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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 16.03.11 | 20:59 (IST)

    So what, according to Amar and his club, is the halachic status of those Jews converted in the US or Canada by Orthodox rabbis who do not or did not a number of yrs ago, appear on their list of the approved ones? Can they be counted in a minyan? Buried in a Jewish cemetery? What if the convert is female? Would her children need to undergo conversion under a rabbinical court of the approved ones? Will the Orthodox day schools in the US accept the children born to such a couple? So according to this ruling you can be a Jew in the US but not in Israel unless you are reform or conservative then they have to recognise you as a Jew except when it comes to life cycle events in which case you can only participate in such events if the rabbi is not on the approved list. As for bribes for conversions that is hardly limited to the US and can be found in Israel as well, amount the most stringent of those who follow the Law to very jot and tittle.

    from the article: Israel's chief rabbi: Some Diaspora clergy allow conversions for cash
    First published 20:31 16.03.11 | Last updated 20:31 16.03.11
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