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Israel's Trump conversion row raises concerns among US Jews

Leading American Jewish organization expresses concern over Israel's religious court system following rejection of rabbi's conversions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2016, 9:47 PM

Rabbis call for Ivanka Trump conversion to be recognized

Beit Hillel, group of modern Orthodox rabbis, criticizes rejection of Ivanka Trump conversion, warns of potential consequences.Shai Landesman, 7/5/2016, 10:14 PM

Shaked: 'Don't lecture me on need for Zionist judges'

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked responds to rabbinical, women's groups concerned about too much haredi control over rabbinical courts.Ido Ben-Porat, 7/1/2016, 2:10 PM

Shaked: New Rabbinical Court 'A Revolution for Israel'

A new era in religious adjudication has begun with the selection of new rabbinical judges, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said.Ido Ben Porat, 9/13/2015, 4:05 PM

Rabbinical Judges Chip in for Chained Woman

A woman sobbed that she couldn't afford what it would cost to get divorced – and the rabbis opened their wallets.Hillel Fendel, 7/10/2015, 2:12 AM

Sources: Chief Rabbinate to Again Oversee Conversion

Haredi party sources said Sunday that they had reached an agreement with the Likud on rolling back recently approved rules on conversion.Moshe Cohen, 4/6/2015, 7:30 AM

MK Chetboun: Rabbinical Judges Faced with Impossible Task

Chetboun's 'Judges Law' to go before Ministerial Committee on Legislation: 'We cannot blame judges; we do not give them tools to work.'Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 11/9/2014, 9:54 AM

High Court Allows Mother to Refuse Son's Circumcision

In precedent-setting ruling, Court says Rabbinical Court can't force circumcision if one parent objects.Nir Har Zahav, 6/29/2014, 9:49 PM

Religious Divorce Must Not Be an Emotional Weapon

Breaking up is hard to do, but we must not have a situation where we marry as Bnai Torah and divorce like terrorists. A response to an issue making headlines in NY.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 11/20/2013, 5:49 PM

Women to get 4 of 11 Seats in Dayanim C'tee

Bill was presented by MKs Aliza Lavie and Shuli Moalem. It passed despite stiff hareidi opposition.Gil Ronen, 6/11/2013, 9:17 AM

9% Rise in Jewish Divorce Requests in 2012

88,000 divorce files opened in Rabbinical Courts in 2012, up from less than 81,000 in 2011.Gil Ronen, 1/29/2013, 10:16 AM

NU's New #2: I'll Lead Fight for Family Values

Rabbi Eliyahu Ben-Dahan, #2 on the National Union's Knesset list, says fathers are targeted by false complaints.Gil Ronen, 11/19/2012, 2:51 PM