civil marriage

Not All Orthodox Rabbis Oppose Civil Marriage In Israel

06/24/2014
Special To The Jewish Week
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The Jewish Week reported last month on an initiative called iREP, created by the Jewish Federations of North America, to “limit or end Orthodox control of personal-status issues such as marriage, divorce, conversion and burial,” beginning with support for civil marriage in Israel.

Elli Fischer

Religious Freedoms Could Expand In New Coalition

Bibi may have to leave out haredim; civil marriage, increased conversions on horizon.

03/06/2013
Staff Writer

What if Israel had a coalition government that was not beholden to the fervently Orthodox parties’ hold on matters of marriage, divorce, conversion, and army exemptions for yeshiva students?

Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid and Jewish Home’s Naftali Bennett say they won’t join a government with haredi parties. Getty Images
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