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Rabbinical court allows publication of female get-refuser's personal details

Rabbinical court allows publication of female get-refuser's personal details

In first, Israeli rabbinical court allows publication of female get-refuser's details. 'I did nothing wrong,' woman claims.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2020 13:55
Arabs who insist on a Rabbinical Court?

Arabs who insist on a Rabbinical Court?

Rabbi Ido Rechnitz tells Arutz Sheva what happens when an Arab wants to be judged according to Jewish law.Yehonatan Gottleib, 15/12/2019 19:39
New blog explains rabbinical court process and decisions

New blog explains rabbinical court process and decisions

Beth Din of America launches first-in-the-nation blog dedicated to explaining rabbinical court process and decisions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2019 00:11
Is cheating wife entitled to half of her husband's home?

Is cheating wife entitled to half of her husband's home?

Supreme Court grants additional hearing after women's groups protest ruling denying unfaithful wife half of husband's previously-owned home.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 18/06/2019 14:58
97% of rabbinical court Jewishness vetting declared as Jewish

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, 06/11/2018 16:30
Woman named judicial assistant to an Israeli rabbinical court

Woman named judicial assistant to an Israeli rabbinical court

After two years of fighting, first female judicial assistant appointed to rabbinical court.JTA, 06/08/2018 13:36
Conservative rabbi married a 'mamzer'

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, 19/07/2018 12:00
Violence in Rabbinical Court

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, 22/05/2018 15:47
Rabbinical Courts to strike tomorrow

Rabbinical Courts to strike tomorrow

Employees of Rabbinical Courts to stage partial strike for first time in Israel's history.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/04/2018 19:00
'They love to hate the courts'

'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, 26/02/2018 20:29
Israel to promote solution for 'chained-wives' around the world

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, 22/10/2017 17:39
Married and divorced under a false identity

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, 01/10/2017 19:15
'Father finds himself in kafkaesque situation'

'Father finds himself in kafkaesque situation'

Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court rules woman who filed false complaint against husband should lose alimony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2017 12:55
The silent tragedy of men who suffer from recalcitrant wives

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, 21/06/2017 11:48
MK Michaeli calls for a female rabbi for every town

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, 10/05/2017 16:59
Sanctions for get refusers to be increased

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, 22/03/2017 16:30
High Court: Supporters of divorce refusal will be penalized

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, 20/03/2017 20:51
'You talk of judicial pluralism only for yourselves'

'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, 08/02/2017 19:03
Bill to restore authority of rabbinical courts advances

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, 05/02/2017 16:13
Recalcitrant husband takes Rabbis to court

Recalcitrant husband takes Rabbis to court

Rabbinical Court ordered shaming of Oded Gez who refused to give his wife a divorce.Hillel Fendel, 12/09/2016 18:41
Give rabbis bachelor's degrees

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, 04/08/2016 15:57
Rel. Zionist judges appointed to Supreme Court

Rel. Zionist judges appointed to Supreme Court

Nine judges - including three from religious Zionist movement - appointed to Supreme Rabbinical Court.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 13/07/2016 02:10
Trump conversion row raises concerns among US Jews

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, 06/07/2016 21:47
Calls for Ivanka Trump conversion to be recognized

Calls 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, 05/07/2016 22:14
Shaked: 'Don't lecture me'

Shaked: 'Don't lecture me'

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked responds to rabbinical, women's groups concerned about too much haredi control over rabbinical courts.Ido Ben-Porat, 01/07/2016 14:10
Shaked: New Rabbinical Court 'Revolutionary'

Shaked: New Rabbinical Court 'Revolutionary'

A new era in religious adjudication has begun with the selection of new rabbinical judges, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said.Ido Ben Porat, 13/09/2015 16:05
Rabbinical Judges Chip in for Chained Woman

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, 10/07/2015 02:12
Sources: Chief Rabbinate to Again Oversee Converts

Sources: Chief Rabbinate to Again Oversee Converts

Haredi party sources said Sunday that they had reached an agreement with the Likud on rolling back recently approved rules on conversion.Moshe Cohen, 06/04/2015 07:30
'Rabbinical Judges Faced with Impossible Task'

'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, 09/11/2014 09:54
High Court Allows Mother to Refuse Son's Brit

High Court Allows Mother to Refuse Son's Brit

In precedent-setting ruling, Court says Rabbinical Court can't force circumcision if one parent objects.Nir Har Zahav, 29/06/2014 21:49
Religious Divorce Must Not Be an Emotional Weapon

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, 20/11/2013 17:49
Women to get 4 of 11 Seats in Dayanim C'tee

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, 11/06/2013 09:17
9% Rise in Jewish Divorce Requests in 2012

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, 29/01/2013 10:16
NU's New #2: I'll Lead Fight for Family Values

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, 19/11/2012 14:51