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Widows of the two Israelis killed in the the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 must wait “several months” for identification of body parts to be released from their agunot status.
The couple in question, whose names cannot be disclosed, immigrated to Israel from India several years ago with their only child.
The problem of a spouse, whether the husband or the wife, refusing to sever the bonds of marriage in accordance with Jewish law even at the marriage’s end, is unfortunately all too common.
Now that the Machiavellian political wrangling has finally ended, the disposition of the court with its full complement of 10 rabbinical judges can be discerned.
By JEREMY SHARON
Peretz said Lookstein was not on the list of US rabbis approved by the chief rabbinate as able to convert, while the chief rabbinate itself said that he was.
Rabbi Eliezer Igra was appointed to the Supreme Rabbinical Court with another six seats yet to be filled.
A woman whose conversion was invalidated by the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court 30 years after she converted had her appeal on the ruling upheld today by the Supreme Rabbinical Court.
The proposals were made following the transfer of the rabbinical courts system from under the authority of the Justice Ministry over to the Religious Services Ministry.
Oded Gaz has denied ‘get’ for four years.
Sarit’s mother had converted in 1983 in a conversion course of Rabbi Benjamin Aviad, then a member of the Council of the Chief Rabbinate.
ITIM director hopes to make system "more user friendly."
The Rabbinical Judges Appointments Committee convened in September and appointed 22 new judges to the 12 regional rabbinical courts.
There are currently seven empty seats on the Supreme Rabbinical Court which has a massive backlog of cases due to the death of rabbinical judges on the court.
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