LONDON (Jun. 16)
A British divorce court yesterday ruled that a divorce granted by the Beth Din-Jewish religious court in England was valid under English law.
The decision validated a bill of divorcement granted by the Beth Din to Mrs. Hannab Bar-Shefi, a resident of London. The plaintiff had married Elchanan Bar-Shefi, an Israeli citizen, in Israel. The British court held that since Israeli law gave exclusive jurisdiction in divorce cases to a religious court, the British courts would have to recognize decrees granted by such courts.