Haredi world mulls acceptance of civil unions

As the Ashkenazi haredi establishment grapples with senior Sephardi adjudicator Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s recent endorsement of the military conversions, a new initiative is reportedly seeking to galvanize the haredi rabbinic leadership in favor of expanding the option of civil unions in Israel.

The rationale behind the notion, first reported Thursday in the haredi weekly Mishpacha, stems from the concern expressed time and again by the Ashkenazi haredi leadership and media, that most converts in Israel do not undergo the process because of their desire to live observant Jewish lives, but rather to achieve the status that would enable them to marry here.

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