Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Facing the Agunot Problem: The Jewish Interpol?

Treppenwitz recently discussed his dismay at Rabbis reluctance to deal with major issues facing the Jewish nation such as the problem of Agunos. Well he and many others will be happy to hear that European Jewery is taking steps to solve this issue. A proposal that is being put forth and is to be approved at a judicial conference of Jewish religious judges organized by the Rabbinical Centre of Europe, to be held at the start of December in Brussels is the following concept. The idea is that of a Jewish Interpol. The article explains:

The Jewish Interpol” will become the long arm of the Jewish law. It will create a situation whereby the person will be forced to fulfill the verdict and will award the decree a valid stature.

The Brussels-based Rabbinical Center of Europe have confirmed reports that a rabbinical conference, to be attended by Jewish religious judges from around the world, will take place in two weeks .

A spokesman said that the Interpol will collect information from all rabbinical courts and will be based at the Rabbinical Center of Europe. This information will then be passed on to the leaders and Rabbis of Jewish communities.

2 comments:

Batya said...

It does happen.
My neighbor got her gett when her "missing" husband was found through a Chabad "wanted" alert.

Jewish Blogmeister said...

The agunah problem is huge no question...