New Israeli civil marriage bill could land bride, groom and rabbi in jail for two years – National Israel News | Haaretz

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In addition to increasing the number of registration offices, there was a change to the clause which penalizes those who marry outside the Chief Rabbinate. While the original law stated that anyone “who does not register a marriage or divorce at the Rabbinate will be charged according to the amendments to clause 99 of the Ottoman criminal code,” the new amendment stipulates that in addition to the couple getting married the officiating rabbi will also be charged. Instead of the breezy reference to the old Ottoman law, the new legislation stipulates that both husband and wife and the rabbi performing the ceremony will be subject to two years’ imprisonment.

via New Israeli civil marriage bill could land bride, groom and rabbi in jail for two years – National Israel News | Haaretz.

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