Jewish Agency's Bid to Oversee Conversions Deemed 'Irrelevant' by Israel's Chief Rabbinate

Ultra-Orthodox media, lawmakers say conversions not conducted by Chief Rabbinate should be rejected.

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“A breach of Judaism’s ramparts” was the label given by the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) newspaper Yated Ne’eman to a Jewish Agency plan to establish an independent rabbinical court for the purpose of performing...