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.

Mass Board of Rabbis decries arrest of Rabbi Haiyun – Letter to Consul General Yehuda Yaakov, Boston, MA from the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis.

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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