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    • 12.07.10 | 02:49 (IDT)

    As long as there are many ways to choose among conversion courts, the number of conversions will increase. This is necessary in today's Israel, where there are many non-Jewish (halkhically) citizens, mostly former Russians, who want to integrate into Israeli Jewish society but prevented from doing so by overzealous rabbis. For example, a family that does not follow orthodox lifestyle is not converted nowadays, even though the majority of Jewish Israelis are like that. Better to rely on more liberal orthodox rabbi who will agree to convert, because the mere living in Israel is an indication of sincere desire to join the Jewish people. I also fail to see the merit in the Conservative and Reform objection. Their situation will not be affected.

    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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