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A majority of Israelis personally favor halakhic weddings

A majority of Israelis personally favor halakhic weddings

63% want government to recognize all forms of marriage, but only 39% would choose it for themselves.

Shaked halting recognition of Utah online civil marriages

Shaked halting recognition of Utah online civil marriages

Move comes after hundreds of couples marry using the service and ministry petitioned not to recognize the marriages, court battle expected.

Benny Gantz pushing to establish civil marriage in Israel

Benny Gantz pushing to establish civil marriage in Israel

Justice Minister Benny Gantz looking to approve same-sex marriages and other unions not recognized by rabbinate. AG okays move.

Rabbi Amsalem in favor of civil marriages

Rabbi Amsalem in favor of civil marriages

Former Shas member: A civilized state cannot keep 500,000 people from being able to be married.

Civil marriage allowance rejected in first reading

Civil marriage allowance rejected in first reading

'Israeli law forces religious court divorce even for those united in civil marriage,' MK Michaeli says; Knesset rejects bill.

Civil marriages? Most Israelis prefer the rabbinate

Civil marriages? Most Israelis prefer the rabbinate

Poll shows 71% of Israelis - and 60% of centrist Yesh Atid voters - want marriage to remain under the Chief Rabbinate's auspices.

Most Israelis think religious legislation reduces observance

Majority think religious legislation hurts Judaism

Poll by religious group shows majority of Israelis, think aspects of religious laws problematic, especially as they concern marriage.

Labor MK denounces marriage - but calls for gay marriage

MK denounces marriage - but calls for gay marriage

Merav Michaeli celebrates marriage ceremony of gay couple, feminizes traditional wedding blessing.

Liberman: We want a Jewish state, but not a haredi one

Liberman: We want a Jewish state, not a haredi one

Yisrael Beytenu head submits bill to recognize civil marriage. 'There are soldiers who can die for the State of Israel but not marry.'

Kahlon Surprisingly Liberal on Non-Economic Issues

Kahlon Surprisingly Liberal on Non-Economic Issues

Kulanu party chairman aligns with Yesh Atid, in the end, on public transport on Shabbat, civil marriage, and the haredi draft.

Labor MKs File Civil Marriage Bill in Knesset

Labor MKs File Civil Marriage Bill in Knesset

The Labor bill is the latest in a long line of proposals to allow civil marriages conducted in Israel to be recognized by the state.

Knesset Rejects Civil Marriage Bill

Knesset Rejects Civil Marriage Bill

Civil marriage shot down in landslide vote; Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attends to personally place opposing vote.

Danny Dayan vs. Jewish Home on Same-Sex Marriage

Danny Dayan vs. Jewish Home on Same-Sex Marriage

Former Judea, Samaria regional leader upset by Jewish Home’s ‘homophobic’ stance on civil marriage, same-sex marriage.

Livni Pushes for Civil Marriage, Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

Livni Pushes for Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni reportedly pushes for civil union law, including same-sex marriages, to be passed in Israel.

Rabbi Binyamin Lau: Israel Needs Civil Marriages

Rabbi Binyamin Lau: Israel Needs Civil Marriages

Rabbi Benny Lau of Jerusalem, nephew of former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, says he is in favor of civil unions for couples

Jewish Home MK: Time to Break Alliance With Yesh Atid

Jewish Home MK: Time to Break Yesh Atid Alliance

MK Yoni Chetboun expands on previous comments, calls on his party to seek alternative alliances "to promote Jewish identity".

Hareidi MK: Lapid Back to His Old Tricks

Hareidi MK: Lapid Back to His Old Tricks

Hareidi MK dismisses Yesh Atid’s civil marriage bill. ‘Lapid trying to make the public forget his failure.’

Ariel: 'I will Act Immediately to Abort Civil Marriage Law'

Ariel Vows to 'Abort Civil Marriage Law'

MK Uri Ariel (Bayit HaYehudi) makes clear that he will act immediately to prevent civil marriage from advancing "except in headlines"

Civil Marriage Threatens Lapid-Bennett Alliance

Civil Marriage Threatens Lapid-Bennett Alliance

Bayit Yehudi may end its alliance with Lapid’s Yesh Atid party over attempts to institute civil marriage, same-sex marriage, MK says.

MK Praises Civil Marriage: ‘The Time has Come’

MK Praises Civil Marriage: ‘The Time has Come’

Yesh Atid MK recalls her 30-second US marriage ceremony with satisfaction, calls for civil ceremonies in Israel.











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