The High Court of Justice issued an order nisi in response to the Rackman Center’s petition, ordering the State to provide legal justification to its refusal to include female Halachic scholars as part of the group of Rabbis in the Election Committee for the Chief Rabbis of Israel

Bar-Ilan University’s Rackman Center for the Advancement of Women petitioned the High Court of Justice with regard to Section 7 (8) of the Chief Rabbinate Law which provides for the appointment of “ten rabbis” to the committee that elects chief rabbis, requesting that female Halachic scholars will also be appointed under the Section. The Center’s […]