@ stuart's question on conversion - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • shiri
    • 07.07.06 | 04:49 (IDT)

    yes and no. yes, a jew remains halakhically jewish even after conversions. but not necessarily for aliyah: esther's grand-children would not be regarded as jews under the law of return. they would have to undergo a hashava laYahadut, and then the consideration of whether or not they would be eligible for aliyah would be up to the ministry of interior (50/50 outcome). they would have to explain how and why they feel a connection to the jewish people, a need to "return," and bring in papers about esther's burial etc. and their link to her. so no, a jewish grandmother who converted is not a free card for aliyah.

    from the article: S.Y. Agnon's relatives: The E. Jerusalem Nashashibis
    First published 00:00 06.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 06.07.06
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