Israel initially refused to accept the nine converts, whose remote Venezuela area suffers shortages of food and medicine.
Hundreds of non-citizens in the country ask to convert each year but are rejected, many for no good reason at all, advocates say. In the Knesset, though, some of their grievances are finally being addressed.
Officially, Israel's Law of Return recognizes all Jews of choice, regardless of their affiliation. But recent cases involving converts who immigrated begs the question: Is the law upheld in practice?
New agreement could have far-reaching implications for converts considering immigration to Israel who live outside established Jewish communities.
As condition for move, Venezuelans will have to undergo a second conversion.
One woman's story highlights the wonders of 'online conversions' but is a proper conversion really possible through a screen?
Despite evidence, Ministry of Interior claims applicants – suffering from shortages in food and medication – haven’t been engaged enough in Jewish life.
Israel's chief rabbis announce overhaul which will allow conversion done abroad to be accepted in Israel, confirming Ivanka Trump’s conversion is kosher.
In four cases, Rabbinate failed to explain rejected conversions approved by Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz, the head of the Beth Din of America and chief presiding rabbinical judge of the National Beth Din of the Rabbinical Council of America.
Parashat Ki Tetzei.