Rabbinical Court Refuses To Grant Couple A ‘Get’ Until Prenup Voided

A Jerusalem rabbinical court is making the already complicated divorce process even more inconvenient for couples who sign prenuptial agreements, according to the Hebrew website Srugim. Read more

Tel Aviv Beis Din Turns To AG Mandelblit To Probe Possible Criminal Actions In Agunah Case

The Rabbinical Courts Administration has been instructed by the Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court to discuss opening a criminal investigation with the attorney general into the father of a man who is refusing to grant his wife a divorce. Read more

Rabbinical Court Infringes on US Civil Jurisdiction In 8-Year Agunah Case

The Rabbinical Court of Jerusalem has reversed itself not once but twice over issues of jurisdiction regarding the case of an eight-year agunah, and is now enabling her estranged husband to condition his granting of a divorce on the division of assets from the marriage. Read more

Israel – Kosher’ And Non-kosher Meat Products Made In Same Factory Under Jerusalem Rabbinate Supervision

A severe incident of kashrut fraud has come to light in which meat that in all likelihood was not kosher was used to make processed meat products such as sausages, salamis and cold cuts with a kashrut license from the Jerusalem Rabbinate. Read more

Rabbi Eliezer Lgra Solution To Get Refusal

The Chief Rabbi of the Rabbinical Court, Rabbi Eliezer Igra, referred to the issue of refusal to grant a divorce during a conference of the Bar Association. Read more

Rabbis Deny Battered Woman’s Divorce Plea: Husband Only Hit Her Because She Wanted To Leave

Rabbinical judges in Jerusalem last week rejected a motion for divorce filed by a battered woman, saying that her husband had only resorted to violence because she wanted to divorce him. Read more

Battle To Revoke Divorce of ‘Bound’ Woman Heats Up

A woman who was granted a divorce after her husband entered a persistent vegetative state a decade ago has turned to the Supreme Court to block an effort by a rabbinical court to nullify what some argue was an invalid divorce. Read more

Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court Succeeds In Granting Agunah Divorce

A judge from the Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court went to Ben Gurion Airport at 5:00 AM Friday morning in order to receive a ‘get’ (halachic divorce) on behalf of a woman, to whom he handed the get just a few hours later at his residence. Read more

Jerusalem – Ivanka Trump Is Jewish After All Says Chief Rabbinate

In the wake of several high-profile controversies in which Orthodox converts from the US were rejected by the Israeli rabbinical courts and the Chief Rabbinate, Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef announced on Wednesday that the recognition process is now set for “serious reform.” Read more

Israeli Rabbinical Court Could Pursue Criminal Charges Against Divorce Refusers

A Jewish man who refuses to divorce his wife in defiance of a rabbinical court order to do so will be liable to face criminal charges in the future, according to a policy change announced on Monday by State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan. Read more