The Mother Who Trumped Israel's Draconian Orthodox Conversion Process

The Chief Rabbinate generally refuses to convert adopted children to Judaism unless they attend a religious school. What are secular parents to do?

When Hagit Bartov sat before the three rabbinical court judges hearing her case, she had already decided that, if the court persisted in demanding that she send her son to a religious preschool as a prerequisite for completing his conversion, she would refuse.