The Rabbinate - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • One
    • 29.10.10 | 10:32 (IST)

    Already approves only Orthodox conversions. The bill won't change that - it would only grant more people the authority the perform such conversions. Maybe those who underwent other forms of conversions are registered as Jews by the State and are granted citizenship automatically, but as the article said - the Rabbinate, which is the official branch of government (by law) in charge of Jewish "personal status" (marriage, divorce, conversions in Israel) won't accept them. What people don't seem to figure out is that ALL CONVERSIONS IN ISRAEL (which are recognized by the state) ALWAYS HAVE BEEN ORTHODOX.

    from the article: Bill granting Rabbinate monopoly on conversions sparks fiery debate
    First published 02:43 29.10.10 | Last updated 02:43 29.10.10
Haaretz Headlines
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), July 27, 2015.

Jeff Merkley becomes 31st senator to back Iran deal

Oregon Democrat's support puts within reach 34 votes needed to uphold presidential veto of congressional resolution disapproving the agreement.

An evening of song and unity in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at The Bayit

Has U.S. Modern Orthodoxy reached its breaking point?

The most influential Jewish community in America is in deep crisis. Will the different streams of Modern Orthodoxy go their separate ways? A special report from New York.

Palestinians fight to free a Palestinian boy held by an Israeli soldier during clashes on August 28

Teacher seen at W. Bank rally faces calls for dismissal

Herzl Schubert allegedly seen on viral video showing Palestinian women scuffling with soldier.

A Jewish store in Berlin with a sign urging Germans not to shop there.

How a Jewish woman outwitted the Nazis

The memoir of the late Marie Jalowicz Simon recounts the remarkable tale of a Berlin native whose street smarts and charm kept her alive during World War II.