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Advocates of such agreements argue that this extra financial burden is a strong motivating factor for recalcitrant partners to grant a divorce.
Shimen Liebowitz has been held without bail since his arrest a year ago.
The Rabbinical Court of Jerusalem has tried to broker a financial settlement between an estranged husband and wife to secure her a bill of divorce, despite legal proceedings in US civil courts.
Annulment of Zvia Gordestski’s marriage could and should pave the way for private rabbinical courts for divorce, says Center for Women’s Justice.
By JEREMY SHARON
Attias was instructed by the Haifa Rabbinical Court to give his wife a divorce two years ago but has refused until now.
The Haifa Rabbinical Court issued an order of social ostracism against Yaron Attias in November last year for refusing to give his wife a bill of divorce for two years.
This is the highest position ever achieved by a woman in Israel’s rabbinical courts.
The practice has been called "coercive and unfair."
... sparks debate about dating in the Jewish world
By BEN BRESKY
Such a decision is rare but not unheard of, and there are several dozen requests for permission to marry a second wife in such circumstances every year, of which a handful are granted.
The new law would enable the rabbinical courts to do so even if neither spouse has citizenship or is a resident of the country.
In recent weeks, Kisch used the House Committee to block all Bayit Yehudi bills because of his dispute with Moalem-Refaeli over child custody.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Conditions of divorce were ‘totally illegal,’ says legal scholar.
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