The Chief Rabbinate Supreme Court on Tuesday, 12 Sivan 5773 upheld the ruling of a lower court, denying Jewish burial for a recalcitrant husband, Kippa reports. The husband has been withholding a get from his 33-year-old wife for 20 months and has since fled to the United States.
In addition, the court ruled the husband may not receive Israeli consular services abroad but so far, the measures taken do not seem to have persuaded him to give the get.
Israel Radio reported the dayanim feel the matter of denying Jewish kvura is important towards sending a message to the community that “such a rosha” will not be buried in a kever Yisrael.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)