Does Halacha permit recourse to the court system?

28.07.2012                      09.Aw. 5772                       Dewarim, Schabbat Chason, Fasten verschoben

Judentum:

Does Halacha permit recourse to the court system?

In recent years, relationship between certain segments of religious Jews, Israeli court system has been fraught with tension.

In recent years, the relationship between certain segments of the religious community and the Israeli court system has been fraught with tension over various rulings by the Supreme Court which are perceived by some as antagonistic to religious values or institutions. This tension, in part, stems from those in the judiciary who are determined to preserve the democratic nature of the state and those in the religious community whose sole interest lies in promoting its halachic character. This perceived clash, however, stems from a larger question regarding the recognition of non-halachic legal systems within Jewish law….