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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.
There are quite a few municipal rabbis who do little in return for the monthly salary they receive from the state coffers.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Tying religion to the state invites the intervention of secular institutions, such as the Supreme Court or Knesset, to intervene in inherently religious matters.
It is inconceivable that, in a court that adjudicates for both men and women, only men are allowed to judge.
By ZEHAVA GAL-ON
In an historic decision, the High Court ruled that a woman could be chosen for a high administrative post in the Rabbinical Courts.
The mother’s anguish was not only directed at religious hypocrisy.
Perhaps one day a woman will be appointed not just to an administrative position, but rather to serve as a full-fledged rabbinical judge.
While we applaud the High Court’s decision, the “Aguna of Safed” case raises a number of questions regarding the place of Jewish law in a state that purports to be both Jewish and democratic.
In Israel today there are 132 municipalities that provide state-sponsored religious services, and yet only 40 religious councils are functioning.
By SETH FARBER
Today, even the engaged intermarry. Many campus Jews who attend Shabbat services or defend Israel nevertheless date non-Jews.
By Gil Stern Stern TROY
In its early days, the country was dominated by aggressive secularism. Observant Jews were viewed with disdain.
By ISI LEIBLER
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