Israel Passes Law Urging Judges to Consult Jewish Law in Absence of Legal Precedent

The law is intended to expand the influence of Jewish law on judicial decisions. Nevertheless, it is not binding on judges, and acts as a recommendation

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The Knesset passed a law on Tuesday that urges judges, but does not require them, to rule in light of the principles of Jewish law if confronted with an issue on which there is no relevant legislation or...