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Only the word of certain rabbis is trusted, and the list of acceptable rabbis is very short.If either the bride or groom is considered not to be Jewish enough, the rabbis do not allow the wedding to take place.
For them, the system is also a financially lucrative monopoly.Among the public statements issued by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week were repeated claims about the strength of the country’s economy and adamant insistence the international community acknowledge Israel’s status as a “Jewish state.” But, what stood out most was a statement made by one of Netanyahu’s aides denying the Prime Minister’s 23-year-old son Yair was dating a 25-year-old woman from Norway.There is only one reason that, in 2014, Israel’s head of state would be required to respond to reports that his son is in a romantic relationship with another consenting adult: the woman in question is not Jewish.In Israel, any Jewish person who dates a non-Jew is not only bucking serious social pressure to date within the community, but also heading toward direct collision with the state, which does not permit so-called mixed marriages.Naturally, a person with as much money and power as Yair Netanyahu can easily circumvent the legal hurdles put in place to prevent miscegenation.While by law they are prohibited from charging for their services – they already receive hefty salaries from the Israeli government to perform their work – many of them still charge couples for these “services.” For the bride or groom who is considered to be “insufficiently Jewish,” he or she can apply to convert to Judaism.
This is an arduous process, which requires one to live according to all the laws of Orthodox Judaism for a long period of time, and to be monitored throughout the process, and pass tests to prove unquestioning acceptance of all rabbinical rules.
Another option for mixed couples is to have a civil ceremony in a third country, and return to Israel with a marriage license in hand.
But as a symbol of the state, the younger Netanyahu’s personal choices will be scrutinized and excoriated when they butt up against the third rail of Israeli society: racial/religious segregation or “hafrada.” In Israel, the only legally recognized wedding ceremonies are those approved by religious officials authorized by the state.
For all of Israeli history, the power to determine who may marry and who may not has been held by a network of fundamentalist, ultra-Orthodox rabbis.
When two Jews want to marry one another, they must apply to the rabbis in the city where they live, and prove their mothers were born Jewish and their mothers’ mothers were born Jewish.
If the bride or groom immigrated to Israel from another country, then a rabbi from the city they originated from must attest to the fact that they, and their mothers and their mothers’ mothers, were born Jewish.