In order to register for marriage, a person must bring two witnesses who know them to testify before rabbinate officials that he or she is unmarried.
This is a bureaucratic process and not one required by Jewish law, and therefore there is no obstacle in Jewish law to allow women giving such testimony.
Generally, Jewish law prevents women from giving legal testimony, although there are exceptions.
Additionally, the Chief Rabbinate itself has sanctioned the testimony of women as valid with regards to proving one’s marital status.
An official document of the Chief Rabbinate seen by the Post, and signed and approved by Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, states explicitly that “it is permitted to accept female testimony for the purposes of [proving] unmarried status in marriage registration departments of local rabbinates throughout the country, before a marriage registrar or proxy.”
The organization wrote to the Religious Services Ministry about the matter but received no response. The ministry subsequently told the Post that it was not aware of any local rabbinates that refuse to allow women to testify.