The ceremony will be officiated by a religious gay woman.
Dweck is refusing to back down, despite condemnations from the Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel — who is also his wife’s uncle.
The battle for Israeli voters is red hot. J.J. Goldberg says the real debate is over the Zionist Union’s odds of forging a coalition — and the surprising partners who could put it over the top.
The final deadline passed this afternoon for Israel’s political parties to register for the March 17 Knesset elections. Several last-minute decisions will substantially affect the map in the weeks ahead:
The head of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party submitted a resignation letter the day after a video was released showing the party’s former spiritual leader criticizing him and praising his rival.
Polls only show what would happen if the Israeli election were held today, not how unexpected events might influence voters. The shifts can be dramatic, J.J. Goldberg reports.
EXCLUSIVE: It wasn’t just a rumor. Adina Bar Shalom, the ultra-Orthodox daughter of the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, is seriously considering a run for the Israeli presidency.
A new highway into Jerusalem will be named for the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of the Shas party.
Some 40,000 people participated in a memorial for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in Jerusalem at the end of the mourning period.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s impact was evident in the unprecedented outpouring at his funeral. But will the Sephardic political movement survive its towering leader’s death?