So, conversion is based on these punctilious halachic guidelines and strict observance of the Orthodox rules, or it is not a genuine Jewish conversion and you are not a real Jew. However, if you have your Jewish mother's mitochondrial DNA, but never enter a synagogue, don't eat kosher, don't know how to daven, and don't have any interest in Jewish culture you are Jewish. On the other hand, if you are a sincere patrilineal, or reform / conserv. convert who attends synagogue, knows how to daven in Hebrew, and is a member of a Jewish community you are not Jewish. This is so screwed up as to be unbelievable.
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from the article: Reform rabbi: Israel's pluralism threatened by new conversion law