Shmuel Carmel, from left, Anat Ornik, Ellen Miller Kelly, Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig, Ilia Rabkin, Sahar Malka, Susan Rosenblum, and David Rosenblum at the Washington Hebrew Congregation. The couples holding the two signs will be married on March 26, 2019, in Washington. Photo courtesy of Washington Hebrew Congregation

(RNS) —  One spouse is not considered Jewish by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate. Another couple is gay. And the third couple wants a Reform Jewish wedding.

All three Israeli couples will be jointly wed this week at a Reform temple in Washington, D.C. in a protest against the ultra-Orthodox rabbinate that controls all Jewish weddings in Israel.

The so-called “Three Weddings and a Statement,” to be held at the Washington Hebrew Congregation on Tuesday (March 26), is

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