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Democratic trumps Jewish

Democratic trumps Jewish

Civil marriage is the only way to safeguard basic human rights and these have to take precedence over other considerations .

Coercive religious marriage cannot be reconciled with human rights as it involves irreparable violations of the principles of equality and freedom of religion .

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Jewish trumps Democratic

Jewish trumps Democratic

Maintaining exclusivity religious marriage is the only way

to both guarantee the continuity and cohesion of the Jewish people,

and to safeguard the Jewish character of the state.

 

Proponents: Rabbi Eli Ben DahanRabbi David Stav

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Balancing  the Democratic and the Jewish

Balancing the Democratic and the Jewish

There are three primary variations of how to balance the Jewish and democratic marriage aspects :
Preserving the existing religious course , while allowing for a new civil marriage parallel option.
Introducing a wider choice between a variety of Jewish marriage ceremonies and Interpreting the spirit of Jewish tradition in a way that embodies democratic values.

 

Proponets: Shahar Lifshitz, Shay ZarchiSusan WeissWestreich and Shifman (p' 38)

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סיכום 

Democracy is obligated to safeguard the basic rights of its citizens, including the right to marry .Can the state promote values  of the family  even if in so doing it effects a limited infringement of rights.

Is the infringements of human rights resulting from the religious monopoly over marriage and divorce in Israel as  Jewish state  be proportionally balanced.

There are those who contend that maintaining Israel as a Jewish state  is crucial. Others claim that human rights are being compromised more than necessary and propose various ways to balance the Jewish with the democratic character of the state. Three basic approaches to the solution of this challenge are discussed.

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