israel marriage law

Illustrative photo of marriage rings
Skip the forms and use only your ID to get married

The new venture would allow couples to bring only their IDs to the rabbinate, and significantly speed up the process of marriage.

A couple stands underneath a ‘huppa’ during their secular wedding ceremony in Tel Aviv.
Huppa pratit: good, necessary, but not sufficient

We need marriage rituals that are in sync with the seven blessings celebrating friendship and mutuality that are part of the traditional marriage ceremony.

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Chupa Pratit - New Orthodox wedding service to be launched

In a challenge to the Chief Rabbinate’s monopoly on marriage and divorce, new wedding service will use legal loopholes to circumvent draconian laws banning Orthodox, non-rabbinate marriage.

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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.

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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.

Katamon’s Ramban Synagogue
Editorial: Freedom to love

Tying religion to the state invites the intervention of secular institutions, such as the Supreme Court or Knesset, to intervene in inherently religious matters.

An Orthodox wedding ceremony
Survey: Most Israelis want recognition of civil and non-Orthodox marriages

Given the option, half of those surveyed would prefer to marry outside the rabbinate.

08/08/2017
File photo: Divorce.
Halachic tools to free ‘agunot’

The author argues that rabbinical judges should find solutions for women whose husbands refuse to grant them a divorce.

By SHARON SHENHAV
06/05/2017
Israel
Supreme Court prevents use of dead soldier’s sperm

The soldier's widow and parents were at odds about the decision.

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For first time, religious group campaigns for civil marriage in Israel

Currently, all matters of marriage and divorce are conducted by the established religious authorities.

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