Marriage

How salt beef became a recipie for a hot date

By Rosa Doherty, April 18, 2014

“Who doesn’t like a hot salt-beef sandwich?” Allan Davis asked himself when creating a dating site for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews.

He created HotSaltBeef.com after noticing a gap in the market.

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Same-sex couple among first to wed

By Charlotte Oliver, March 27, 2014

A Jewish woman from Brighton and her non-Jewish partner will be among the first same-sex couples in the country to get married when the new law comes into force on Saturday.

Nicola Pettit will marry Tania Ward on Saturday morning at a ceremony in Brighton Town Hall, followed by a traditional Jewish blessing in the evening, led by Rabbi Janet Darley of South London Liberal Synagogue.

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Won’t give a get? Expect ghouls with cattle prods

By Dan Friedman, March 20, 2014

Did you hear the one about the man from New Jersey who refused to divorce his wife? Eight Jewish heavies wearing Halloween masks and brandishing cattle prods turned up in a warehouse with the aim of kidnapping and torturing him until he agreed to give a get. But when the gang arrived to carry out their plan, they found an FBI agent waiting for them.

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US groups attack Israeli rabbis’ grip on marriage

By Shira Rubin, March 13, 2014

A number of major Jewish American organisations plan to join forces with Israeli groups to end the Israeli chief rabbinate’s control over marriage, burials and other personal status issues.

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TV Masterchef’s rabbi finds his true love

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 6, 2014

The British Charedi rabbi who became a star of Israel’s Master Chef TV show has left the competition — but found himself a wife.

Wacky recipes from Rabbi Josh Steele, 29, who made aliyah from Edgware, north London, won over 400 shidduch offers during nine weeks on the show.

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WATCH: Hebrew University of Jerusalem stages epic proposal

March 4, 2014
One unsuspecting lady found herself centre stage in a full-blown flash mob at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Here is her heartwarming reaction.

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Lust is kosher, believe me

By Shmuley Boteach, February 27, 2014

When I was a young rabbi, sent by the [Lubavitcher] Rebbe to Oxford, I used to spend many a Shabbat speaking at Woodside Park and it’s an absolute delight to be invited back, especially to deliver the world premiere of my book Kosher Lust.

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Shuls prepare for same-sex marriages

By Simon Rocker, February 21, 2014

The location of the first same-sex Jewish marriage is still to be revealed five weeks before new legislation permitting gay or lesbian couples to wed comes into force.

Religious groups can apply from March 13 to hold same-sex marriages on their premises, with the first ceremonies in theory able to take place after midnight Saturday March 29.

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Who needs Valentine's Day when you've got a Jewish mother

By Abigail Radnor, February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day is nothing short of a mishegas for shmereldiks (excuse me while I sell that one to Hallmark and make my millions). I don’t really know anyone who enjoys this marketing ploy of a Yom Tov, even those in smugly contented relationships.

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Beth Alexander uncertain when she will next see sons

By Charlotte Oliver, February 5, 2014

A British mother who last month lost her battle for custody of her four-year-old twin sons does not know when she will next see her children, after the family centre that arranges her visits said it will no longer do so.

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