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Couples who register for such courses would be entitled to a reduction of half a point in their income tax obligations for both spouses for the year in which they participated in the course.
The new venture would allow couples to bring only their IDs to the rabbinate, and significantly speed up the process of marriage.
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.
There is growing mistrust in the chief rabbinate which has exclusive jurisdiction over marriage and divorce, and the increasing public support for civil marriage.
By JEREMY SHARON
Raya Dinenberg’s husband disappeared in 1987 and could not be found; She was defined as an 'agunah' by the rabbinical court and could not remarry.
Religious councils were charging couples up to NIS 70 for more attractively-designed marriage certificates without given the option for a standard one.
Chief rabbinate opposes new reform, claims rabbis know marital status of their residents, can prevent prohibited marriages.
THE FAST of Esther has been designated as International Aguna Day.
By SHOSHANNA KEATS-JASKOLL
Women advocates claim Horowitz is missing the full picture, even as they support his push for civil marriage.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
We need marriage rituals that are in sync with the seven blessings celebrating friendship and mutuality that are part of the traditional marriage ceremony.
By SHULAMIT S. MAGNUS
Tying religion to the state invites the intervention of secular institutions, such as the Supreme Court or Knesset, to intervene in inherently religious matters.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The author argues that rabbinical judges should find solutions for women whose husbands refuse to grant them a divorce.
By SHARON SHENHAV
In general, couples are disinclined to consider a prenuptial agreement at the relevant time as it can be seen as a lack of commitment to the marriage.
By HADASSAH FIDLER
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