Does Israel's Marriage Reform Mean the Wedding Fixers Are Out of Work?

As long as the rabbinate does not let go of its stranglehold on religious services it will continue to push away many Jews, which is precisely what the rabbinate wants least.

We took our seats in the rabbinate office, keeping a chaste distance between us and trying to look modest, as if we’d never so much as held hands. The rabbi in the black suit and hat meticulously looked over our files, proving that we were single, Jewish, and eligible to be married to each other in about six week’s time. Everything seemed to be in place. But he understood that we had a special request – to...