Precedent: Court grants same-sex divorce
Naama Cohen-Friedman
Published: 03.12.12, 23:18
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1. Secular Marriages
Zivron   (12.03.12)
Heterosexual secular marriages are themselves a farce and with high adultery rates put couples in spiritual and hippo critical confounding contradictions.They ought be civil contract unions for nonbelievers.Only the ultra religious some religious and very compatible couples can resist extramarital affairs.
2. Even & Kama
Birdi ,   Israel is ours.   (12.04.12)
Mazal tov boys.
3. The Ruling And Its Far Reaching Consequences
Ariel Ben Yochanan ,   Kfar Tapuah, Efraim   (12.04.12)
B"H - The ruling prooves without a shadow of a doubt that the claim of the State of Israel to be Jewish is a false one: If the State was Jewish no gay couple could have registered as "married" at the first place and no gay couple could have obtained a "divorce" by a so called family "court" run and maintained by the State and what is more, from "judges" sitting under a State emblem that evidently usurps and abuses the Jewish symbol of the Menorah on it. This ruling clearly shows the hypocrisy of Netanyahu’s political establishment in seeking Jewish certification from a professional Jew-hater like Abbas.
4. rabbinical court is an outdated insititution
Zionist forever   (12.04.12)
rabbinical court is an outdated institution and should have no jurisdiction over peoples lives. This case proves just how insignicant they have become. Families come in many forms not just the hetrosexual type. Well done to this ex couple in highlighting the absurdity of the rabbinical court and opening the door for other couple straight or gay. Power to the people not just the religious courts.
5. Gay Marriage
Joel ,   Tennessee USA   (12.04.12)
Am I right in that gay people are winning over heterosexuals to support their cause for marriage by helping them in their cause for making it easier to get a divorce. . "if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours." unfortunately if you add them together the result is an even larger number of unmarried people.
6. Why didn't they get a divorce in Canada?
Baruch ,   Boston, USA   (12.04.12)
7. Israeli secular courts = 100% Courts of Sodom & Gemorra
Jerry   (12.04.12)
8. Zivron
Daniel ,   Tel Aviv   (12.04.12)
I'm amazed at the statements your making. Do you actually believe the bigotry you're spouting? Do you believe religious people don't commit adultery? If you do, I have a beautiful bridge for sale you can have cheap. As for marriage, there should be civil marriage required for everyone. Religious marriage should be reserved for those who would like a religious ceremony but it should not count for secular issues such as a Teudah Zehut or passport.
9. You got married there, go back to Canada to divorce
Marco ,   Spain   (12.04.12)
10. Facts. boys!
Jake in Jerusalem ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (12.04.12)
It's amazing how this story is missing important facts. Seeing as Jewish law does not recognize marriage between MOTSS, then any such association is not considered a marriage and it's dissolution does not require a divorce. Therefore, the rabbinical court was correct to refuse to hear the case - there is no marriage needing divorce and no need for any rabbinical action. The gay man who went to the Rabbis is an anti-religious anarchist activist and professor who is smart enough to understand this. He could have gone to the secular family courts years earlier if he really wanted to dissolve his "marriage". He even said - "If I succeeded for the first time in the history of the State of Israel to undermine the tyranny of the religious institution in the personal lives of all of us, I'm very pleased," in the third last paragraph. This is actually a story about gay anarchists who want to impose THEIR ways onto others and not about Rabbis, who have no problem with gays separating or living their lives separately. Read carefully and understand! One more thing: always leave a way out. This is why Gittin is defined in the Talmud before Kiddushin. I think the same thing happened in Canada years ago when gay marriage was made the law but there was no provision for gay divorce. Halakha is way ahead of you!
11. You Can't Get Divorced.....
Reuven Brauner ,   Raanana, Israel   (12.04.12)
if you aren't married. Gay "marriages" are a sham and a disgrace. Phooey.
zionist forever   (12.04.12)
It appear the troll who keeps impersonating Sarah B is not pretending to be me
13. And what about happy mariage
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (12.04.12)
between humans and goats ? Be consequent and allow it, too. If no problem with unnatural same sex mariage what is the difference ? It is unnatural too. True love is true love and if somebody falls love with a goat, "mazel tov" them. A different situation with cows and elephants, maybe in this case even the Supreme Court of Israel will find some obstacles to legalize marriage. But hopefully leftists will work to allow it, too.
14. I'm sorry for anyone who spent 25 years and couldn't make it
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (12.04.12)
it all the way. Gay or straight you had a powerful bond to live together that many years and its sad you lost what kept you together.
15. Another option
Sherlock Holmes ,   London England   (12.04.12)
It must have been obvious from the start that a Rabbinical Court would not recognise a same-sex marriage. Therefore the couple should have considered going back to Canada, where they were married. No point criticising the Rabbinate.
16. Jake No 10 missing the point
Jacob ,   B7, Israel   (12.04.12)
Whatever you think about gay marriage, you missed the point here: it is exactly this dangerous mixture of state and religion that is the problem here. How could they have gotten a civil divorce in Israel? I believe they would have preferred not to turn to the rabbis in the first place.
FEMALE ,   TA/AMSTERDAM   (12.04.12)
18. shame they didn't have this law when Arafat was alive
zionist forever   (12.04.12)
He could have divorced his gay partner and maybe he wouldn't have got AIDS. At the very least somebody should have taught them about safe sex.
19. @16 - Wrongo
Jake in Jerusalem ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (12.04.12)
The failure was of the state, not of the Rabbinate. The Rabbis have no problem with gays dissolving their association. There is no need for formalization nor ceremony. It was the state that invented "gay marriage" and it was the same state that failed to account for a way out. The very same thing happened in Canada. In the current case, the gay involved is an anti-religious activist who deliberately wanted to stick his gayness in the faces of the Orthodox authorities. He could have easily resolved his problems years earlier by going to the family courts if he really wanted to. (Eventually, that is what he did, but not before harassing the Rabbinical court which offered no opposition to his gay divorce.) Horowitz and his depraved followers are failures at legislation, as well. Don't blame me - I wouldn't vote Meretz anyways. They are always wrong about everything - legally. morally, historically and judicially.
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