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Israeli Chief Rabbinate is trying to be like the Vatican

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Published: 16 January 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Candidly Speaking: Chief Rabbinate - Jewish Vatican? – Isi Leibler – The Jerusalem Post 13.01.16
The tensions created by the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate within Israeli society have extended to the Diaspora and are now undermining relations with the Jewish state.
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And see:
Why I defy the Israeli Chief Rabbinate – Rabbi Elli Fischer - Jewish Review of Books - Winter 2016
‘I have married couples who have not registered with the Israeli Chief Rabbinate. I am willing to do so despite the fact that, according to a law passed in 2013, anyone who marries in a halakhic ceremony must make efforts to register the marriage… it carries penalties of up to two years in prison for any couple or rabbi convicted of violating it.’


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