I vaguely remember a Hollywood movie with Rene Zellweger where a bunch of rabbis from her temple intercede in her marriage by threatening/beating her husband. I can't remember the issues involved. I was cheering for the woman. She may have been in an abusive relationship. That just came to mind. In light of this thread, my guess would now be that the movie was based on Jewish tradition, where rabbis rescue Jewish women using vigilante methods.