Converting to Conservative Judaism - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Darren
    • 22.05.07 | 22:58 (IDT)

    As a male who is converting to Conservative Judaism (and will therefore undergo study, circumcision, and immersion) and comes from a country with separation of church and state, I have to admit that I find the politics of conversion pretty baffling... In my humble opinion, leaving religious matters in Israel to be decided solely by Orthodox authorities is a short-sighted solution to the issues presented by Judaism in the 21st century. I think that a Sanhedrin, elected by members of all Jewish denominations both in Israel and the Diaspora, should be charged with making decisions regarding religious life as it relates to the State of Israel. This seems to me to be the only solution to ensure that every Jewish voice is heard on matters such as conversion and marriage and to realize the mitzvah of there being one law for the stranger and the citizen.

    from the article: Ruth would still be a Moabite
    First published 00:00 22.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 22.05.07
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