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    • David
    • 24.05.06 | 10:02 (IDT)

    For all of our American cousins who are upset: this is as basic as the first mishna of masecte gittin and its associated sugyiot. Read them and learn. The principle is simple: Jews bringing a get from outside Israel had to make a declaration Jews in Israel did not. Why? Simple: most Jews outside Israel weren't conversant in the relevant laws. In fact, this might be viewed as lenient in that it allows rabbis to take a test in advance and be put on a list as opposed to having every get he sends investigated.

    from the article: Rabbinate no longer recognizes overseas conversions
    First published 00:00 23.05.06 | Last updated 00:00 23.05.06
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