Marriage and Divorce

The purpose of this Resource page is to provide access to key resources on marriage & divorce, and related challenges of religion and state in Israel.

If you come across relevant articles, op eds, scholarly papers; audios, videos, etc. in Hebrew and/or English that you think may be helpful to our members or our wider readership, please let us know so we can look them over.

[button href=”http://rrfei.org/resources/marriage-divorce/mass-board-of-rabbis-supports-rabbi-dubi-haiyun/” target=”” css_classes=”e.g. button_hilite button_pale sm_button”]Mass Board of Rabbis decries arrest of Rabbi Haiyun[/button] – Letter to Consul General Yehuda Yaakov, Boston, MA from the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis.

[button href=”http://rrfei.org/resources/marriage-divorce/views-on-agunot/” target=”” css_classes=”e.g. button_hilite button_pale sm_button”]Agunot: 6 prominent views[/button] – This special series of articles features an original work by Orthodox Rabbi Michael Chernick, Professor Emeritus of Rabbinic Literature at HUC-JIR, New York, with responses from Rabbis Elliot Dorff, Sara Hurwitz, Daniel Siegel, Mark Washofsky, and Deborah Waxman.

[button href=”http://rrfei.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Love-revolution-on-Tu-Beav_-74-of-Israeli-public-want-egalitarian-marriage.pdf” target=”” css_classes=”e.g. button_hilite button_pale sm_button”]Article: ‘74% of Israeli public want egalitarian marriage'[/button] – Jerusalem Post, August 2016 – A Hiddush study reveals that 74 percent of Israel’s Jewish public is interested in having an egalitarian wedding ceremonies.

[button href=”http://rrfei.org/resources/content/ajc-j-rec-mission-to-israel-winter-2015/” target=”” css_classes=”e.g. button_hilite button_pale sm_button”]AJC J-REC Mission to Israel, Winter 2015[/button] – The Jewish Religious Equality Coalition (J-REC) aims to demystify J-REC and enhance understanding of what it is trying to accomplish. Towards this end, please follow the link to learn more and get involved.

[button href=”http://rrfei.org/resources/content/jfna-irep-initiative-approved-summer-2014/” target=”” css_classes=”e.g. button_hilite button_pale sm_button”]JFNA iRep initiative approved, Summer 2014[/button] – The Jewish Federations of North America launched an effort that supports groups in Israel working to limit or end the Chief Rabbinate’s monopolistic control of personal-status issues such as marriage, divorce, conversion and burial.

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