As a result, the application of Jewish law on personal status in Israel is limited to Orthodox Jewish law. In addition, only Orthodox Jewish rabbis have the right to perform marriage ceremonies, a controversial topic in parts of world Judaism, including the United States.  The importance of the status quo letter is more symbolic than substantial. Even in the areas it addresses, the letter proposes only very general principles and many other contentious issues are not even mentioned. In practice, the status quo created at the birth of Israel is a chaotic patchwork of agreements concerning religious and state affairs. Some points are more detailed, both nationally and locally. These include Shabbat as a day of rest; the right of every Jew to emigrate to Israel; The definition of who is Jewish; the jurisdiction of the rabbinical courts and the procedure they follow; and the various religious services currently provided by religious councils, including rabbinical officials, cover-and-seek supervision and funerals. However, statistical data published on the Ministry of Justice`s website show that, as of September 22, 2010, when the law came into force, until January 5, 2015, only 112 couples were actually registered in the register of spouse contracts; eight of them were “erased” from the register during this period. In 2014, only 15 applications for registration were received, of which 13 were registered and two were “removed” from the registry.
 On March 15, 2010, the Knesset passed the Law on Spouse Agreements for Persons Without Religion, which authorizes the registration of sp upon spouse contracts and the appointment of a registrar for sp upon-law contracts.  The Registrar may register the spouse`s contracts freely entered by Israeli residents 18 years of age or older registered in the population register, as not part of a religion and not registered as parents and as married under Israeli or foreign registers.  The separation of spouses known to the public as married may be achieved through the signing of a separation agreement. With or without such an agreement, the law that applies to issues such as custody of children and custody of children is similar to that applicable to married couples. There are differences in the scope of a common presumption of ownership. For married couples, the presumption applies to all property acquired during the marriage; for living spouses, the presumption applies, in the absence of evidence of complicity, only to property that has been used by the spouses in their daily lives.