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Jewish divorce and the English courts

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Last week we looked at how the English courts treat Islamic marriages and divorces, and how they try to incorporate the religious sensibilities of people appearing before them. This week we take a brief look at Jewish matrimonial custom and the approach of the English courts to it. Jewish law is governed by the Beth Din, whose function is to arbitrate in civil disputes and administer Jewish family law. For a Jewish marriage to be recognised under English law, the couple will need a civil marriage certificate as well as their Jewish marriage contract. As well as a civil divorce…

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