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    • Moshe
    • 13.02.13 | 22:46 (IST)

    I am a convert. I am of spanish descent. I converted 20 years ago. I hear much of this issue and I have lived in Israel for a Year and still waiting on my citizenship. While this is a frustrating prospect I understand some of the safeguards the government takes. The fact is that in the States there are many groups who seek the status of being Jewish while not actually having intention of a Judaic life. I was converted through Chabad back when they were actually doing conversions and I did provide all of my paperwork. My question would be....why did he nont provide the paperwork I was required to provide? I think this is less about his race and more about the validity of his history. For my own case the rabbinute immediately recognized my conversion but it is the Mizrad Hapanim that is, to date, not recognizing it.

    from the article: Israel threatens to deport African American convert to Judaism
    First published 01:07 08.02.13 | Last updated 01:07 08.02.13
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