Keep the Israeli government out of Jewish conversions
It's a step in the right direction, but recent government efforts to reform Israel's conversion policies show the state still doesn't get it.
Two different stories about conversion to Judaism caught my eye in the past few days. One, which incurred some anger in my circles, related to the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s refusal to recognize a conversion performed by Rabbi Avi Weiss, a Modern Orthodox rabbi and prominent figure in American Judaism. The