Marriage and civil union in Israel.
(photo credit: NIR ELIAS / REUTERS)
Many years, ago, as a young bride-to-be, I visited the Chief Rabbinate for what was called “guidance for brides.” A rabbi’s wife explained in clumsy metaphors the main principles of family sanctity and its advantages.Not a word was said about the concept of kiddushin – the ceremonial designation of the bride for the groom and no other man.
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