A British judge reportedly has accepted a U.S. rabbinical court’s ruling in a dispute between a haredi Orthodox man and his ex-wife.
A judge of the London-based High Court of Justice last month adopted the rulings of a New York Beth Din on a case involving a British haredi Orthodox man and woman, according to a Feb. 1 report in the Jewish Chronicle,.The ruling was the first of its kind in England and Wales, the newspaper said.
The man and the woman, who were married in 2006 and separated in 2009, were due to appear before the judge to determine custody issues concerning their two children but had sought arbitration by the Beth Din before their court date. They were supposed to move to Toronto but ended up staying in the United Kingdom, the article said.
Justice Baker examined the Beth Din’s principles and ensured they matched English law, according to the Jewish Chronicle. The Beth Din had published its full ruling in 2011, but a final settlement was only made last year.
In making the judgment, the judge however ruled that the Beth Din result could not be legally binding in England, in order that it not supersede English law.
“The outcome was in keeping with English law, whilst achieved by a process rooted in Jewish culture to which the families belong,” Baker said.
About the Author:
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
The US decides “no more extensions” as international nuclear talks with Iran come down to the wire.
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky expresses his firm support for Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin.
With temperatures soaring, everyone is getting in the water…
Flash floods and more rain in Texas means a rising death toll and desperate people searching in kayaks.
Perhaps surprisingly, the Netanyahu government voted Wednesday to form a new ministerial committee on Arab affairs.
Shurat HaDin calls for expulsion of PA soccer chief Rajoub for inciting terror – hours before Swiss arrests of FIFA officials for various charges of corruption.
Rabbi Riskin believes the Rabbinate must be prepared to accept Halachic decisions that aren’t Ultra-Orthodox.
The case also called for banning the sale of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo and the Liberation newspaper in Egypt over “blasphemy against Prophet Mohamed.”
Saed Erekat: Israel first must agree to all of our terms before we negotiate.
The temperature is expected to reach extreme levels today, drink water.
“In the chaos of the conflict… Hamas…granted its security forces free rein to carry out horrific abuse, amounting to war crimes.”
The Israeli Air Force responded to a rocket attack from Gaza by striking terrorist sites within the Strip.
Information on more than 100,000 US taxpayers was stolen by hackers who breached the IRS.
Hamas terrorist leaders are hiding again as Israel considers a response to Tuesday’s rocket attack.
More than 20 cars and buildings in a Jewish community in north London were vandalized with swastikas. The Nazi symbol was drawn on approximately 27 cars in the Osbaldeston Road area of Stoke Newington on Sunday night, The Daily Mail reported. An unnamed 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the vandalism Tuesday. The neighborhood […]
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on the Jewish community to attend the funeral of an assassinated New York police officer. “The brave men and women of the NYPD risk their lives every day to protect us. We value them and stand with them,” Hikind, a Democrat who represents Brooklyn, said in a statement […]
“Move Jew” scrawled on a Philadelphia home and slurs written on a synagogue and 10 garages in Chicago.
Cuba has “the largest pool of untapped baseball talent in the world, and Major League Baseball may tap and leave Cuba dry.
Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history to help counter legend of death to a seventh son. She described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family. He was adopted as a godson under a […]
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/british-judge-accepts-n-y-beth-dins-divorce-ruling/2013/02/04/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: