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Thursday, May 30, 2013

"Australian judge overturns religious court ruling"

An intriguing -- and, perhaps, unsettling -- story from Australia: 

An Australian judge rejected a ruling by a Jewish religious court ordering an Australian man to pay an Israeli businessman for the apparent sale of shares in a company. . . In 2010, a panel of three rabbinical judges ordered Amzalak to pay more than $300,000 for the sale of shares to Shlomo Thaler, an Israeli. Amzalak, however, did not make the payments, and the Jewish court issued a siruv that effectively excommunicated him from the community. . . .

Amzalak complained that the Jewish judges were biased. [The court] agreed, concluding that the ÔÇťarbitration was not conducted impartially."


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Those interested can read the decision here

Posted by: Patrick Quirk | Jun 3, 2013 3:17:25 AM