JERUSALEM (JTA) — A majority of Jewish Israelis support allowing civil marriage and divorce in Israel, according to a survey released for Valentine’s Day. Some 72 percent of Jewish Israelis and 76 percent of Arab Israelis support the statement that “every resident [of Israel] has the right to get married in Israel with whomever he…
For many reasons, in the 10 years that I lived in Crown Heights, I have not felt an urge to marry.
A New York court recently deemed the state’s Get Law, which was enacted to lend the power of the state to women unable to secure a Jewish divorce from their husbands, in large part, unconstitutional. If upheld on appeal, this decision could alter the landscape of Jewish divorce in the United States.
Of the last 10 weddings that you attended, statistically 4 of the newlyweds will likely experience a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder.
The children of intermarriage are still being raised Jewish, Samira Mehta argues, even if what it means to be raised Jewish has changed.
In Judaism, the concept of shana rishona (the first year) tells us that the first year of marriage is so precious and so critical that newlyweds get an extended “honeymoon” to build their life together. Instead, my husband spent our first six months prioritizing his brother over the vows he made to me.
In Israel, the religious rabbinate imposes strict guidelines on who can and cannot get married. These 48 Israeli couples who were barred from marriage decided to take a different route.
(JTA) — A large majority of American and Israeli Jews say Israel should recognize marriages and conversions performed by Reform and Conservative rabbis. A poll conducted by The Jerusalem Post and the American Jewish Committee found that 74 percent of American Jews and 62 percent of Israeli Jews believe the non-Orthodox rites should be recognized. The findings…
I read Korean comic books based on the Talmud when I was little with rabbis as cartoon characters, but that was the extent of my interaction with Judaism. Now I’m on my way to becoming Jewish.
Is there a way for the secular partner to find meaning in traditional Jewish rituals?