No need to be Jewish to be Israeli... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Binyamin
    • 14.07.10 | 12:41 (IDT)

    "many converts who invested many years and large sums of money in converting, including some who made personal sacrifices for their choice to be Jewish, have either discovered that their conversion is not recognized " "Money" is never an element in a true Giur... True personal sacrifices on the other hand are... Being Jewish is taken very lightly in our day and age. One should not desire to be halachically Jewish just to feel more Israeli. Many people who seek to convert do so for the wrong reasons. Those who have a problem with religion should be happy there is a place called Israel where, all criticism aside, it *is* completely possible to live as a Jew without in fact being Jewish... I for one have never felt in any way limited by either the religious authorities or individual "ultra-orthodox" Jews in living however I want to live in Israel... What nonesense... Stop whining already. Y'all don't know how good you have it. Perhaps you should try living as a Dhimmi for a while...

    from the article: The conversion bill demystified
    First published 00:55 13.07.10 | Last updated 00:55 13.07.10
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