Freedom of Marriage World Map

Surveys

  • The majority of Jewish & Arab Israelis support marriage freedomThe majority of Jewish & Arab Israelis support marriage freedom

    72% of Jewish Israelis and 76% of Arab Israelis support the statement that "every resident [of Israel] has the right to get married in Israel with whomever he chooses, in whatever way he chooses, and according to his beliefs."

    Feb 19th, 2017

  • 2016 Religion & State Index: freedom of marriage2016 Religion & State Index: freedom of marriage

    A revolution: About half of the Jewish public would prefer not to get married via the monopolistic, state empowered Chief Rabbinate

     

    Oct 9th, 2016

  • 74% of Israeli Jews would prefer egalitarian Jewish wedding ceremonies74% of Israeli Jews would prefer egalitarian Jewish wedding ceremonies

    Israeli Jews are tired of having this anti-egalitarian, irrelevant ritual forced upon them. The public wants a modernized Jewish ceremony.

     

    Aug 18th, 2016

  • Support for same-sex marriage/civil unions - record high of 76%!Support for same-sex marriage/civil unions - record high of 76%!

    80% of the Jewish Israeli public supports giving married LGBTQ couples all or most of the same rights and privileges as heterosexual married couples. Hiddush CEO Rabbi Regev: "These results - yet another reason for pride during Pride Month, but the legal and political reality is shameful."

     

    Jun 1st, 2016

  • 64% unaware that legal divorce available only via Orthodox rabbinical courts64% unaware that legal divorce available only via Orthodox rabbinical courts

    Two-thirds of the Jewish Israeli population are unaware that Jewish couples can only get legally divorced through Israel's rabbinical courts, even if they were married in civil ceremonies abroad; 57% of the public underestimate the number of Israeli citizens from the former Soviet Union who cannot get legally married.

    May 26th, 2016

  • 71% Israeli Jews attach importance to marriage & divorce freedom. 11% attach importance to the battle over the Western Wall plaza area.71% Israeli Jews attach importance to marriage & divorce freedom. 11% attach importance to the battle over the Western Wall plaza area.

    60% of the Jewish Israeli public supports the involvement of American Jewish organizations in advancing marriage freedom in Israel. There is no doubt that for Israelis – breaking the yoke of the fundamentalist Orthodox Rabbinate in marriage and divorce is a top priority among the religion/state battles. Israelis welcome American Jewish partnership in advancing this cause, both for the sake of Israel and for the sake of world Jewry!

     

    Apr 12th, 2016

  • 75% support introduction of civil divorce in Israel75% support introduction of civil divorce in Israel

    Head of Hiddush Rabbi Uri Regev, esq.: "The no-confidence vote against the Orthodox establishment's monopoly is tremendous." Director of the Center for Women's Justice Dr. Susan Weiss, esq.: "The solution to the agunah crisis - civil marriage and divorce." CEO of Mavoi Satum Batya Kahana-Dror, Esq.: "Alienation from Israel's religious institutions is growing."

    Mar 22nd, 2016

  • 71% of Israeli Jews: Rabbinate's monopoly distances Jews from Judaism71% of Israeli Jews: Rabbinate's monopoly distances Jews from Judaism

    Not only is the denial of the freedom to marry antithetical to core democratic principles, but it also undermines Jewish interests. 71% of the Israeli Jewish public maintain that the Chief Rabbinate's and the rabbinical courts' monopoly over marriage and divorce distances Jews from Judaism.

     

    Feb 14th, 2016







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