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.

Agunot: 6 prominent views – 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.
 
Article: ‘74% of Israeli public want egalitarian marriage’ – Jerusalem Post, August 2016 – A Hiddush study reveals that 74 percent of Israel’s Jewish public is interested in having an egalitarian wedding ceremonies.
 
AJC J-REC Mission to Israel, Winter 2015 – 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.
 
JFNA iRep initiative approved, Summer 2014 – 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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