How a Jew Named Mohammed Won His Quixotic Battle Against Israeli Rabbis

An Azerbaijani immigrant with a Jewish mother and Muslim father had to convince the rabbis that he was ‘Jewish enough’ to wed in Israel. It did not go well

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Not a whole lot of Jews immigrating to Israel are named Mohammed. So when this particular groom-to-be began the tedious process of registering to get married, the local rabbi naturally had some questions.