israel marriage

Weddings and vines: The blessing of the Geffen

“Marriage is a gift from God to us. The quality of our marriage is our gift to Him/Her.” Many times I have intoned these lines as I stood with the bride and groom sending them out on their voyage.

Int'l Haredi matchmaking continues despite coronavirus outbreak

'The mothers said that, G-d willing, the entire staff of the terminal is invited to the wedding.'

Marriage process
Questions of bigamy in Israel: Legal grounds

Bigamy involves someone marrying a person while he or she is still legally married to another.

News anchor Lucy Aharish [L] and Actor Tzahi Halevi [R]
Private lives, public debate: Tzachi Halevy and Lucy Aharish's marriage

Politicians who care about intermarriage should focus on a lot more than the choices of two individuals

Rabbi Dov Hayun speaks at the prayer service and demonstration outside the Haifa Rabbinical Court on
Protesters pray at Haifa Rabbinical Court after Conservative rabbi arrest

"The Israeli public wants an open and welcoming Judaism without coercion and most importantly one which respects every person’s path and customs," said Masorti leader Dr. Yizhar Hess.

Civil marriage in Eilat to be proposed in forthcoming legislation

The bill would allow civil marriages to place in Eilat, but is facing opposition from all sides.

Marriage process
WATCH: Marching orders to love: IDF soldier proposes on parade ground

"Luna, will you marry me?"

A couple stands underneath a ‘huppa’ during their secular wedding ceremony in Tel Aviv.
Recent trend shows Jewish marriage on the wane in Israel

Several organizations have expressed concern with the number of Jewish citizens marrying outside the rabbinate.

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Tzohar opens TA marriage registration branch in cooperation with rabbinate

The organization’s marriage service took root after many couples were upset by the overly-bureaucratic and unwelcoming approach of local rabbinates to couples seeking to get married.

Michal Berman speaking at the Hakhel Conference in Ramat Gan, October 2017
Hakhel Festival talks Jewish renewal, marriage alternatives and more

Close to 2,000 people participated in the event's approximately 30 workshops, lectures, panel discussions and lessons, which is a project of Panim, a network of 60 pluralistic Judaism organizations.

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