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June 29, 2001
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A U.S. appeals court upheld a lower court’s ruling that secular courts cannot become involved in rabbinical judicial decisions. Saying the Constitution forbids secular courts from interfering with the doctrines and practices of a religion, the appeals court ruled that the decision of a rabbinical court in Monsey, N.Y., to force a man to give his wife a Jewish divorce cannot be overruled by a civil court.

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