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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

Political: 3rd January, 2011

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The Knesset’s legal counsel, Adv. Eyal Yenon, told the Interior Committee that a bill tabled by the government ignores SCJ decisions, and is an attempt to lay a “legal trap” to the Knesset. Yenon was referring to the bill according to which foreigners who married Israeli citizens and did not finalize their residency status may be deported abroad for a period of ten years. (Hebrew)

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January 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 am