New Series: Licensing & Specialty Recognition for Physicians in Israel! Post #5

In our last 4 posts, we conducted an overview of the main documents that need to be submitted to the Israeli Health Ministry (Misrad HaBriut), when applying for recognition of one’s foreign licensing credentials in Israel. In this post, we discuss what happens after you submit your documents – and also how to claim reimbursement for the fees you expend on your notarized translations! First, my advice is – send your documents to the Health Ministry via courier only. I … Continued

New Series: Licensing & Specialty Recognition for Physicians in Israel! Post #4

    In our last post, we offered a number of pointers when completing the two important Hebrew documents in the quest for recognition of one’s foreign licensing credentials by the Israeli Health Ministry (Misrad HaBriut):  (1) the 4-page Questionnaire – Application to Practise Medicine in Israel (“She’eilon”); (2) the Request to Take the State Licensing Exam (“Bakasha Le’Hibachein”). In this post, we take a look in greater detail at two of the documents required in the licensing recognition process: … Continued

New Series: Licensing & Specialty Recognition for Physicians in Israel! (Post #3)

    In our last post, we explained which documents the Israeli Health Ministry (Misrad HaBriut) requires, to enable foreign-trained doctors to have their professional credentials recognized in Israel. The first two of these documents are: A 4-page Questionnaire – Application to Practise Medicine in Israel (“She’eilon”)  A Request to Take the State Licensing Exam (“Bakasha Le’Hibachein”) Both of these documents must be properly completed in Hebrew, signed, and submitted to the MoH Licensing Department, along with all the supporting … Continued

New Series: Licensing & Specialty Recognition for Physicians in Israel! (Post #2)

  In our last post, we gave an overview of the Foreign Licensing Recognition Process by the Department of Medical Professions at the Ministry of Health (Misrad HaBriut). In this post, we discuss what documents Misrad HaBriut really needs, in order to obtain recognition as a foreign-trained doctor in Israel. The following documents should be submitted: Application/registration form (properly completed in duplicate and in Hebrew; this will be considered in further detail in our next post). Request to take the licensing … Continued

New Series: Licensing & Specialty Recognition for Physicians in Israel! (Post #1)

Overview of the Foreign Licensing Recognition Process by the Department of Medical Professions at the Ministry of Health (Misrad Habriut). In order to practice medicine in Israel, you are required to hold a license issued by the Department of Medical Professions of the Ministry of Health (Misrad Habriut). To be eligible for a license, you must have completed your studies at a recognized medical school in the US, Canada or the UK, as well as one year of internship or clinical work (the … Continued

FAQs on Making a Will in Israel

FAQs on Making a Will in Israel   Tip 1 of 10 of “Tips and Tricks on Making a Will in Israel”: Why should I bother making a Will?   Making a Will, which is usually a very simple and relatively inexpensive document in Israel, can be a very simple expedient for avoiding intra-family conflict, squabbles and misunderstandings amongst your heirs. In addition, probating a Will, when the time comes, involves much less expense, time and bureaucracy than that required in … Continued

FAQs – Private Limited Companies in Israel (Part III – Information available about companies online, procedure for changing company name / discharging charge)

FAQs – Private Limited Companies in Israel (Part III – Information available about companies online, procedure for changing company name / discharging charge) What information can I obtain from the online company register held by the Registrar of Companies?   Information that can be obtained from the online company register includes the name of a company, the type of company, address, legal status and purpose of the company. Additional information (contained in a company abstract – or Nesach Chevra), such as … Continued

Wills & Halacha – No Need to Compromise on Either!

Wills & Halacha – No Need to Compromise on Either! Simon M. Jackson – Legal Advisor to Torah MiTzion www.jacksonadvocates.net   The Basic Halacha on Succession (Yerusha) According to Jewish Law, only male offspring are capable of inheriting their father’s estate. The Torah awards women no rights of inheritance as long as there are male heirs in the same class. So, daughters will not inherit if there are sons, and sisters will not inherit if there are brothers. (In tandem, … Continued

We’re All Individuals

Knowing as we do how careful and sparing the Torah is in its use of words, it is particularly surprising to read, in the second half of this week’s long parsha, how the Torah records each leader’s identical celebratory offering in honor of the Tabernacle. The uniformity of the twelve sets of gifts is absolute, each price seemingly being totally conformist to his predecessor.   The great Spanish commentator, Ramban, cites the Midrash, which explains, inter alia, that the idea … Continued

The Clothes We Wear: Dignity or Deceit?

The Clothes We Wear: Dignity or Deceit? הבגדים שאנו לובשים: לכבוד או לבגידה?   In Parshat Tetzave, Moshe is instructed to “make sacred clothes for your brother Aaron, for dignity and beauty… They will be used to consecrate him and make him a priest to Me.” (Shemot 28:2-3). As my Rav, Rabbi Meir Wise, notes in his impressive translation and adaptation of Rav Kook’s words in Ein Eyah (http://pathsofthewise.wordpress.com/):   “Clothing has a dual purpose. Its first function is utilitarian, … Continued