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Israeli news series demonstrates the urgency of freedom of marriage

Israeli news series demonstrates the urgency of freedom of marriage

Israel's Channel 10 News ran a four-part series about the issue of marriage in Israel and the Chief Rabbinate's monopoly over this basic right. The timing and content serve as a major boost for efforts for freedom of marriage.


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