The Right to Marry in Israel: An Anti-Miscegenation Law Masquerading as Traditional Religious Values

The Right to Marry in Israel: An Anti-Miscegenation Law Masquerading as Traditional Religious Values

By: Jacob Simon.

Anti-miscegenation appears to be alive and well in the Jewish State of Israel where all marriages must be performed by religious officials, and interreligious marriage is strictly prohibited. This religious based restriction on marriage becomes the equivalent to an anti-miscegenation law when the bloodline requirement to be considered Jewish enough for marriage to another Jew by the Orthodox Jewish Rabbinical Court is also taken into account. Those who follow Israel politics closely should not be shocked to learn that the Rabbinical Courts have become even more hostile in recent years to Jewish converts and the children of Jewish converts.

 

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