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High Court: women can compete for rabbinical court roles

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Published: 9 January 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Israel High Court rules to let women compete with men for rabbinical court role – Haaretz 08.01.16
Justice Ministry must drop requirement that had prevented female candidates from becoming director of rabbinical courts.  'There is no reason a woman cannot fill this role,’ said Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, the deputy president of the High Court. ‘We believe the current situation to be improper.’ He suggested that rabbinical courts voluntarily appoint female deputy directors. Women’s groups hail decision in Israel and the Diaspora.
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And see:
The women bringing down Orthodoxy – Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll – The Times of Israel 07.01.16
Who is destroying Judaism? Women who seek to immerse themselves in it, to live it, to teach it? Or those who won’t relinquish any control, grasping the reins of our religion even as they run us off a cliff?


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