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The Amended Conversion Law: Problems and Pitfalls

Understanding what is wrong with even the now-amended law, just passed in the Knesset.Rabbi Berel Wein, 11/4/2014, 4:38 AM

Government Approves Conversion Compromise

All of the ministers except Jewish Home's Uri Ariel voted in favor of allowing local rabbinical conversion courts.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 11/2/2014, 4:44 PM

Minister Requests Additional Funding to Help Converts

Housing Minister Uri Ariel requests additional budget of NIS 45 million, including funds to help converts prove their Jewishness.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 11/2/2014, 1:37 PM

Conversion Law: Return of the 'Druckman Compromise'

Knesset expected to ratify less extreme version of bill Sunday that doesn't recognize reform conversion.Gil Ronen, Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 10/30/2014, 4:35 PM

Exposed: Leftist Pact With Arab MKs for Conversion Bill Votes

Hatnua and Yesh Atid support appeal against Arab MK Zoabi's Knesset ban in return for Arab vote for controversial Conversion Bill.Orli Harari and Ari Soffer, 10/29/2014, 5:33 PM

Knesset Vote Set on Controversial Conversion Bill

Bill submitted for Monday vote, with rabbis warning it will prevent conversions being recognized in Israel and abroad.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 10/29/2014, 2:52 PM

Chief Rabbis Warn PM: Converts Under New Bill Won't Be Jews

Chief Rabbis won't give recognition for conversions under new bill that removes their supervision, after world rabbis say the same.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 10/28/2014, 4:03 PM

Conversion Bill Approved for Second, Third Readings

Constitutional Committee rejects appeal by religious parties to revise controversial bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2014, 2:06 PM

'Netanyahu Must Choose – Us or Livni'

MK Rabbi Ben Dahan says if Hatnua brings Conversion Bill to a vote, Jewish Home will have to leave coalition.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 10/22/2014, 1:22 PM

Chief Rabbi Praises PM's Conversion Decision

Netanyahu's move to shelve conversion liberalization wins him accolades from Chief Sephardic Rabbi.Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen, 10/22/2014, 11:08 AM

Chetboun Lauds PM's 'Brave' Decision on Conversion

Jewish Home MK says Netanyahu 'preferred the unity of the Jewish people to the unity of the coalition'.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 10/21/2014, 10:12 AM

Report: Netanyahu Planning Spring Elections

Speculations rampant that Netanyahu's shelving of Conversion Bill is meant to strengthen alliance with hareidim ahead of new elections.Ben Ariel, 10/21/2014, 5:15 AM

Report: Netanyahu Nixes Conversion Bill

Prime Minister torpedoes bill sponsored by Tzipi Livni's party following heavy pressure from hareidim. Will Livni leave the coalition?Benny Moshe, Gil Ronen, 10/20/2014, 9:48 PM

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.Rochel Sylvetsky, 10/7/2014, 9:57 PM

World Rabbis Warn Israeli Converts Won't Be Recognized

Chief Rabbi David Lau meets with rabbis in London, who tell him controversial new conversion bill threatens to split Jewish world.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 9/10/2014, 3:28 PM

Bennett Vows to Fight 'Anti-Jewish' Legislation

Netanyahu and Bennett agree that Conversion Bill will not pass against wishes of Jewish Home.Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen, 6/12/2014, 9:15 PM

Conversion Requires Acceptance of Mitzvahs

The format of conversion courts should be determined with the consent of the majority of rabbis, and via the Chief Rabbinate. A thorough exposition of the issue that is currently the subject of public, Knesset and media debate.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 3/30/2014, 6:53 PM

Conversion Bill could Divide the Nation, Warns Legislator

MK Motti Yogev pleads with bill's author, MK Elazar Stern, to rethink establishment of independent religious courts.Netanel Katz, 3/20/2014, 7:28 PM

Hareidi MK Accuses Reform Movement Leader of 'Extortion'

MK Moshe Gafni demands Reform Movement head Gilad Kariv be removed from stormy committee meeting for 'hutzpah'.Hezki Baruch, 3/19/2014, 5:19 PM

Coalition in Crisis over Conversion Bill

Jewish Home MKs say if bill presented by MK Stern is approved, they'll start voting against the Coalition, at least until next week.Gil Ronen, 3/18/2014, 12:16 PM

Hatnua Backed Controversial Bills in Exchange for Conversion Law

Livni’s party agreed to back three controversial bills in exchange for govt. support for its own contested legislation.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2014, 10:06 AM

Hareidi Uproar Over Conversion Bill is 'Cheap Politics'

Deputy minister says hareidi MKs ‘upset’ over bill they themselves approved, claims they are simply 'looking for a fight'.Maayana Miskin, 2/18/2014, 5:46 PM