Lifschitz v. Rabbi Haim Yosef Sharabi, et al., No.  2016-11671, 2017 N.Y. Slip. Op. 06530 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. App. Div., 2nd Dist.) September 20, 2017.

Plaintiff charged defendants with fraud and breach of contract in failing to fulfill a promise to find her a husband according to Jewish custom.  Defendants denied the authority of civil courts to hear the case, pointing to its foundation in religious practices.

Defendants are in error, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division has found. There is no First Amendment impediment to adjudicating civil matters using neutral principles of law without reference to religious principles.

Lifschitz v. Sharabi, 2017 NY Slip Op 6530 (N.Y. App. Div., 2017)

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