Monthly Archives: November 2011

Pillar of Salt

I have the privilege of studying with a wonderful teacher for many years. He has a few favorite observations to which he returns from time to time. One of these is that the only person in the Torah who ever … Continue reading

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Not Getting the Point

Yesterday I posted about initiatives emerging in response to the failure of the State’s Rabbinic establishment. Today, much to my chagrin, there was a news item that the Religious Services Ministry has banned rabbis from the organization, Tzohar, from performing … Continue reading

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Groundswell

Given the failure of the Rabbinic Court system to respond effectively to the problems with the divorce process with Jews in the State of Israel in general, and specifically with the problem of recalcitrant spouses – generally husbands – the … Continue reading

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Labour Justice

Every once in a while, along comes a decision which restores faith in the system, and makes you feel that courts can in fact be a vehicle for justice. That’s the case with a decision handed down last week by … Continue reading

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Fig Leaf

Israel has great legislation in many areas, and there are those who might even go so far as to say that we are legislatively promiscuous; whatever ails us, we think that the best solution is corrective legislation. What then happens … Continue reading

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