Monthly Archives: December 2010

Can I Have My Mommy Back?

A few months ago I received a judgment in a case which is, to the best of my knowledge, a precedent that opens the door to the Family Court declaring void provisions in divorce agreements where a parent – basically … Continue reading

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Now, for the Rabbis’ Wives…..

In my youth way back a long time ago, the heady days of the seventies when we still knew we could change the world, I thought of being a lawyer, and I’d contemplate a career in human rights law. Today, … Continue reading

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The Changing Family and the Legal System

I attended a conference yesterday sponsored by the Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women at Bar Ilan University entitled: יש גבול? הגבולות המשתנים של המשפחה הישראלית והשלכותיה המשפטיות. Which, roughly translated means: Is there a limit? … Continue reading

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The Marriage Gap – An American Study

I came across an interesting article this week: “When Marriage Disappears: The Retreat from Marriage in Middle America.” You can read it here. The research shows that growing numbers of “Middle Americans” – basically high-school graduates without great prospects for … Continue reading

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You Punch You Pay – Great New Court Decision

I recently received a judgment in a tort suit I filed in the Family Court in Jerusalem (Justice E. Katz) against the ex-husband of a client I’ve represented for a few years. The suit was for damages, filed against an … Continue reading

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Aliya and Shaky Marriages

Let me say this at the beginning, it would be harder to find a bigger fan of the State of Israel than me, and I’m fairly unequivocal on my stance that I feel that every Jew in the world should … Continue reading

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Frustrations of a Dual System

The following is an abbreviated version of a talk I gave at the Israel Alliance at Harvard Law School in October 2010. For those of you who are interested, the Supreme Court decision referred to in the talk may be … Continue reading

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