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  11/8/2013, Kislev 5, 5774

Search On for 1st Woman to Judge in Muslim Courts

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni reached agreement, this week, with the minister of the Sharia courts and a candidate for president of the Sharia appeals court, for women to be appointed to the position of Qadi or religious-court justice.

Qadis Zini and Samara agree that there was no barrier to a woman who knows the law and lives a religious lifestyle serving on the Sharia bench. They agreed to look for a qualified candidate during the upcoming year.