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Rabbinic Court Permits Wedding 2nd Wife over 1st Wife’s Dementia

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

(JNi.media) An Israeli Jewish man, 80, filed an appeal with the Netanya Rabbinical Court, to be allowed to marry a second wife, citing the condition of his first wife as the reason, Psak Din reported. During the hearing, the husband described his first wife’s difficult situation, being under 24 hour care, tied to a wheelchair and requiring help with every personal need. Other than her husband–the plaintiff, the wife does not recognize anyone, not even their grandchildren. When people come to visit she starts screaming or responds inappropriately and is not able to control her bodily functions.

The husband submitted a medical opinion attesting to his wife’s physical, mental and intellectual condition. The document determines that the woman is suffering from various diseases, including multiple sclerosis and severe dementia. Her illness is visible in both her physical and mental conditions, she experiences severe memory lapses, “is not interested at all in her surroundings, barely speaks, does not watch TV, and is occasionally restless.”

The plaintiff also reported that “due to her physical and intellectual disabilities she is unable to manage her own affairs and care, and therefore needs a guardian for her person and property.” In response, the court appointed a guardian for the wife, to make sure her rights are observed.

“Death do us part,” said the husband and explained that it is vital to him not to hurt his first wife, to whom he has been married for 50 years. He takes care of all her needs and is committed to continue this in the future. “I pledge to protect her … I buy medication and bring food home and everything.”

However, despite the difficulties he is already facing, the husband said that at his old age he wants to live with a woman, “who can make him a cup of tea,” hence the request from the court.

The Dayan (rabbinic judge) Rabbi Shneur Pardes reviewed various halachic opinions on the issue and concluded that the husband should be permitted to take another wife. The main discussion was over the rabbinic concept of “a woman who lost her faculties irreparably” who may not be divorced according to Shulchan Aruch (Ev. A:10).

“This situation of women diagnosed with dementia who is unable to take care of her basic needs, has lost sphincter control and cannot be intimate with her husband, fits the definition of a wife who lost her faculties and her husband is given permission to marry an additional wife,” the Dayan ruled.

In this context, the Dayan noted that it is acceptable to rely on doctors’ opinion.

The Dayan noted that he chose to avoid issuing a get according to the Ashkenazi custom, which requires the approval of 100 rabbis, forcing the husband to pay triple alimony for the rest of the wife’s life. However, to guarantee the first wife’s rights—dwelling, sustenance, medial care—the Dayan decided that the first wife will continue to live in the couple’s apartment until she dies. To that end he placed a permanent lien on the couple’s apartment. He also required the husband to deposit a sum three times the amount in the Ketuba (the marriage agreement) with the court.

The presiding judge, Rabbi Michael Amos, and Dayan Rabbi Haim Victor Vidal joined the ruling, permitting the husband to marry again, subject to approval by one hundred rabbis and confirmation by the president of the Supreme Rabbinical Court, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef.

The Beigel-Litman Wedding [video]

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Friends and family attended the wedding of Sarah Litman and Ariel Beigel at the Jerusalem International Convention Center on November 26, 2015.

The father and brother of Sarah Litman were murdered by an Arab terrorists on November 14, 2015, as they made their way to the pre-wedding Shabbat Kallah celebration.

Thousands of people are dancing and celebrating outside the hall with the newleyweds.

May the couple have a long, happy and healthy life together. Amen.

Live feed:

Photos by Hadas Parush/Flash9

Beigel-Litman Wedding

Beigel-Litman Wedding

Beigel-Litman Wedding

Beigel-Litman Wedding

Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority Bans Flights over Bar Refaeli’s Wedding

Friday, September 18th, 2015

(JNi.media) According to an official statement received by all licensees of the Israeli of Civil Aviation Authority, on Thursday, September 24, from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM the next day, no aircraft will be allowed to fly over the Yaarot Hacarmel (Carmel Forests) hotel area—where the chupah ceremony of Bar Refaeli and her businessman boyfriend Adi Ezra will be held and then some. The luxury hotel is ensconced in a thick forest, hence its name.

A police official approached by Israel’s Channel 2 News was not aware of the aviation ruling. “I can not believe someone has issued such a directive,” he said. “We have not been updated on this by the Civil Aviation Authority or by representatives of Bar’s production company.”

Another police source told Channel 2: “With all due respect to Bar Refaeli, what would happen if we’ll need, for example, to conduct an air chase after suspects in the area, you think we’d seek approval from anyone? I have never encountered anything like this in all my work in the police. I can’t believe such a thing would have been approved for an ordinary civilian.”

However, police sources did confirm that the wedding’s production company has asked to hire a limited number of police officers to assist in directing traffic to the event.

According to Channel 2, no fewer than two helicopters and six unmanned drones will patrol over the event, to actively challenge any media chopper that may attempt to snap the ceremony.

According to the Ministry of Transport, which is in charge of the Civil Aviation Authority, these safety guidelines are issued whenever there are unmanned aircraft flights over a specific area. The ministry’s apokesperson said the guidelines were published in accordance with the rules of the Civil Aviation Authority as prescribed by law. That is the law of the State of Israel, not of Bar Refaeli.

Refaeli’s previous most high-profile relationship was with Leonardo DiCaprio, whom she split from for good back in 2011.

There were no specific references in the Civil Aviation announcement regarding a DiCaprio flying over the chupah.

Groom Attacked and Arrested on Temple Mount

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

A groom who is to get married today was arrested by police on the Temple Mount.

There is a long-standing Jewish tradition to place a tiny amount of earth on one’s head at the wedding to remember the destruction of the Jewish Temple.

The groom was arrested as he wanted to take some earth from the Temple Mount to fulfill this ancient Jewish tradition.

The group on the Temple Mount the groom was touring with were also attacked by Arabs who threw stones and branches at them.

The Arabs assailants were not arrested.

Feiglin Asks PM for Special Permission To Visit Temple Mount

Monday, March 16th, 2015

MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) sent a special request to Prime Minister Netanyahu, asking for permission to go up to the Temple Mount on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister previously forbade Feiglin from entering the Jewish Holy site.

This Tuesday, Moshe’s son David, who survived a horrendous car crash, is set to get married (Mazel Tov).

Moshe would like to accompany his son up onto the Temple Mount tomorrow, on the day he is to get married, as any other citizen would normally be allowed to do – but at present Moshe is not allowed.

We will update you if Moshe receives the special permission or not from the Prime Minister.

Feiglin letter to go up to Temple Mount

Tzohar Launches New Prenuptial Agreement

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

With more than 200 in attendance from both the Legal and Rabbinic worlds, Tzohar and The Israel Bar Association launched the new Prenuptial Agreement to protect and assist the future of Jewish marriage.

The agreement, spearheaded by the Religious Zionist Rabbinic organization, gives the soon to be married couple an extra sense of security in the event of divorce, working to limit the distress and pain suffered by the refusal of giving or receiving a religious divorce, a Get. The agreement meets the requirements of Israeli law and policy according to the legal courts as well as Jewish law and halacha.

While other individuals and organizations have raised the issue, Tzohar is uniquely positioned to push it to widespread use and implementation. With a vast network of Rabbis all over Israel and as one of the main facilitators of marriages in Israel, Tzohar’s reach and influence can change the perspective of newlyweds and help save families from the potential pain and devastation of chained marriages.

“No one deserves to stay chained in a terrible marriage with a knife at their throat,” said Rabbi David Stav, Chairman of Tzohar. “This agreement can and should become the norm in Israeli society to ensure that the end of a marriage and separating from your partner be treated with respect and dignity.”

“If this agreement was available to me a few years ago, my life’s story would likely have been very different,” said Dorit Stern, who was refused a religious divorce for six years. “A person who is in this situation is stuck – can’t move on, can’t get married, can’t have children. The solution to this problem exists and I’m so glad that someone finally is standing up and working to do something about it.”

“It took us six years and 16 versions to finalize it,” said Rabbi Elisha Aviner. “We created an agreement where stage one is to try and save the marriage in the event that one of the parties wants to. Only after that process is explored is the decision to activate the terms of legally binding agreement decided upon. Our dream is that the agreement will never need to be used, but if it does, it should help provide for a fair process of separation. “

“I wasn’t sure if I should take part in this initiative, but after checking and seeing what it is all about, I saw that it was the best way to prevent the situation of agunot,” said Rabbi Aryeh Stern, chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. “This is something very important for the Jewish family.”

“With the launch of this new historic agreement, we hope to make the lives of newlyweds better and more meaningful, so that if, God forbid, the marriage breaks up, it will be done in a fair and respectful manner,” concluded Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein, one of the founders of Tzohar.

Jewish Princess

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Thousands of ultra orthodox Jews attend the wedding of the granddaughter of the rabbi of the ultra orthodox Jewish Kretchnif dynasty in Kiryat Tsanz, Netanya.

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