Israel's Next Religious Battle: 'Customer Friendly' Conversions to Judaism

The government wants to encourage more Israelis who aren’t officially recognized as Jews to convert, but will its new legislation actually achieve that? Some experts question its chances of success

Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
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Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz

Sometime before the end of this year, the Knesset will begin discussing a new bill designed to encourage more citizens of the state who are not officially recognized as Jewish to undergo conversions. If passed, it would be the first time Israel has ever introduced legislation governing the thorny issue of conversion – though it would not be the first time it has tried.

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