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“Women denied a divorce may as well be dead,” MK Revital Swid said.
Jerusalem led in 2016 in number of divorces: 725 couples. Meanwhile, Modi'in Illit saw a 45% rise in divorces. In all, in 2016, 10,841 couples were divorced in Israel, compared with 10,653 in 2015.
The ruling permitted an Aguna whose husband is in a vegetative state to remarry.
"A man who turns his wife into an aguna and refuses to obey the judges' order to stop abusing her is not truly a man who values halakha and maintaining a Jewish lifestyle."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Mossad to expand the investigation of the fate of the missing Iranian Jews.
Lipman's proposal was crafted in coordination with Chief Rabbi Dovid Lau.
Jerusalem police deployed a helicopter Wednesday to help them look for a convict who jumped out from a bathroom window in rabbinical court rather...