Chief rabbis object to female director of rabbinical courts in letter to High Court

Chief Rabbis Yitzhak Yosef and David Lau have written a letter expressing their opposition to appointing a woman as director of the Rabbinical Courts System, in light of a petition to the High Court of Justice which is currently examining a petition on the issue.

The last director, Rabbi Shlomo Daichovsky, stepped down in August 2014, after which Attorney Batya Kehana-Dror, the director of the Mavoi Satum divorce rights organization, submitted her candidacy for the job.

The law currently states however that a candidate either be a serving rabbinical judge or be qualified as a rabbinical judge or a municipal chief rabbi. Women are however not permitted to take the exams for such positions by the Chief Rabbinate.


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