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    • Yonason Herschlag
    • 12.07.10 | 12:30 (IDT)

    Everyone has their own definition of what is Jewish. For the non-orthodox, it is a social club; all are welcome, no requirements. However when non-Jews are given Jewish identity papers, that is a stumbling block for Jews that can end up marrying these gentiles having thought they were Jewish. People need to know whether a person is halachically Jewish or not. People have a right to know. Diguising a non-Jew as Jewish is a crime of impersonation. It is deceit. Feel free to consider your "converts" Jewish in your hearts, but do not issue them Jewish identity papers - that's simply criminal.

    from the article: Conversions bill sets Netanyahu on collision course with U.S. Jews
    First published 02:38 12.07.10 | Last updated 02:38 12.07.10
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