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Arutz 7: 'Revolution'? New Law Lets Marrying Couples Pick Their Rabbi
Bayit Yehudi Party Chief and Minister of Religious Services
David Lev, October 28, 2013
The Knesset on Monday night passed on its second and third reading a law that will allow couples to marry in any city or town in the country. The law, popularly known as the "Tzohar Law," was sponsored by Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home Party), and was designed to allow couples to more easily choose rabbis they feel comfortable with.
With the marriage “market” now becoming competitive, local authorities will have to ensure that the experience – including registration, procedures, and rituals – is pleasant for couples, Bayit Yehudi said. A spokesperson for the party said that the law would assist some 35,000 couples that get married in Israel annually.(cont.)
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Esser Agaroth (2¢):
|R' David Stav|
This law was NOT "designed to allow couples to more easily choose rabbis they feel comfortable with."*
This law was designed to give more control to the Mamlakhti (undying State loyalist) rabbis, under the guise of "more freedom of choice."
Many were cheering the passage of this law. The Rabbanuth, they said has been controlled by "Haredim." So, now they have Statists instead of rabbis.
MK Shai Piron (Yesh Arid) already has control of the Ministry of Re-Education, and MK Elazar Stern (HaT'nu'ah) is crying for Jews and non-Jews to be buried together.
I'll tell you what;s next. Non-Orthodox "rabbis" will be included. The law says that a rabbi must undergo training, and become "licensed" to conduct weddings. But, does the law say what being a "rabbi" means?
It doesn't matter what the law says; it will be contest and handed over to the State of Israel's illustrious justice system.
And, what do you suppose that the Israeli Supreme Court will say?...
There goes the Torah out the window. The Erev-Rav controlled State wins.
These newly included "rabbis" will create Batei Din (rabbinical courts) with dayanim pesulim (judges disqualified from being judges) and will produce treif divorce documents, which will invariably be followed by the production of mamzerim - halakhic bastards, who have limited rights in the community, including who they may marry.
Then, what's next?
Tzohar Law? More like Tzo'ah Law.
*"...was designed to allow couples to more easily choose rabbis they feel comfortable with."
David, must you continue to split your infinitives???