israel marriage law

Agunot and former agunot during Yad L’Isha’s  rst annual Eshet Hamidbar (Woman of the Desert) 22-kil

300 Israeli women march for 24 hours in support of agunot

The walk even included a discussion circle with agunot and Ohr Torah Stone’s Yad La’isha staff of rabbinical court advocates, lawyers and social workers, with the purpose of raising funds for Ohr Torah Stone's Yad La'isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline.

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.

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.

Jewish wedding

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.


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.

wedding rings

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.

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.

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