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90% dissatisfied with rabbinical courts' dealings with Agunot

90% dissatisfied with rabbinical courts' dealings with Agunot

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!


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Ultra-Orthodox parties' history of voters' faith manipulation

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'Jewish Home' Party exerted pressure upon local pols: Appoint our people

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Hiddush to Knesset: Voters Want Change

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Join Hiddush in celebrating the Festival of Freedom!

Join Hiddush in celebrating the Festival of Freedom!

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