5,000th IDF Soldier to Convert to Judaism

The IDF remains a major impetus to conversion to Judaism, with the 5,000th conversion to take place soon.Maayana Miskin, 1/19/2011, 9:09 PM

Bill to Legalize All IDF Conversions

MKs Rotem and Ilatov propose a bill that would make all IDF conversions in past, present and future legal and non-annullable.Gil Ronen, 10/24/2010, 11:13 PM

Debate Rages Over IDF Conversions

Scandal as state representative terms IDF conversions invalid, MKs call to resolve issue immediately.Maayana Miskin, 9/12/2010, 9:06 PM

Chief Rabbi Amar's Letter to The New York Times

Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar has found a way to reach Jews who otherwise would not hear his sermons: though the pages of The New York Times.Hillel Fendel, 8/8/2010, 5:34 PM

The Real Road to Jewish Unity

Whatever one thinks of the Rotem Conversion Bill, it raises an important, if uncomfortable, question: Is exporting American Jewish chaos to Israel really a road to Jewish unity?Rabbi Avi Shafran , 7/27/2010, 12:37 PM

Discussion on Conversion Bill Postponed

Compromise reached on conversion bill issue and discussion will be postponed for six months.Elad Benari, 7/23/2010, 12:40 AM

Netanyahu Digs in on Conversion Law

Prime Minister threatens split in Jewish People if conversion law is passed; Chief Rabbi threatens split if it is not.Hillel Fendel, 7/19/2010, 11:00 AM

Chief Sephardic Rabbi: Bolt Coalition if Conversion Law Fails

Rabbi Amar thinks religious parties should say: pass the conversion law or we leave the government. Gil Ronen, 7/18/2010, 9:20 PM

New Bill: Conversion According to Jewish Law

Knesset Law Committee OKs first step of new conversion-to-Judaism law – stipulating for 1st time that conversions must be according to Jewish Law. Hillel Fendel, 7/12/2010, 6:11 PM

Rancorous Exchanges Mark Conversion Bill Debate

Proposal to allow municipal Chief Rabbis to head rabbinical conversion courts was the subject of a stormy Knesset Law Committee session on Monday.Hillel Fendel, 3/8/2010, 1:49 PM

Laws to Reform Marriage, Conversion

Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Our Home) seeks to ease marriage, conversion for Israel's non-Jewish citizens.Maayana Miskin, 3/5/2010, 1:09 PM

Blog Helps Reader Return to G-d

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The Rabbi Avi Weiss Issue:Defending the Chief Rabbinate

Rabbi Weiss may be qualified to attest to Jewish status, but one must also appreciate the justified apprehension of the Rabbinate regarding Open Orthodoxy’s fidelity to Orthodox norms and positions relating to more complex issues of halakhic lineage.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 1/7/2014, 10:00 PM