Ministry of justice promotes Israel’s accession to the Istanbul Convention

Following 4 years of strenuous activity by the Rackman Center with the Ministry of Justice to promote Israel’s accession to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Violence against Women (Istanbul Convention) – Justice Minister Gideon Saar instructed Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to apply to Israel Invitation to join the Convention. […]

Women officiating marriage ceremonies –High Court petition

Last week (October 18, 2021), we petitioned the High Court, together with Rabba Dr. Anat Sharbat, and Rabba Batya Jacobs. In the petition, we asked the Chief Rabbinate and the Ministry of Religious Services to explain why women are not allowed to officiate marriage ceremonies for Jewish couples who choose to get married through the […]


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