The new venture would allow couples to bring only their IDs to the rabbinate, and significantly speed up the process of marriage.
We need marriage rituals that are in sync with the seven blessings celebrating friendship and mutuality that are part of the traditional marriage ceremony.
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.
The bill would allow civil marriages to place in Eilat, but is facing opposition from all sides.
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.
Tying religion to the state invites the intervention of secular institutions, such as the Supreme Court or Knesset, to intervene in inherently religious matters.
Given the option, half of those surveyed would prefer to marry outside the rabbinate.
The author argues that rabbinical judges should find solutions for women whose husbands refuse to grant them a divorce.
The soldier's widow and parents were at odds about the decision.
Currently, all matters of marriage and divorce are conducted by the established religious authorities.