Israel's Chief Rabbinate Postpones Signing Conversion Treaty With U.S. Rabbis

The rabbinate was to accept all conversions by a group of American Orthodox rabbis after controversially questioning the piety of one of its members.

The Chief Rabbinate this week postponed signing an agreement with the Rabbinical Council of America that was meant to prevent crises like the one that recently erupted over its refusal to accept testimony from a leading American Orthodox rabbi, Avi Weiss.