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Closed Society: 13 January, 2011

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Four verdicts handed out during the past year at Regional Rabbinical Courts determine that the jurisdiction of Dayyanim (Rabbinate Judges) on the issue of couples who married abroad and are seeking to divorce, does not stop at the technicality of undoing the relationship nor at issuing a “get le-humra”. In a ruling given at the Netanya Rabbinical Court, for instance, it was determined that it is possible for the court to rule according to the Halacha in cases of providing a get document for civil marriages — a direct contradiction to a ruling of the SCJ, according to which all matters relating to a civil marriage should be determined only in civil courts.


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January 13th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Closed Society: 25 November, 2010

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Jewish women suffering from domestic violence, who have found shelter from living with their partners in public housing, will frequently loseWeight Exercise their right to public housing. This is due to decisions by the Rabbinical Court, which frequently transfers the residential apartment to the abusive husband, who generally makes this a condition for giving the get divorce document. The Rabbinical Court decisions ignore the Ministry of Housing procedures, which dictate that a public housing apartment should always be transferred to the partner who has received custody over all or most of the children. (Hebrew)

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November 25th, 2010 at 4:59 am