Clergy members cannot be sued for divulging information given them in confidence, New York’s highest court ruled. New York’s Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed a case by a Long Island woman against two rabbis. In what they described as their religious obligation, the rabbis had told her husband that she had discontinued certain Orthodox practices, including ritual bathing, and was seeing another man.
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