Converts to Judaism Are Victims of Israel's Insulting and Cruel Rabbinate

New York's The Jewish Week reports on another case of an American convert whose Orthodox conversion is being rejected by Israel's religious authorities. As long as Israel's power-hungry Rabbinate demands and receives authority to accept or reject Orthodox conversions, there will be inevitable abuses and needless suffering.

The great nineteenth-century American novelist, Herman Melville, observed: “Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins?....Where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other?”