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Report: New Conversion Courts Ease Obligations

At least one panel of new conversion courts doesn't require declared obligation to observe Jewish commandments, reports Haaretz.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 8/17/2015, 11:38 AM

Rabbinic Court Cannot Decide on Circumcision

A rabbinic court overstepped its bounds when it ruled in parents’ circumcision battle, Attorney General says.Maayana Miskin, 3/6/2014, 2:58 PM

Rabbis: Disengagement Wasn't Gafni's Fault

A rabbinical court has thrown out a lawsuit against MK Moshe Gafni brought by residents of Gush Katif who were thrown out of their homes.David Lev, 2/27/2014, 12:02 PM

Guards Who Let 'Get Refusenik' Escape Punished

Disciplinary steps taken against officers after 'get refusenik' Shai Cohen jumped out a window at the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court.David Lev, 4/3/2013, 3:50 AM

MK Ben-Dahan: Throw the Book At 'Get'-Refusers

Much harsher punishments are needed for individuals who refuse to grant their wives a Jewish divorce, said MK Eli Ben-DahanDavid Lev, 3/7/2013, 8:34 AM

Rabbi Proposes Beit Din Decide Organ Donations

A local chief rabbi has proposed the Rabbinical Court be given the authority to make the decision on organ donations.Hana Levi Julian, 6/14/2012, 1:13 PM

'Get' Refusal Bill Faces Vote

A bill calling for sanctions against Jewish husbands who abandon their wives without giving a bill of divorce has been submitted to Knesset.Chana Ya'ar, 5/22/2011, 5:23 PM

The Greatness of Rabbi Kook

It is 75 years since Rabbi Kook, visionary and leader during the birth-pangs of the State of Israel, has passed away. Here, his legacy is glimpsed.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/15/2010, 8:34 AM

Justice and the Judges

"Justice, justice shall you pursue, that you may live and inherit the land which the Lord your God gives you." But what does Justice really mean?Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple, 8/12/2010, 8:27 PM

Family Court Too Harsh on Men?

Panel of judges overturns Family Court ruling distancing a husband from home, making it obligatory to balance versions of both spouses.Gil Ronen, 5/6/2010, 8:01 PM