Tzohar law to be implemented 2.5 years after approval by Knesset

A signature piece of legislation, known as the Tzohar law, approved by the previous government looks set to be implemented by the chief rabbinate, two and a half years after it was passed into law by the Knesset.

The Tzohar law was designed to guarantee in law the ability of Tzohar, a rabbinical association of national-religious rabbis, to maintain its marriage registration program, and to stimulate competition between, and therefore improve the services of, local rabbinates. The law states that a couple is able to register for marriage in any local rabbinate it wishes to, thereby creating competition with different rabbinates for the NIS 700 marriage registration fee.


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