Marriage, Unions and Partnerships
Country: Marriage in Israel, Ghost Marriage, Marriage in South Korea, Mar Thoma Weddings by Source Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Marriage in Israel, Ghost marriage, Marriage in South Korea, Mar Thoma weddings, Polyandry in Tibet, Persian marriage, Australian Aboriginal kinship, Article 809 of the Korean Civil Code, Bengali wedding, Bengali Hindu wedding, Courtship, marriage, and divorce in Cambodia, Polterabend, Punjab plume controversy, Shim-pua marriage, Registry of Marriages. Excerpt: Marriages in Israel can only be performed under the auspices of the religious community to which couples belong. Matrimonial law is based on the Millet or confessional community system employed in the Ottoman Empire, which was not modified during the British Mandate and remains in force in the State of Israel. There are nine officially recognised Christian communities, and Jewish, Muslim and Druze communities. Marriages in each community are under the jurisdiction of their own religious authorities. The religious authority for Jewish marriages performed in Israel is the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Rabbinical courts. There is no provision for interfaith marriages, same-sex marriages or civil marriage in Israel. The Israeli Interior Ministry registers marriages on presentation of proper documentation. Registration does not in itself validate a marriage, and lack of registration does not invalidate one. However, civil, interfaith and same-sex marriages entered into abroad are recognised by the state. However, it is illegal under Penal Law Amendment (Bigamy) Law, 5719-1959 to marry in Israel while already married. This applies to members of each confessional community, including the Jewish and Muslim. However, polygyny is still practiced in the Bedouin community, where about 25% of men are believed to have more than one wife. The minimum marriage age in Israel is 18 for males and 17 for females. Under the Ottoman Empire all matters of a religious nature and...