Beit Din

An Apparent Abuser Remains Free

A U.S. beit din ruled against a rabbi and four Israeli seminaries, but an Israeli religious court took little action.

12/02/2014 - 19:00
Special to The Jewish Week

This summer Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, 45, a former Chicagoan who has owned and has taught at four Bais Yaakov seminaries for American girls studying in Israel, was found guilty of sexual misconduct by the only American beit din (religious court) specifically dealing with charges of sexual abuse.

The U.S. beit din dealing with sexual abuse warned students not to attend Israeli seminaries headed by Rabbi Elimelech Meisels.

Husband Of Rivky Stein Fails To Show For Get Proceedings

08/07/2014 - 20:00

The husband of Rivky Stein, a New York Jewish woman who launched a social media campaign to attain a religious divorce, did not appear at the religious court as promised.

The Jerusalem Dog Stoning Hoax that Went Viral

 There are certain things that we all read on the Web that we find unbelievable. Not "unbelievable" as in "amazing," but events that simply cannot be believed. Some of these crazy things have actually occurred as reported, but many are simply hoaxes. Thank God for websites like Snopes.com to debunk these myths.

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