In four cases, Rabbinate failed to explain rejected conversions approved by Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz, the head of the Beth Din of America and chief presiding rabbinical judge of the National Beth Din of the Rabbinical Council of America.
Kashrut supervision has long been taken to task for its inefficiency and waste, high costs and inconsistent standards.
'Enough is enough,' top court says, blasting government for ignoring plan for the Western Wall because of religious pressure.
There's good reason why so many of Israel’s Jewish citizens look upon the Jewish ultra-Orthodox parties in the Knesset with indifference or contempt.
The Orthodox world is dominated by a school of thought that prizes rejectionism for the sake of rejectionism, taking radically harsh views against gay people and transsexual people far beyond anything justified – or justifiable – by Jewish law.
At the heart of a riveting Netflix documentary on a questionable murder conviction is the suspect’s own confession. That evidence is seen as problematic in Jewish law and by the lawyer who ultimately exonerated Brendan Dassey.
Rules that father showed contempt of court by pressuring son not to divorce wife by Jewish law.
Yehudah Glick abstained from voting to ban non-Orthodox converts from state-funded ritual baths and has no problem with women wearing prayer shawls. Maybe it’s his Brooklyn background.
Oded Guez was found abroad after skipping a court session. The physicist had been dismissed from his job and excommunicated for not granting the divorce.
Law effectively circumvents High Court decision that banning Reform, Conservative converts from state-run mikvehs is discriminatory and therefore illegal.