Chief Rabbinate ׳blatantly disregarding law’ for opening marriage registration zones

Documents obtained by The Jerusalem Post show that the Chief Rabbinate is actively trying to circumvent a law passed in 2013 abolishing marriage registration districts.

The Chief Rabbinate’s behavior has prompted criticism that the institution is creating difficulties for couples getting married instead of assisting them and that its stance means that couples have to pay more money than necessary to complete the registration process.

The new law allows couples to register in any of the local religious councils around the country regardless of their place of residence, a change from the previous situation when a couple had to register in the jurisdiction where at least one of them resided.


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