This week in Jerusalem: Peggy Cidor's round-up of city affairs

October 26, 2017 20:09
Yehuda Greenfield-Gilat will be replacing Aaron Leibowitz on the Yerushalmim list at city council.

Yehuda Greenfield-Gilat will be replacing Aaron Leibowitz on the Yerushalmim list at city council.. (photo credit: FACEBOOK)


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In a recent interview with the Hebrew press, Rabbi Shimon Yaakovi, an attorney who directs the Rabbinical Courts Administration, says that while it is acceptable for a woman to be deputy head of the institution, the position of general manager of the Rabbinical Court cannot be open for candidacy to women because of its requirements for learning in Torah and Jewish law.

On a different note, Yaakovi remarked that husbands who refuse to grant a get (religious divorce) should be subject to punishing conditions, including physical hardships. He suggested keeping recalcitrant husbands in seclusion, with no visitors and cuffed most of the time in an uncomfortable position, as guards urge them to grant the get.


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