Knesset Gets Bill Advocating Civil Marriages, Divorces in Israel
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Knesset Gets Bill Advocating Civil Marriages, Divorces in Israel

A bill permitting civil marriages and divorces in Israel was introduced in Parliament here by the left-wing Mapam party. The bill would remove “personal status” from exclusive jurisdiction by the rabbinate. Under present legislation, all marriages and divorces must be performed only under religious auspices.