I find this most intreging. How many of our fellow bretheren can actually prove their Jewish roots? I would estimate probably 30-40% could trace back no further than 500 years. I know i tried tracing back my own ancestors and found great difficulty finding relevant information. If there are people willing to convert into Judaism, they should be welcomed amongst us.
Palestinian youths throw stones at security forces in Shoafat, E. Jerusalem; none injured (Haaretz)
from the article: Without the rabbinate, I'll convert to Judaism