iRep

Not All Orthodox Rabbis Oppose Civil Marriage In Israel

06/24/2014
Special To The Jewish Week

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

JFNA To Promote Civil Marriage

In Israel, federations walk a fine line to support religious freedom without opposing Chief Rabbinate.

05/28/2014
Editor and Publisher

The Jewish Federations of North America, or JFNA, may soon launch an effort that would include supporting groups in Israel working to limit or end Orthodox control of personal-status issues such as marriage, divorce, conversion and burial, The Jewish Week has learned.

Gary Rosenblatt
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