Yonah Jeremy Bob

International lawyer, constitutional law commentator, Jerusalem Post Correspondent, lecturer and more


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High Court overturns rabbinical divorce ruling

Woman appealed rabbinical court decision in 7-year divorce case to handle financial, property issues instead of family court.

The High Court of Justice on Tuesday vetoed the jurisdiction of the Rabbinical High Court in a divorce case regarding economic and property issues. Read more…

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Knesset C’tee adds women to panel picking rabbinic judges

Decision follows petition before High Court.

The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee decided on Monday to increase the number of members on the Rabbinical Courts Appointments Committee from 10 to 11 and to require that four of them be women. Read more…


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Court rejects Rabbinate order, keeps husband jailed

Husband refusing to grant his wife a divorce will remain in prison until the court hears a full petition filed by the wife.

Mavoi Satum (“Dead End”) announced on Thursday that the High Court of Justice struck down part of an order of the Rabbinical High Court, the result of which is that a husband refusing to grant his wife a divorce will remain in prison until the court hears a full petition filed by the wife. Read more…


A-G: State will not appeal victory by Women of Wall

After consultations with Bennett, Western Wall rabbi, Weinstein won’t appeal decision to allow women to wear tallitot at Wall.

Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein on Monday night announced that the state would not appeal the Jerusalem District Court’s recent ruling releasing arrested Women of the Wall members and potentially undermining the prohibition against non-Orthodox prayer at the Western Wall. Read more…