In an unprecedented step, the Supreme Rabbinical Court is weighing whether or not to allow a third party appeal against a divorce ruling that could lead to the revocation of a woman’s divorce from her husband who has been in a coma for the last nine years.

Director of the Rabbinical Courts Network Rabbi Shimon Yaakobi told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that the Supreme Rabbinical Court would hold a hearing in the coming weeks on whether or not a third party who has appealed the divorce, who has no connection to the wife or the husband, has legitimate standing to do so.

If the court agrees, it will then hold a hearing on the case itself. […]
Mavoi Satum, a divorce rights organization that represented the woman in her original case, was strongly critical of the decision to possibly re-open the case, and said it would appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.