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The Tashtit Course: Registration Has Opened for the Spring 2018 Class!

The Tashtit Course: Registration Has Opened for the Spring 2018 Class!

Be Free desk

The Be Free Israel movement invites you to join the Tashtit Program, which provides hundreds of young adults throughout the country with real tools to implement social changes in Israel – on a local and national level.

Imagine That You Could Choose

Imagine That You Could Choose

Smadar Dekel Naim, Attorney

Imagine that the Rabbinate and Jewish law were an option, instead of a mandatory, forced and required fact. Imagine an Israel where civil, legal marriages could take place in the form of a mutual declaration before an official authority. Imagine that these marriages were considered valid, legal and official just like Rabbinate marriages.

“We are Here! and we're Second-Class Citizens”

“We are Here! and we're Second-Class Citizens”

Noam Barkan

Three years ago‭, ‬when he sought to formalize his relationship with his fiancée‭, ‬Alex discovered that his military service‭, ‬volunteerwork and the traditions upon which he was raised simply weren’t good enough‭. ‬In the end‭, ‬he and his partner flew to Prague and got married in a civil ceremony‭.

I’ve Become Stronger in My Faith – But Not the Way You Think

I’ve Become Stronger in My Faith – But Not the Way You Think

Orel Regev

Believe me, even if you discover that you’re happy living the way you’ve always lived, this journey ends with a gift: an awareness of our ability to choose the way that we want to be Jewish out of the truly vast range of approaches that Judaism offers.

Havaya’s Shared Life Card – Another Step Toward Freedom

Havaya’s Shared Life Card – Another Step Toward Freedom

Dafna Eisenreich

"We were very happy to hear the news about the Shared Life Card that Havaya issues. For me, it’s a way of validating and recognizing our choice – another proof that we are a married couple."

Taking the Wedding Ceremony into Our Own Hands

Taking the Wedding Ceremony into Our Own Hands

Mickey Gitzin

Israeli BFree has recently added the organization "Havaya - Israeli Ceremonies" as its central flagship project. In the struggle for freedom of choice in marriage and divorce in Israel, it is important to remember that there are options: there is an alternative to marriage in the Chief Rabbinate of Israel . A wedding through Havaya is the Israeli solution to a meaningful and personal ceremony. Miki Gitzin,CEO of Israel BFree, invites you to be part of the Love Revolution in Israel.

Havaya, a Member Organization of Israel Bfree

Havaya, a Member Organization of Israel Bfree

Ofer Cornfeld

“Havaya – Israeli Ceremonies” is the largest non-profit organization in Israel that arranges secular Jewish life cycle ceremonies in the spirit of freedom" Ofer Cornfeld chaiman of Havaya

Now is the Time for a Change

Now is the Time for a Change

Mickey Gitzin

.Now is the time to read the signs and say it like it is: this is not just a struggle for the LGBTQ community of for the rights of Palestinians. We are part of a social struggle for the entire Israeli society. It is Israeli society at-large that needs a “Tikkun”. Mickey Gitzin, Managing director of Be Free Israel, on the events of the last two very sad days for the Israeli society

Marriage - What Are we Actually Arguing About?

Marriage - What Are we Actually Arguing About?

Dr. Tomer Persico

This June, the United States Supreme Court decided that a wedding between two people of the same gender can be a legal basis for marriage. Dr Tomer Persico joins us in a guest post, discussing why this topic is so sensitive and the pros and cons, explaining the different fundamental attitudes which are at the heart of this discussion.

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