In Blow to Rabbinate's Monopoly, Israel's Top Court Approves Private Conversions

In decision that chief rabbi blasts as 'outrageous,' court rules that contrary to current policy, immigrants converting via private Orthodox courts will also be eligible for Israeli citizenship under Law of Return.

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The High Court of Justice ruled on Thursday in favor of state recognition of private Orthodox conversions to Judaism and that those converted through this process should be eligible for Israeli citizenship...