A GLASS of wine is poured during a Jewish wedding ceremony.
The rabbinate’s own wake-up call

Israel’s Rabbinical Court is indeed more powerful that any of its counterparts in the Diaspora. Empowered by civil law, it holds sole jurisdiction over the personal status of Jews in Israel.

David Lau
Decade-long divorce refuser retracts ‘get’ promise

In light of that ruling, and so as not to delay the burial of his mother, the recalcitrant husband agreed to give the divorce.

Zvia Gordestski (left) holding the rabbinical court document freeing her from her marriage
Rabbinical Court refuses to accept ruling freeing 20-year Agunah

An independent court ruled to annul the marriage, but the rabbinical court has instead opened proceedings against the imprisoned husband.

Israeli taxi app raises more than $80 million on $1.4 billion valuation

Gett's biggest markets are Moscow, London and New York – where the company operates under its Juno.

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