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Homosexuals Arrested for Murder Originally Pinned on Orthodox

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Police arrests of four suspects in the murder of three homosexual youth in 2009 disproves the former libel that Haredim, or possibly other Orthodox Jews, carried out the murders as a hate crime.

Following the arrest of three Jewish suspects Wednesday, police have arrested a fourth man who is a “prominent member” in the homosexual and lesbian community. He was not necessarily involved in the murder, but he possessed information concerning the identity of the murdered at the “BarNoar” center in Tel Aviv, police said.

If the police department’s conclusions are correct, it is clear the murders were not a hate crime against homosexuals, and it appears the motives were personal vengeance. Conceivably, the suspects could be orthodox, but they clearly did not kill out of hate for homosexuals.

The real hate is against orthodox and Haredi Jews.

The homosexual community protested the murders and blamed Haredim, particularly the Shas religious party.

“I warned in a column last year that Israel is a place which, on the one hand has liberal laws, but on the other does not attempt to counter homophobia,” Danny Zak, a gay activist and journalist, told the Jerusalem Post during the demonstration. “A murder was waiting to happen,” Zak added.

“The Shas party has the blood of two innocent kids on their hands. Shas has blamed gays for earthquakes and diseases. This is incitement, but no one is put on trial for it.”

If the police are correct and have indeed nabbed the killers, the homosexual community will have to do a lot of soul-searching, as Israeli media and political parties in the center and left still should be doing over the accusations that the entire national religious and settler community was responsible for the assassination of Rabin.

In Groundbreaking Decision, Rabbinic Court Equates Lesbian and Heterosexual Relations

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

After four years of deliberations, a rabbinic court in Rishon LeTzion, Israel, awarded a husband a get (halachic divorce), and also determined that his wife’s affair with her female supervisor was tantamount to infidelity, and therefore rejected her plea for alimony, Mynet reports.

The couple had been married for more than 10 years and had 2 children. According to the suit that was filed with the rabbinic court, the wife at some point began an affair with her boss at work. Despite the fact that the wife denied the charge of an affair, claiming it was merely a friendship, the husband insisted on ending the marriage. Both the court and the wife asked that they start a “Shalom Bayit” (domestic harmony) procedure, to keep the marriage alive for the couple’s well being and for the sake of the children.

The husband, represented by Attorney Shaul Dabach, agreed to a trial compromise and the couple started attending marriage counseling sessions. But, according to the husband, despite those efforts to bridge the gap between them, the wife maintained her lesbian relationship. The husband gave up and started seeing another woman, effectively sealing the fate of the marriage.

After more than four years, in sessions that subpoenaed a long list of witnesses and very long discussions, the rabbinic court last week decided there was no point in continuing the effort to restore the marriage and finalized the couple’s divorce. The court also rejected the wife’s request to receive alimony, because of her affair with her girlfriend. With that, the court, in fact, determined that a lesbian affair constitutes halachic infidelity which is grounds for not receiving alimony.

Attorney Dabach told Mynet: “I am glad that after a lengthy and uncompromising battle, I was successful, through my professional efforts, to prove to the regional rabbinic court that my client’s claims are truthful and that there is no foundation to the wife’s counter claims, which have all been rejected.”

It is not clear what the full ramifications of the court’s decision might be – was it merely the court’s way of punishing the wife for reneging on her commitment to work on Shalom Bayit, or were the judges, in fact, considering a homosexual affair between women to have the same halachic weight as a heterosexual affair.

A rabbinic expert the Jewish Press consulted suggested the wife is likely to sue the husband in secular court for child support, if, indeed, the rabbinic court absolved the husband of financial responsibility for the children.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/in-groundbreaking-decision-rabbinic-court-equates-lesbian-and-heterosexual-relations/2012/12/27/

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