Whereas the Rabbinical Assembly upholds the mitzvah of marriage with huppah and kiddushin;
Whereas the current climate established by the Orthodox religious authorities in Israel leads unfortunately to a large number of Israeli couples to seek alternatives to the mitzvah of huppah and kiddushin; and
Whereas the Rabbinical Assembly and the Masorti Movement have been promoting a marriage initiative that is modern, compassionate and halakhic which has been met with wide success in Israel.
Therefore be it resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly applaud the Masorti Movement for its efforts to promote use of its Religious Services Department for marriages in Israel that will be conducted in a contemporary and engaging traditional ceremony;
Be it further resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly call upon the government of Israel to grant license to rabbis of all branches of Judaism to officiate at weddings; and
Be it further resolved that the Rabbinical Assembly call upon all Jews to choose huppah and kiddushin.