A joint session between Leo Baeck and the Islamic College based in London on the subject of divorce in Islamic and Jewish Law. In the first part of the recording, three faculty members of the Islamic College (Sheikhe Dr Ismail Abd Halim; Balkis Binti Abu Bakar; and Moulana Rage) share legal, religious, and statistical insights from the Muslim community on such topics as the status of women in marriage and divorce, the rights and duties of each spouse, and statistical evidence relating to the Muslim community in Britain. The session is followed by a Q&A.
Rabbi Jacobs’s response starts at 1:15. He highlights the numerous parallels between Jewish and Islamic law on the basis on the previous speakers’ interventions, as well as the differences between each system.
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