One component of the Zionist vision of the restoration of Jewish sovereignty was an aspiration for the judicial system of the Jewish state to reflect the principles of justice and cumulative wisdom of this ancient people’s legal tradition.Yishar Koach to Eretz Hemdah.
Accessible, fair, inexpensive justice is an essential ingredient in every sound, civilized society.
Despite the prestige of the Israeli courts worldwide, sizeable portions of Israeli society are alienated from them, feeling that they are not based on the foundations of Jewish law.
On the other hand, the alienation from the state rabbinical courts is also extreme. This system is forced on the entire population and its exclusive authority in divorce and personal-status cases results in bitter antagonism toward it.
Mishpat VeHalachah BeYisrael is operating in cooperation with religious authorities, academics, and experts from the business world.
The Torah has solutions to even the most complex, sophisticated problems of the modern economy, based on the principles of justice, honesty, and ethics. The court will apply the principles of the Torah and halachah in all aspects of public and commercial life and in the ever-changing modern world.
The Mishpat VeHalachah BeYisrael court system gives a tool for solving a serious problems. The solution that is acceptable according to halachah and Israeli law and will make possible the issuance of just rulings based on Jewish law in a pleasant and efficient manner.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Last week I lamented about the anti-Torah nature of the Israel Judicial System. But there is a solution for those of us who seek Jewish justice: