Ultra-Orthodox council may abolish discriminatory wedding officiation rules

24.05.2012                      03.Siwan. 5772                    Tag 47 des Omer

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Ultra-Orthodox council may abolish discriminatory wedding officiation rules

Reform will significantly expand the ability of Tzohar rabbis to perform weddings.

Tzohar, an organization of moderate religious Zionist rabbis, may be racking up a second major achievement in less than a week: In a reform backed by Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, discriminatory rules that now prevent many rabbis who are not ultra-Orthodox from performing marriages could soon be abolished.
The reform falls short of Tzohar's original demand, which was to allow all qualified rabbis to marry anyone, anywhere in Israel. Nevertheless, it will significantly expand the ability of Tzohar rabbis to perform weddings….