In response to a petition filed before Israel’s Supreme Court by Center for Women’s Justice (CWJ) and Kolech, the Ministry of Religion has instructed mikvah (ritual bath) attendants that they must adopt a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding women who wish to use the mikvah, and not ask questions about their purpose.
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In Response to CWJ Petition Rabbinate Directs Mikvah Attendants: Don't Ask Purpose of Women's Mikvah Use10/04/2014
On April 3, 2014, Dr. Susan Weiss led a seminar for 50 legal professionals at the Tel Aviv Bar Association, introducing them to CWJ’s approach and offering pro-bono consulting assistance to attorneys who employ this tactic for clients.
The shocking experience of Shira* demonstrates that the unjust and autocratic practices of the rabbinic courts extend well beyond get refusal situations.