What's the Solution to Israel's Conversion Controversy?Dept. Minister of Religions, MK Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan, says there is only one way to diffuse the crisis threatening to split the Jewish world.
The RCA Works With the Israeli Rabbinate on ConversionThe Orthodox American rabbinic body upholds standards on conversion, as does the Israeli Chief Rabbinate
The War Against the Rabbinical Council of AmericaReaders outside America may not realize what is unfolding in the United States Jewish community - and they should, because the results will affect them.
The Rabbinate and Rabbi Weiss:Not Just a Power StruggleThe list of those that the Rabbanut will not rely upon is extensive. This list is blind to affiliation. It has lots of members with long beards and frocks. It is certainly not a list of “modern” rabbis.
Conversion: An Open Letter to Ronn TorossianBackground and perspective on the conversion issue: the non-recognition of a convert by the Israeli Rabbinate, Rabbi A Gordimer's halakhic critique of Open Orthodoxy, Ronn Torossian's questions to the Chief Rabbinate.
Rejoinder To Rabbi Avi Weiss:Retain Halakhic StandardsDefending Halakhic standards in Israel: A rejoinder to Rabbi Avi Weiss of Riverdale, who penned an article against the Israeli Chief Rabbinate's authority and called for Reform and Conservative conversions to be allowed in Israel.
Non-Orthodox Orthodoxy: Playing With FireHalakhic conversions, marriage and divorce are one of the most positive aspects of Israel's Rabbinate and change will destroy the Jewish people from within. An opinion opposed by Yair Lapid's party.
Mishpatim: Full Acceptance Before ConversionJust being a “good person” or serving in the Israeli army, noble as these accomplishments truly are, do not yet qualify for one to be easily converted.
More Than 4,000 Israeli Converts to Judaism in 2011More than 4,000 Gentiles converted to Judaism in Israel last year, according to government statistics.