Without the Rabbinate, I’ll thee wed

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The people who attended Yehiel and Tamar’s wedding ceremony two and a half years ago thought they’d come to a typical wedding of a graduate of a hesder yeshiva (combining religious studies with military service ) and a graduate of a religious studies institute for women. The mesader kiddushin (officiating rabbi ) was a well-known yeshiva head, the band played Hasidic tunes, and everything was ostensibly done “according to the law of Moses and Israel,” as declared in the traditional Jewish marriage ceremony.

Only a few of those in attendance knew that the first commitment the couple had undertaken together was not to set foot in any of the offices of the Israeli state Rabbinate.

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