Ometz Organization Files Complaints Against Dayanim

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The Ometz organization turned to Justice Minister Prof. Yaakov Ne’eman with a complaint against four Tel Aviv Rabbinate dayanim, which the organization accuses of arranging a get (bill of divorce) for the husband of a mentally challenged woman without her knowledge.

The state’s ombudsmen for judges and dayanim dealt with the matter in the past, recommending disciplinary actions against the av beis din as well as a formal censure in the files of the other dayanim who dealt with the case. Former Justice Minister Daniel Friedman did not address the ombudsmen’s recommendation.

Ometz is now calling on Ne’eman, in his capacity as the authority permitted to convene the appointment committee, to suspend the av beis din as well as demanding criminal charges against him.

Ometz expresses surprise and disappointment that to date nothing has been done in the matter, adding if the current administration opts to refrain from taking action against the dayan, the matter will be brought before the High Court of Justice.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)