The adoption tax credit is a little-known credit with a big impact on families.
Adoption by same-sex couples is legal in Israel but practically impossible since opposite-sex couples are given priority.
“The government’s brief and position have created a justifiable uproar throughout Israeli society,” the groups wrote.
“I call on you not to join the army! And you know what, not even to pay taxes on the money you will earn,” pop star Harel Skaat wrote on Facebook.
Gay couples are currently only allowed to adopt children for whom a heterosexual couple cannot be found.
Only three gay Israeli couples have been able to adopt since 2008, even though 550 have asked.
Between the rising number of Randalls in American Jewish families, and my various interviewees’ comments about their own experiences, the Jewish community still has some learning to do
It’s not often we get an ‘aww’ moment courtesy of Sarah Silverman. The comedian took to Twitter to share a video of her sister, Rabbi Susan Silverman, greeting her adoptive son for the first time.
Albert Stern was adopted into an Orthodox Jewish family. When he underwent DNA testing, what he found out about his birth mother wasn’t what he expected.
Rachel Landes was adopted into a Brooklyn half-Jewish family. For a long time, she ignored her Chinese heritage — until her sister convinced her to go on a trip to China.