Rabbinical Court Judges Chastised For Making Deal With Haredi Fixer In Divorce Case

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Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

The official state Jerusalem Regional Rabbinical Court reportedly forced a woman to meet privately with her violent and abusive husband against her will. The rabbi-judges apparently made the move after haredi fixers taking the side of the husband visited them privately and convinced them to do it.

According to a complaint filed with the state ombudsman for the judiciary, retired Supreme Court Justice Eliezer Rivlin, the fixers went to at least on rabbi-judge’s home and lobbied him. Ha’aretz reported that the complaint indicates that this was not an isolated incident.

Rivlin found the complaint justified, Ha’aretz reported.

The complaint was filed by a woman whose husband beat her and beat her children. He was convicted of assault and imprisoned.

When the woman filed for divorce, the rabbi-judges told her that the haredi fixers had spoken to them and suggested that they allow her husband have a private conversation with her for half an hour.

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