97% of rabbinical court Jewishness vetting declared as Jewish

Rabbinical Courts Jewish Studies Director Rabbi Eliyahu Maimon: 'In recent years, some 55,000 people brought into Israel.'Mordechai Sones, 11/6/2018, 4:30 PM

Woman named judicial assistant to an Israeli rabbinical court

After two years of fighting, first female judicial assistant appointed to rabbinical court.JTA, 8/6/2018, 1:36 PM

Conservative rabbi married a 'mamzer'

Courts assert the reason for interrogation of Conservative rabbi in Haifa was that he married a 'mamzer,' in violation of halakha and law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2018, 12:00 PM

Violence in Rabbinical Court

During hearing in Netanya Rabbinical Court, husband strikes lawyer representing his wife slapping her in face. He was detained by police.Mordechai Sones, 5/22/2018, 3:47 PM

Rabbinical Courts to strike tomorrow

Employees of Rabbinical Courts to stage partial strike for first time in Israel's history.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2018, 7:00 PM

'They love to hate the courts'

Deputy Defense Minister says rabbinic courts working diligently and faithfully to help women whose husbands refuse to grant a divorce.Hezki Baruch, 2/26/2018, 8:29 PM

Israel to promote solution for 'chained-wives' around the world

Israeli rabbinical courts granted authority to rule in cases of 'chained wives' even if neither spouse is an Israeli citizen.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2017, 5:39 PM

Married and divorced under a false identity

Man stole brother's ID card, married and divorced as his brother in order to avoid fines and debts and revealing he had a disease.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/1/2017, 7:15 PM

'Father finds himself in kafkaesque situation'

Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court rules woman who filed false complaint against husband should lose alimony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2017, 12:55 PM

The silent tragedy of men who suffer from recalcitrant wives

Rabbinical courts pride themselves on helping women chained to recalcitrant husbands - but what about the men chained to recalcitrant wives?Shimon Cohen, 6/21/2017, 11:48 AM

MK Michaeli calls for a female rabbi for every town

The Knesset Law committee discussed the issue of appointing a woman as director-general of the rabbinical courts. Feminist MK went farther.Hezky Baruch, 5/10/2017, 4:59 PM

Sanctions for get refusers to be increased

The Knesset approved a law implementing additional sanctions against men who refuse to grant wives a get (halakhic divorce).Yoel Domb, 3/22/2017, 4:30 PM

High Court: Supporters of divorce refusal will be penalized

The High Court rejected a petition by a father who persuaded his son to refuse a divorce to his wife and was penalized by Rabbinical Court.Reut Hadar, 3/20/2017, 8:51 PM

'You talk of judicial pluralism only for yourselves'

Knesset plenum approves bill granting rabbinical courts power to arbitrate civil law cases. MK Elazar Stern slams rabbinical courts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2017, 7:03 PM

Bill to restore authority of rabbinical courts advances

Ministerial Committee endorses bill to restore authority to rabbinical courts to serve as arbitrators in cases involving civil law.JTA, 2/5/2017, 4:13 PM

Recalcitrant husband takes Rabbis to court over shaming

Rabbinical Court ordered shaming of Oded Gez who refused to give his wife a divorce.Hillel Fendel, 9/12/2016, 6:41 PM

Religious courts chief: Give rabbis bachelor's degrees

Rabbi Shimon Jacoby is demanding the academic recognition of rabbinical licenses. "These highly-educated people...can only help the public."Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 8/4/2016, 3:57 PM

Three religious Zionist judges appointed to Supreme Court

Nine judges - including three from religious Zionist movement - appointed to Supreme Rabbinical Court.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 7/13/2016, 2:10 AM

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