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  1/9/2013, Tevet 27, 5773

Yisrael Beiteinu Calls For Conversion Reform


The Yisrael Beiteinu called for a reform in the way conversions are handled in Israel. Party officials said that such reforms would help contribute to the Jewish people as a whole. The comments came following the Shas Party's new election commercial mocking Yisrael Beiteinu's bills to amend the way the State of Israel handles those wishing to convert to Judaism. The Shas ad was meant to warn against what they see as "quickie" conversions for the sake of marriage.