According to the man, the marriage registrar turned down his request angrily, stating: "You opened your file with Tozhar, so go to them for the certificate too. The groom, Dudi Shemo, is a young religious man who was born and raised in Petah Tikva, and so he is entitled to issue the document on his marital status at the local rabbinate or in the city where he applied for a marriage license. I continued arguing with him, and he just said: 'I can't and I'm not wrong. Get out and close the door! After looking into the incident, the Religious Services Ministry claimed the religious council worker's refusal to issue a certificate of singleness had nothing to do with the fact that the marriage file was opened with Tzohar.
Allegedly doubting their Jewishness, rabbi won’t wed Ethiopians
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Shega said at least 30 Ethiopian Israeli couples had been through similar experiences. While Ethiopian Jewish immigrants from the Beta Israel community are recognized as fully Jewish and did not need to undergo conversion upon arriving in Israel, immigrants from Ethiopia belonging to the Falash Mura community, which converted from Judaism to Christianity in the 19th century, are required to undergo Orthodox conversion after immigrating. In Israel, the only legal route for Jews to marry is through the rabbinate. Rabbi Chuck Davidson is one of a handful of Orthodox clergy publicly performing unsanctioned halachic marriages. Tzohar said it was considering opening an office in Petah Tikva where Ethiopian-Israelis would be allowed to register, bypassing the local religious authority.
Ethiopians unable to wed in Petah Tikva, where rabbis doubt their Jewishness
For more information about rentals in this community, please check out Madlan and Yad2. Because there are no comparable real estate sites in English, we created English guides to help you navigate these sites, with an explanation of their features and functionality. Founded in , Petach Tikva was the first city of what is now modern-day Israel. Petach Tikva was originally swampland, so many eucalyptus trees were planted to make the area habitable.
It was founded in , mainly by Orthodox Jews of the Old Yishuv , and became a permanent settlement in with the financial help of Baron Edmond de Rothschild. In the city had a population of , Petah Tikva takes its name meaning "Door of Hope" from the biblical allusion in Hosea "