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Woman says she was ‘degraded’ by rabbinic court’s order to wear a cloak to cover up

21 June 2023

A social worker who arrived Wednesday to assist in a divorce hearing at the Haifa rabbinic court said she was told to cover herself with a cloak because her workplace attire was deemed not modest enough to appear before the panel of judges.

Tami Gross told Channel 12 she felt degraded and humiliated by the incident. Gross works for Mavoi Satum, an organization that represents women whose husbands have refused to grant them a divorce in rabbinic court, putting the women in legal limbo and exposing them to penalties if they have other relationships.

Gross was accompanying a woman whose husband has refused to end their marriage for six years. When Gross arrived, a court secretary told her that she was not dressed modestly enough and provided her with a cloak to wear over her clothes…

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We are doing our part to keep the homefront strong, committed to protecting women from further suffering and helping them gain freedom from marriage entrappment.

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עיגול קטן - השפעה גדולה

בכל רכישה בכרטיס האשראי שלך יעוגל סכום הקנייה לשקל הקרוב ואותן אגורות ייתרמו למבוי סתום.
לדוגמא: קניתם בסכום של 53.70 ש”ח? תרמתם 30 אגורות.
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