Search results for tag " excommunication"

  • Supreme Court rules on illegal writs of refusal from rabbinical court
    Written by on 19/07/2016
    The Supreme Court required the Attorney General's office to decide soon whether or not to file charges against the judges of the private, ultra-Orthodox rabbinical court who issued an excommunication notice to a Haredi resident Elad who are also suspected of blackmail, threatening private citizens, and obstruction of justice.

  • Supreme Court hears Hiddush petition against coercive rabbinical court
    Written by on 26/07/2015
    Justice Mazuz: “The ‘Writs of Refusal’ are intended to deny a person his rights as a man and a citizen by blocking his/her way to State institutions (i.e. - the courts) that can render him remedy in realizing his rights.”

  • Battle for Democracy at Supreme Court
    Written by on 17/11/2014
    Hiddush fighting for democracy in Israel at the Supreme Court, Hiddush analyzing religion-state preferences of the Israeli electorate, and Hiddush discovering that the Ministry of Education has delayed implementing the core curriculum in ultra-Orthodox schools

  • Israel's High Court Unanimously Agrees with Hiddush
    Written by on 14/11/2014
    November 12 marked a major, promising step in our battles that will surely become a landmark legal case on the road to ensuring Israel’s identity as a Jewish and democratic state. Privately issued "writs of refusal" excommunicating those who turn to Israel's legal system for justice are illegal - the private rabbinical courts continue acting illegally in defiance of the law.

  • Religion and State conlfict is at Israel's forefront
    Written by on 08/07/2013
    Religion and state issues lead the Knesset's agenda this summer.

  • Video Blog: Writ of Refusal
    Written by on 03/06/2013
    What is a "ktav seruv" and how does it threaten freedom of religion in Israel?

  • Excommunication
    Written by on 30/05/2013
    Hiddush filed a Supreme Court petition against Beit Din excommunications and continues the ongoing battle for freedom of marriage.

  • Hiddush petitions to the Supreme Court against rabbinical courts' excommunication practices
    Written by on 20/05/2013
    In a landmark case, Hiddush petitioned to the Israeli Supreme Court on behalf of an ultra-Orthodox resident of Elad to annul the writ of refusal issued by a rabbinical court for filing a case in Israel's civil courts.

  • Hiddush appeal brings prosecution against rabbinic courts who threaten excommunication
    Written by on 07/03/2013
    In response to an appeal filed by Hiddush- Freedom of Religion for Israel, Yehuda Weinstein, Israel's Attorney General directed the Ministry of Religious Services to take legal action against private rabbinic authorities that attempt to excommunicate individuals who file cases in State civil courts.

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