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  •  But that's not official (0+ / 0-)

    The Rabbinate only has the power to determine Jewish marriages.  Muslim authorities control Muslim marriages, various Christian authorities Christian marriages, Druze authorities Druze marriages, etc.  It's all a continuation/derivation of the Ottoman Millet system.

    •  umm . . . (1+ / 0-)
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      The Rabbinate only has the power to determine Jewish marriages.
      How is that not official?

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 09:32:44 AM PDT

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      •  Fine (0+ / 0-)
        How is that not official?
        It's official over Jews.  But it's not a sign of Judaism being the official religion, just of defining every religion in some official capacity.  There are signs of Judaism being the main religion, in terms of closures on holidays and such, but the rabbinate's powers don't make Judaism the official religion.
      •  An authority misused to ban Reform Jewish (0+ / 0-)

        weddings and also intermarriage.

        Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

        by Mokurai on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 09:53:10 AM PDT

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        •  Sounds like the authority (1+ / 0-)
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          is being used as intended.

          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 09:53:39 AM PDT

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