ultra-orthadox should not have the power to decree who is Jewish - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Meeks
    • 26.04.11 | 21:27 (IDT)

    I am an American who volunteered for the IDF a while back. Before I served I had to lie about my mom. This is because my mom was converted by a conservative rabbi before she married my father. Does not matter that she worked hard, learned hebrew, had a bat mitzvah and still goes to services regularly. That was not good enough for them. The fact that so much power is in the hands of the intolerant ultra-Orthodox is an embarrassment to our faith and more importantly Israel in general. Maybe they should start serving in the army themselves before they tell me I am not good enough to do it.

    from the article: Activist Jews use Passover festival to protest ultra-Orthodox conversion stance
    First published 01:53 26.04.11 | Last updated 01:53 26.04.11
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