Rabbi wants marriage age lowered to 15

Rabbi Idan: "Girls who do not want to study or work are a burden to the household,"

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The Lobby for Jewish Values and Director of Jerusalem-based Kol HaNa'ar Rabbi Asher Idan has presented a new initiative to lower the marriage age allowed by law. In the past few days, Chairman of the Lobby for Jewish Values Ofer Cohen has approached several members of Knesset from religious factions in order to garner support for the new bill. He goes on

The Talmud says that you can get married at the age of 14.

to state that marrying girls at a lower age will lessen rape cases. He says it's wrong to make girls to have a career and get an education. Women don't have reason. That is for men. By marrying them off at an earlier age, it will solve problems of large families because they can get the girls out of the house.

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