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  • How is this Passover different?
    Written by on 29/03/2018
    The enslavement of the Israelites in Egypt is an important memory, but, on THIS holiday of freedom, no less important is our awareness of the ongoing battle for freedom of religion and conscience TODAY. Ironically, these are denied to people in Israel, especially to Jews!

  • Chief Rabbinate refuses to recognize Orthodox marriage
    Written by on 19/03/2018
    Noam Oren and his wife married in a religious ceremony, but authorities refuse to recognize it due to their insistence on protecting each other from potential divorce refusal.

  • Israeli couples are voting with their feet!
    Written by Uri Regev on 30/01/2018
    The Ministry of Religious Services has now reported a 4% drop in the number of couples marrying via the Rabbinate from 2016 to 2017. (The decline is really greater, because they ignore the increase in the Jewish population). In Tel Aviv the decline is greater than 15%!!

  • Mazal Tov from the Consul General of Israel in New York
    Written by Uri Regev on 14/12/2017
    The New York Times reports that Consul General Dayan wrote: "it is no secret many members of the American Jewish community disagree with existing Israeli legislation on civil status issues... Ultimately the Israeli Knesset — elected democratically by the Israeli citizens — legislates.

  • Three weddings and a protest
    Written by Uri Regev on 03/12/2017
    Today, at Temple Emanu-El in New York, New York three young couples from Israel got married, making the statement that the basic right of marriage freedom should be denied to no one.

  • Justice Baron: Discriminatory laws should not be preserved indefinitely
    Written by on 01/09/2017
    The High Court of Justice announced its ruling rejecting a petition submitted by same-sex couples to order the state to allow them and couples like them to marry in Israel. This came is no great surprise.

  • FAKE NEWS? LIBA declares 71% Israelis prefer to marry via Rabbinate!
    Written by Uri Regev on 17/08/2017
    The LIBA Center, which proclaims to be "dedicated to strengthening the Jewish Character of the State of Israel" once again demonstrated how to mislead the public by means of statistics.

  • 67% of Jewish Israelis support freedom of choice in marriage
    Written by on 07/08/2017
    50% of the Jewish Israeli public prefers non-Orthodox marriage. A growing majority of the Jewish public is fed up with and rejects the Israeli government's position and wants Israel to join all other Western democracies in establishing marriage freedom.

  • 67% of Jewish Israelis support freedom of choice in marriage
    Written by on 07/08/2017
    50% of the Jewish Israeli public prefers non-Orthodox marriage. A growing majority of the Jewish public is fed up with and rejects the Israeli government's position and wants Israel to join all other Western democracies in establishing marriage freedom.

  • Support for same-sex marriage/civil unions - record high of 79%!
    Written by on 08/06/2017
    47% of Zionist Orthodox Israelis and 65% of voters for the Zionist Orthodox Jewish Home party support the establishment of same-sex marriage or civil unions in Israel.

  • Support for same-sex marriage/civil unions - record high of 79%!
    Written by on 08/06/2017
    47% of Zionist Orthodox Israelis and 65% of voters for the Zionist Orthodox Jewish Home party support the establishment of same-sex marriage or civil unions in Israel.

  • 55% Jewish Israelis interested in weddings outside the Chief Rabbinate
    Written by on 11/05/2017
    55% of the Jewish Israeli public and 81% of the secular Jewish Israeli public are interested in alternative marriages outside the auspices of Israel's Chief Rabbinate. This is the first time that a majority of the Jewish Israeli public has expressed a personal preference for marriages outside the Chief Rabbinate.

  • 55% Jewish Israelis interested in weddings outside the Chief Rabbinate
    Written by on 11/05/2017
    55% of the Jewish Israeli public and 81% of the secular Jewish Israeli public are interested in alternative marriages outside the auspices of Israel's Chief Rabbinate. This is the first time that a majority of the Jewish Israeli public has expressed a personal preference for marriages outside the Chief Rabbinate.

  • For first time, Orthodox NGO campaigns for civil marriage in Israel
    Written by on 28/03/2017
    Civil marriage is one of the most encumbered issues in the Jewish state, but the Modern Orthodox organization Ne’emenei Torah Va’Avodah began a campaign Sunday advocating for the introduction of such a possibility in Israel.

  • The majority of Jewish and Arab Israelis support marriage freedom
    Written by on 14/02/2017
    72% of Jewish Israelis and 76% of Arab Israelis support the statement that "every resident [of Israel] has the right to get married in Israel with whomever he chooses, in whatever way he chooses, and according to his beliefs."

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