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University of Idaho students win legal battle in support of traditional marriage

Three students alleging discrimination by U of Idaho due to their traditional views on marriage vindicated in court hearing.

Students win legal battle in support of traditional marriage

LGBTQ couples to take advantage of ZOOM civil marriages ruling

Central District Court rules state must recognize civil marriages performed over ZOOM as if they were performed abroad.

LGBTQ couples to take advantage of ZOOM civil marriages ruling

Married for 91 years: What's the secret?

Zechariah and Shama’a have been married for 91 years. 'G-d sent her to me, and I was lucky to win her.'

Married for 91 years: What's the secret?player

Hungary: Jewish group apologizes for signing pro-marriage statement

Hungary’s largest Jewish group apologizes for signing statement ‘sanctifying’ heterosexual marriage.

Jewish group apologizes for pro-marriage statement

Married in the hospital

A young groom was hospitalized for a neurological incident on his wedding day but still insisted on seeing through his marriage.

Married in the hospital

When a marriage fails

A plea for peace and understanding. Divorce, with all its hurt, uncertainty and loss should not lead to lifelong enmity.

When a marriage fails

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.

A majority of Israelis personally favor halakhic weddings

New study: Bad relationships increase risk of early death in men

It turns out that not only 'toxic' relationships - but unfulfilling ones as well - are likely to cause early death especially for men.

New study: Bad relationships increase risk of early death in menplayer

Tzohar rabbinical organization: 80% rise in marriage registrations

As Israel reopens post-pandemic, the Tzohar rabbinical organization is reporting a dramatic increase in marriage registrations.

Rabbinical organization: 80% rise in marriage registrations

Distancing that leads to closeness

Out of the longing of distancing, husband and wife reunite with greater love, and thus the fire that keeps marriage alive is guarded.

Distancing that leads to closeness

The marriage bond

Romantic expectations are not what build a strong marriage bond. It goes much deeper.

The marriage bond

Yibum, the Levirate Marriage

The concept of inter-generational connection and obligation has been lost in the value system of most of the world, but not in a Torah life.

Yibum, the Levirate Marriage

'Acquiring' a wife?

The Tractate Kidushin begins with ownership of objects - hardly the definition of a wife!

'Acquiring' a wife?

Parents should never be jealous of their children.

Only one fruit's blessing goes up a step on the ladder when it is made into juice. What does that have to do with marriage?

 Parents should never be jealous of their children.

For Ellen, my precious wife of twenty years, the Love of My Life

Now revealing why sometimes I seem to have disappeared for weeks at a time. (Ellen Fischer z"l's funeral is at 3pm today in Israel).

For Ellen, my precious wife of twenty years, the Love of My Life

A unique opportunity from Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky - Find your zivug!

Hundreds of people make the trek to Amuka, all with one goal in mind - to find there Zivug.

A unique opportunity from Rabbi Kanievsky - Find your zivug!

Which Israeli city has the highest divorce rate?

New government release shows statistics on marriage, divorce, home ownership, and more.

Which Israeli city has the highest divorce rate?

Tzohar rabbis receive unexpected support

Ministry of Religious Services: Tzohar team among top experts and professionals in field.

Tzohar rabbis receive unexpected support

Pennsylvania to become third state to ban child marriages

'Marriages for child brides have an 80% failure rate,' lawmaker says.

Pennsylvania to become third state to ban child marriages

A third of young adults live with their parents

New survey shows 32% of young adults live with their parents, 79% of them are employed. Also: Most divorces happen after 10 or more years.

A third of young adults live with their parents

'Today there's no patience. If it doesn't work they divorce'

Slabodka Yeshiva dean says rising divorce rates may be partly due to women working, men helping at home.

'Today there's no patience. If it doesn't work they divorce'

Seeking a Chabad solution to bring together unmarried young Jews

Seeking a Chabad solution to bring together unmarried young Jews

The loss of a beloved spouse

The loss of a beloved spouse

Bill to bypass Chief Rabbinate for marriages

MK Aliza Lavie presents bill to end criminal penalties for marrying outside the Chief Rabbinate.

Bill to bypass Chief Rabbinate for marriages

Israeli study: Surfing the net delays marriage

New study of Israeli singles shows that those who surf the net tend to believe people should marry later.

Israeli study: Surfing the net delays marriage

Marriage activists protest by admitting guilt to the police

Dozens who officiated at unregistered weddings turn themselves into police.

Marriage activists protest by admitting guilt to the police

Lapid: There's no religious freedom here

Yesh Atid Chairman slams government for caving to 'haredi coercion,' claims Reform, Conservative are 'vast majority' in the US.

Lapid: There's no religious freedom here

Court nullifies nightclub marriage

For the first time in history: Rabbinical court cancels two marriage ceremonies of same woman and allows her to marry a fourth time.

Court nullifies nightclub marriage

MK Smotrich calls for investigation against Hashgacha Pratit

Jewish Home MK calls on State Prosecutor to investigate rabbinic group for 'encouraging lawbreaking.'

MK Smotrich calls for investigation against Hashgacha Pratit

Judges won't hear anti-SSA marriage florist case

Court for now will not decide whether business owners may refuse on religious grounds to comply with laws favoring certain people.

Judges won't hear anti-SSA marriage florist case

Leftist MK: Cancel requirement for premarital classes

'Even if you chose to marry though the Rabbinate, you shouldn't have to attend classes,' MK Michaeli says.

Leftist MK: Cancel requirement for premarital classes

The Shidduch fraud

The Shidduch fraud

Novelist blasts 'inmarriage,' 'occupation' at Reform graduation

Novelist Michael Chabon delivers diatribe against Jews marrying Jews, Israel’s 'occupation' in Hebrew Union College commencement speech.

Novelist blasts 'inmarriage,' 'occupation' at Reform graduation

AG allows 'deviating from guidelines' for Cohen/Levi name change

Meretz MK complains to AG 'same-sex couples encounter difficulty, even refusal' when seeking to take on partner's surname.

AG allows 'deviating from guidelines' for Cohen/Levi name change

US: Parents dump hot cooking oil on teen who refused marriage

Muslim immigrants from Iraq abuse daughter for refusing arranged marriage which would have brought the family $20,000.

US: Parents dump hot cooking oil on teen who refused marriage

Where is it easiest to register for marriage?

Report shows marriage registration at the Religious Council is easiest in Tel Aviv.

Where is it easiest to register for marriage?

Knesset to host meeting on pre-marriage education

Advocacy group Together in Happiness to host meeting at Knesset on the importance of pre-marriage education.

Knesset to host meeting on pre-marriage educationplayer

'This is what you'll get with Labor'

Rabbi Haim Navon warns against voting for Labor party, says children are safest growing up with their biological parents.

'This is what you'll get with Labor'player

MK: The nuclear family is unsafe for children

Zionist Union MK says children shouldn't be raised by their parents, but by strangers chosen by the government.

MK: The nuclear family is unsafe for childrenplayer

Revolution in Tunisia

Tunisian women can now marry non-Muslim men, government rules.

Revolution in Tunisia