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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.
Jusqu’où peut-on aller pour convaincre un mari récalcitrant de donner le guett ?
"Chained women" and allies from across Israel gather for a hike for support and sisterhood.
Issues surround sanctions against recalcitrant husbands.
By JEREMY SHARON
The statistics indicate a general trend of a small, but steady increase in divorce rates since 2012.
Husband in question has refused to give a divorce for 17 years and has sat in jail for most of that time.
MAVOI SATUM director Batya Kahana-Dror (above) sees the appointment of a women as deputy director of the rabbinical courts as merely the first step.
In 2014, the Safed Rabbinical Court issued an innovative ruling in Jewish law issuing a bill of divorce to a woman whose husband was in a permanent vegetative state, on behalf of the husband.
AG: allowing third party appeal "would have far reaching consequences of the utmost severity on all divorces issued by the rabbinical courts."
“He needs to decide where he stands. We want to hear what he really says, we need to know his position, that is all we are asking at this point.”
Divorce refusal by women is not uncommon although occurs to a lesser extent than divorce refusal by men, according to activist groups.
Activists say Shas appointee Rachel Dotan is unknown to women’s rights groups
Liberal activist groups expressed their concern about the change in the balance of power on the committee.
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