Is the Rabbinate on a power trip? I don't think so

If there is a lack of popular support for the Rabbinate, that does not mean that the Rabbinate is wrong in its decisions. Harry Maryles, 7/8/2018, 8:15 AM

Women may manage rabbinical courts

Ruling by High Court states women may be appointed director of rabbinical courts; 'Inconceivable proper representation not given.'Mordechai Sones, 8/16/2017, 12:59 PM

Divorce refuser who headed drug cartel located, arrested

Refuser in Israel grants wife divorce to wife in US through head of Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court.Mordechai Sones, 5/17/2017, 11:32 AM

Rabbinical court works to permit marriage to 'mamzer'

Be'er Sheva rabbis invalidate marriage to erase 'mamzer' status.Eliran Aharon, 3/29/2017, 12:44 PM

Transgender refuses to grant divorce, claims he is a woman

Haifa Rabbinical court forces transgender person to grant wife a get, despite his claiming he could not give it as he is a woman.Yoel Domb, 3/20/2017, 7:57 PM

Grandfather to pay child support after father fled to Uman

Israeli Supreme Court ruled that father of 'divorce refuser' who fled to Ukraine will pay 2000 shekels a month for grandchildren’s support.Shoshana Miskin, 5/9/2016, 1:32 PM

Rabbinical Court to 'shame' man into giving wife a get

Jerusalem rabbinical court to put recalcitrant husband through shaming exercise to persuade him to grant wife a Jewish divorce.Moshe Cohen, 11/23/2015, 8:44 PM

First: 'Chained Man' Free As Court Demands Woman Accept Divorce

The High Court said that sanctions placed on a woman who refused to accept a divorce from her husband were appropriate.Moshe Cohen, 10/8/2015, 2:56 PM

Report: Independent Conversion Courts Water Down 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

Rabbinical Court Rejects Gush Katif Case Against Hareidi MK

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 to be 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 Husbands Who Won't Give 'Get'

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 Rabbinic Court 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 Heads to Knesset for First Reading

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

District Court: Family Court Too Quick to Ban Husband from Home

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