“Supreme Rabbinical Court grants permission for woman to marry long term partner”
by Jeremy Sharon 10/11/2014
A woman who was denied the right to marry her partner of 10 years due to the exigencies of an obscure aspect of Jewish law has finally been granted the right to wed.
Shlomit Lavi was prevented by the family of her dead husband from remarrying for 13 years, but this year she finally gained their consent to perform a required ceremony – and then the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court ruled she could not marry her partner of 10 years.
On Sunday, however, the Supreme Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem overturned the regional court’s decision, bringing her 10-year quest to gain the right to marry her partner to an end. Click to read more…