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Comment by Dror K on April 9th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I have one comment about the section “Marriage and the family”. It is inaccurate to say that “it is illegal for a Jew to marry a non-Jew in Israel”. The civil law allows it, but does not offer a procedure for such marriages. In practice, it means that such a couple would have to go abroad, get a marriage certificate there, and bring it as an evidence to the relevant authority in Israel, which would register them as a married couple. Also, the Israeli civil law recognizes a non-married couple (whether heterosexual or homosexual) as married de facto if they can prove that their lifestyle is what one would expect from a married couple, or if they sign a contract in which they commit to treat each other as if they were a married couple (this status is locally known as “yedu’im ba-tsibur”, i.e. “known in public [as married]”.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on June 20th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Thank you, Dror, for your comment. That statement has been removed from the article.

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