Melech Zilbershlag: This Internet Sensation Represents ‘The New Hassidic’ People

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Melech Zilbershlag, a 21-year-old ultra-Orthodox (Hassidic) Jew, is one of Israel’s hottest internet celebrities. In an intimate interview with Israel Today before Yom Kippur he revealed surprising opinions about alcohol, light drugs, matchmaking, gays, advertising, money and fame – and explains why he is worth every shekel paid to him by the new Israeli public […]

A Wedding in Israel Should be a Happy Occaision

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Journalist Cliff Savren argues that eliminating the Orthodox monopoly on marriage will benefit everyone, including same-sex couples. Yochai Werman and partner Yotam Hacohen hold a symbolic wedding at 2016 Jerusalem Pride The role of religion in the Jewish state was pushed to the margins in some ways when Israel was established. The Zionist movement was […]

Support for Same-Sex Marriage/Civil Unions – Record High of 79%!

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47% of Zionist Orthodox Israelis and 65% of voters for the Zionist Orthodox Jewish Home party support the establishment of same-sex marriage or civil unions in Israel. Support for the implementation of marriage or civil unions for same-sex couples in Israel: 79% of the Jewish Israeli public believes that same-sex couples should be permitted to […]

Evan Wolfson in Israel, Speaks for the LGBTQ Community: “We Want the Right to Declare Our Love”

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During his visit to Israel with A Wider Bridge, Freedom to Marry’s Evan Wolfson met with Israeli journalist Ayelet Shani to discuss gay marriage in Israel and in the United States. Their conversation was transcribed and published in Shani’s acclaimed Haaretz column, “Me in Conversation.” Evan Wolfson, 60, a lawyer and an activist, founder and […]

The Man Who Brought Gay Marriage to the United States Turns His Sights to Israel

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In June, A Wider Bridge brought Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, the campaign that won marriage in the United States, to Israel. As part of the media coverage for his arrival, Wolfson gave an interview to Israeli paper Maariv. Read the interesting article. Evan Wolfson in Israel, 2017. (Photo: Ariel Besor) […]

Gay Marriage Around the World

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The Guardian Nigeria reviews the current status of gay marriage around the world; In the Middle East, Israel leads in terms of respect for homosexual rights. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has softened her opposition to gay marriage, which is legal in about 20 countries around the world, 13 of which are in Europe. Gay Marriage […]

79% of Israelis Back Gay Marriage or Civil Unions

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New survey on eve of Tel Aviv Pride Parade also finds 65% of voters for religious-nationalist Jewish Home party support changes Survey findings published the day before Friday’s Tel Aviv’s Pride Parade showed that an all-time high of 79 percent of Israelis support same-sex marriage or civil unions. The poll commissioned by the Hiddush organization […]

A Wider Bridge Announces Evan Wolfson’s Visit to Israel

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A Wider Bridge, the North American LGBTQ organization supporting Israel and LGBTQ Israelis, is proud to sponsor the upcoming Israel visit of Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, the campaign that led the way to winning marriage in the United States. Since winding down Freedom to Marry following the success of the […]