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We are outraged at the arrest of Rabbi Dov “Dubi” Haiyun of Moriah Congregation in Haifa. He was arrested and interrogated early this morning for the “crime” of officiating at a wedding outside the control of the Ultra Orthodox Chief Rabbinate. Rabbi Haiyun potentially faces two years in prison for holding this wedding. Says Rabbi Haiyun: “It’s hard to think of an action that is less Jewish, on the eve of Tisha B’av…The police have been dragged into serving the Orthodox rabbinical court. This is a sad day for Israeli democracy.” The...
It only took a few hours: first, the nation-state bill was signed; then, a Conservative rabbi was detained by police My mobile rings, I answer. The voice on the other end: “Hi, is that Rabbi Goldstein? My fiancée and I would like you to officiate out our wedding.” The conversation continues. I make sure we’re talking about two Jews. I get a bit of background. When I ask the couple why they are not getting married through the state Orthodox rabbinate, I get various answers, such as: “My foot...
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