Friday, December 20, 2013

Israel's Supreme Court Issues Temporary Stay Of Rabbinical Court's Order Requiring Boy's Circumcision

As previously reported, last month Israel's Supreme Rabbinical Court upheld a lower court's $140 per day fine imposed on a woman who is refusing to have her one-year old son circumcised. Her husband, as part of a divorce action, is seeking to require the circumcision. Now, according to a report yesterday from Haaretz, Israel's Supreme Court has issued a temporary injunction halting enforcement of the Rabbinical court's order pending its appeal.  The Supreme Court ordered the husband to respond to the appeal by Jan. 2.