Yishai: It is not a question of the mother's Jewishness - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 15.02.11 | 17:51 (IST)

    that is the question here, although these same rabbis led by Amar would certainly want to check out her credentials and those of her parents. That is standard for them. But they will subject her to questioning, want to know her level of observance. In the picture she is seen wearing trousers. They will ask why her husband does not require her to dress within the laws of ultra orthodox (their standard) of tzniout. Her children, if sent to their schools, will be taunted about the status of their fathe, and their surname. How many times have I been questioned when i relate my surname to which a very usual question is: "don't you mean "Solomon"? These laws have become illogical and contradictory and I am sure that in many cases a large sum of money transferred to the right hands might make Mr. Dohlan kasher mahadrin.

    from the article: Modern Orthodox Canadian convert denied right to make aliyah by Israel's Sephardi chief rabbi
    First published 02:19 15.02.11 | Last updated 02:19 15.02.11
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