:
- The Hebrew word Gett is spelled גט – Gimmel Tes. Add these two letters and you get 12 (3+9=12). A Gett must be written on 12 lines.
- Nowhere in the entire Tanach will you find a Gimmel and Tes in the same word! Check it out…. Not even one word! So, the very word for divorce is made up of 2 letters that just can’t live side by side and are therefore separated. Gett it? Ugghh. Forget it!