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.
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.
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.
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In a first for Israel, rabbinical judges in Jerusalem and Haifa recently approved the opening of criminal proceedings against men who refused to grant their wives a get (religious divorce), acting upon instructions from State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan to increase the pressure on the men.
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.
Joe Levin told the rabbi that the man he’d kidnapped was “half dead already.”
A rabbinical court in Paris officially dissolved the marriage of a Jewish woman who for 29 years had tried unsuccessfully to obtain a religious Jewish divorce from her abusive ex-husband.
Jerusalem – Israel’s Supreme Court officially allowed a Safed women to divorce her comatose husband, ending a decade-long process.
The Haifa Rabbinical Court has published the details and photo of divorce-refuser Sharon Ben Haim.