Category Archives: Beit Din

At Long Last….

Despite political wranglings and machinations, 22 new Rabbinic Court  judges (dayanim) were recently appointed to the Rabbinic Court (Beit Din) system in Israel. This is the judicial forum in which all Jewish couples in Israel must divorce (divorce in the … Continue reading

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Short-Changed

As readers even slightly familiar with Family Law in Israel know,  in Israel there exists a system of more or less parallel jurisdiction between religious courts (Muslim, Jewish and some Christian groups) and the Family Court. Thus, a Jewish couple … Continue reading

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Missiles Falling, Doors Opening

A post in the Times of Israel by Adv. Osnat Sharon, rabbinical court advocate and director of Yad L’Isha.  Illustrates a piece of the absurd balancing act with which we all live here in Israel: The following story was shared … Continue reading

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Dubious Distinction

I’m frequently asked what the divorce rate is Israel. So, below is an article from the Jerusalem Post with the stats (in real numbers) for 2013 as released by the Rabbinical Courts Administration. Because the statistics are from the Rabbinical … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Excess

I’ve been away from my computer for a few days, so only just noticed this article which appeared in The Tablet, generally one of my favorite reads. This time however, they missed the mark. The unfortunate title, Israeli Marriage Freedom … Continue reading

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Closure

Actress and author Mayim Bialik, writing about her divorce, recently wrote about the experience of the actual get process, the delivery of the bill of divorce (hat tip: EZP). You can find the entire piece here, but one section of … Continue reading

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Litigating for God

I recently had the pleasure of attending the annual AFCC conference, held this year in Los Angeles. It was a reinvigorating to hear great presentations, interesting new research and fresh perspectives on the kinds of issues we grapple with on … Continue reading

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