Allegedly doubting their Jewishness, rabbi won’t wed Ethiopians

Petah Tikva community members forced to get married in Tel Aviv; Chief Rabbinate promises to investigate claims
By Gavriel Fiske
The Times of Israel
September 7,2014

Illustrative photo of an Ethiopian Jewish couple seen posing for a wedding photographer next to the Old City Walls in Jerusalem. (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of an Ethiopian Jewish couple seen posing for a wedding photographer next to the Old City Walls in Jerusalem. (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)

 

The Sephardic chief rabbi of Petah Tikva has reportedly been refusing to sanction the marriages of Ethiopian Jews seeking to tie the knot in his city on the grounds that their Jewishness is in doubt.

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