According to a statement issued by the Rabbinical Court Administration, the new moves aims to improve public service, allowing citizens and their representatives to receive information at the click of a button from any computer, without having to physically visit the courthouse.
Through the new portal, the parties to each case will be able to receive up-to-date information on hearing dates, decisions and different messages issued by the court, as well as relevant documents – including real-time data from the court's operational system.
Uri Aharonson, director of the Information Systems Division at the Rabbinical Court Administration, stressed that the system's data protection and backup were significantly upgraded recently.
The information portal, as well as a separate website which will be launched in the coming months, were set up as part of a computerized management system built by the Taldor company for the rabbinical courts, at a cost of some NIS 18 million (about $4.5 million).
The system features electronic file management, conducting hearings, producing decisions with digital signatures, sending requests and documents, and more.