Law to ease backlog in Supreme Rabbinical Court

November 5, 2012 19:27

The Knesset, in a recess session on Monday, approved amendments to a new law that will enable just one rabbinical judge, or dayan, to hear and rule on cases in the Supreme Rabbinical Court.

Until now, a panel of at least three dayanim was needed to hear a case. The legislation was advanced by the state due to a severe backlog of cases, as well as a freeze in permanent appointments to the court, known as the Beit Din Hagadol.

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