Search results for tag " rabbinical courts"

  • Growing frictions between religion and state in Israel
    Written by on 06/04/2017
    Israel's Supreme Court has handed down two decisions that demonstrate the critical importance of an independent civil judiciary, but the Government Coalition continues to capitulate to the ultra-Orthodox political parties.

  • Theocratic rejection of Israel's civil judiciary
    Written by on 20/03/2017
    The theocratic forces among Israel's political and religious leadership have been increasingly aggressive of late, pushing to expand the jurisdiction of Israel's rabbinical courts, at the expanse of Israel's civil courts. A key element of this theocratic outlook is the rejection of the legitimacy of Israel’s laws and civil judiciary.

  • 90% dissatisfied with rabbinical courts' dealings with Agunot
    Written by on 09/03/2017
    90% of the adult Jewish public is dissatisfied with the Israeli Rabbinical Courts' way of dealing with Agunot and women whose husbands refuse to grant them divorces. 87% believe that the rabbinical courts should force husbands to grant their wives divorces in cases of domestic violence. Measuring which institutions the public trusts most, 59% of respondents trust the Supreme Court, but only 16% most trust the Rabbinate, 13% - the Knesset and 12% - the Government!

  • Landmark Supreme Court cases emblematic of Israel's religion-state divide
    Written by Uri Regev on 12/01/2017
    This week has been very busy on the legal front of religious freedom & equality in Israel. In many ways, it has been symptomatic of the intensity and diversity of the many issues confronting Israel along the religion-state divide.

  • Hiddush expresses fury over gender-segregated shelters at rabbinical court
    Written by on 21/07/2014
    Gender segregation in the bomb shelter of an Ashdod Rabbinical Court building is a potentially fatal reminder of the need to criminalize the exclusion of women in the public sector.

  • Israel's circumcision controversy: an opportunity for change
    Written by Uri Regev on 26/12/2013
    Until Israel's Supreme Court intervened, an Israeli mother was fined $150 by Israel's Supreme Rabbinical Court of Appeals for every day she did not circumcise her son. The case is not over yet and serves as a key indicator of the growing influence of Israel's rabbinical courts.

  • Religious rights NGO blasts haredi rabbi for iPhone ruling
    Written by on 31/07/2013
    Bnei Brak rabbinical court head: It’s no mitzva to return "non-kosher" smartphones that people have left behind.

  • Sherman strikes again: Examine most converts
    Written by on 26/04/2011
    Rabbinic court judge Avraham Sherman, who previously ruled that Rabbi Druckman’s conversions should be nullified, said in an interview on Walla! that all modern-era conversions are invalid. Hiddush: Yet more proof that conversions need to be taken out of the rabbinate’s hands

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