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New agreement names EBD official rabbinical court of Poland

Conference of European Rabbis Beth Din becomes the official Beth Din of Poland, following a historic agreement with Polish Chief Rabbi.

New agreement names EBD official rabbinical court of Poland

To convert or not to convert to Judaism

It's a tough tug of war between competing standards of conversion, but passing a conversion law that is not widely accepted is useless.

To convert or not to convert to Judaism

Who knew about the Exodus besides the Egyptians and the Jews?

Yitro heard and acted on what he heard. What about the rest?.

Who knew about the Exodus besides the Egyptians and the Jews?

Man married to divorcee discovers he's a kohen - what next?

The shocking discovery and the creative solution.

Man married to divorcee discovers he's a kohen - what next?

Halakhic questions arising from the 9\11 tragedies

The Beit Din of America had to deal with the 9\11 tragedy on a personal level, collecting proofs to try to prevent wives from being agunot.

Halakhic questions arising from the 9\11 tragedies

Ad hoc rabbinic court helps Ethiopian plane tragedy families

Special Beit Din headed by Chief Rabbi untangles mourning and family issues for Ethiopian Air crash victim families.

Ad hoc rabbinic court helps Ethiopian plane tragedy families

Husband permitted to marry second wife

Husband of woman who contracted Alzheimer's at age 36 permitted by rabbinic court to marry another woman.

Husband permitted to marry second wife

Mortgage by father of the bride: gift or loan?

Father takes NIS 1 million mortgage for daughter bride's apartment. Couple's now divorcing and dayanim must decide: was money gift or loan?

Mortgage by father of the bride: gift or loan?

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

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

Women may manage rabbinical courts

Ruling by High Court states women may be appointed director of rabbinical courts; 'Inconceivable proper representation not given.'

Women may manage rabbinical courts

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.

Divorce refuser who headed drug cartel located, arrested

Rabbinical court works to permit marriage to 'mamzer'

Be'er Sheva rabbis invalidate marriage to erase 'mamzer' status.

Rabbinical court works to permit marriage to 'mamzer'

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.

Transgender refuses to grant divorce, claims he is a woman

Grandfather to pay child support after father fled

Israeli Supreme Court ruled that father of 'divorce refuser' who fled to Ukraine will pay 2000 shekels a month for grandchildren’s support.

Grandfather to pay child support after father fled to Uman

Rabbinical Court to 'shame' man into giving a get

Jerusalem rabbinical court to put recalcitrant husband through shaming exercise to persuade him to grant wife a Jewish divorce.

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

'Chained Man' Free As Court Pushes Divorce

The High Court said that sanctions placed on a woman who refused to accept a divorce from her husband were appropriate.

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

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.

Report: Independent Conversion Courts Water Down Obligations

Rabbinic Court Cannot Decide on Circumcision

A rabbinic court overstepped its bounds when it ruled in parents’ circumcision battle, Attorney General says.

Rabbinic Court Cannot Decide on Circumcision

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.

Rabbinical Court Rejects Gush Katif Case Against Hareidi MK

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.

Guards Who Let 'Get Refusenik' Escape to be Punished

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-Dahan

MK Ben-Dahan: Throw the Book At Husbands Who Won't Give 'Get'

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.

Rabbi Proposes Rabbinic Court Decide Organ Donations

'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.

'Get' Refusal Bill Heads to Knesset for First Reading

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.

The Greatness of Rabbi Kook

Justice and the Judges

Justice and the Judges

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.

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