Family Matters

A man is unable to marry because the Israeli Rabbinate decides that he is actually an adoptee, although there is no actual evidence of an adoption. (Ynet)

In Israel, alternative families are becoming more and more common, including never-married single mothers, same-sex parents, foreign worker families, interfaith families and civil marriage families. (Jerusalem Post)

Respected kabbalist and renowned Israeli Religious Zionist Rabbi David Batzri says, “a girl who wishes to marry must take upon herself already on the first date an obligation to have no less than 12 children.” (Ynet)

Is denying a man, who in jail for five years for refusing to give his wife a divorce, glatt-kosher food a legitimate tactic? (Ynet)

And a look at “New Family” established in 1998 to advance the legal rights of all forms of “alternative” and “nontraditional” families in Israel. (Jerusalem Post)

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