Defense of Marriage Act

Two Glasses Underfoot

For American-Israeli couple, married life is a delight — except for DOMA.

Staff Writer
06/13/2013

In certain circles, the idea of an Israeli-American romance is extremely alluring. The American cherishes the stereotype of Israelis as sexier, more dashing versions of the Jews they grew up with: bronzed, muscled and comfortable with a gun. For the Israelis, an American represents access to the big world outside Israel, where life promises at once more opportunity and less stress.

Uri and Matt Tratner-Katz fell in love in Israel, married in Central Park and live in Queens. Photo courtesy Matt Tratner-Katz
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