An Israeli rabbinical court has sanctioned a Jewish woman in a divorce case, prompting the Education Ministry to suspend her from her job as a teacher in the northern city of Haifa.
The woman, who was not named, has declined to accept the religious bill of divorce, or get, for over eight years, according to a statement from the rabbinical courts on Wednesday.
In Israel, rabbinical tribunals function as family courts for Jewish citizens on personal status issues such as marriage and divorce, and are part of a general judiciary that also includes Islamic Sharia courts.
Source: In rare move, rabbinical court sanctions woman for refusing divorce | The Times of Israel
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This is very strange and appears to be extremely severe, would it not be more easy to change the divorce laws so that contested divorce could occur after a time limit as in the UK, rather than go to the extremes as in this case.
So far as I believe Israel needs to make divorce easier for all parties.