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‘I Do’ in Israel Without Rabbinate OK

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/weddings/article/i_do_in_israel_without_rabbinate_ok_20050708

The bride circled the groom under the chuppah. The groom stomped a wine glass at the end of the ceremony and was greeted with shouts of "mazel tov." Despite these traditional touches, this wedding was not performed by an Orthodox rabbi, and therefore not registered by the Chief Rabbinate, which has sole authority over Jewish marriage in Israel.

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