I agree w/the fear, but why not welcome converts instead? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 04.09.09 | 12:01 (IDT)

    Or is the truth that converts are not really accepted by any Jews except Reform? That has certainly been my experience. I worked hard for Israel, and as time went on I realized that every single natural born Jew I meet thinks it is his or her duty to dissaude me from Judaism. It is pathetic, especially when I am more observant than 90% of Israelis. I'm just not welcome there, that's all, because of the blood pouring through my veins and because I might be a "undercover Christian". No, skip this foolish nonsense which only makes Israel look silly. And accept converted Jews. The stranglehold the rabbinate has on this issue is and will be the downfall of Israel unless it is changed.

    from the article: Not all Jews appreciate Israel's new anti-assimilation campaign
    First published 03:09 04.09.09 | Last updated 07:40 04.09.09
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