Rav Druckman: I've Signed 50,000 Conversions

Prime Minister meets Rav Haim Druckman, who is ending his term as Head of Conversion Array.

Gil Ronen ,

Netanyahu, Rav Druckman
Netanyahu, Rav Druckman
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met Wednesday with Rav Haim Druckman, to thank him for the eight years in which he has headed the State Conversion Array, which handles conversions into Judaism (giyur).

The meeting between the Prime Minister and the rabbi, who is Head of the Bnei Akiva Yeshivas Center and Head of Or Etzion Hesder Yeshiva, was held in Netanyahu's bureau.

The Prime Minister thanked Rav Druckman for establishing the array. "You helped create the Array for the olim from the Commonwealth of Independent States, from Ethiopia, and for IDF soldiers as well," he said. "You stood fast in all the crises, in order to bring back the lost sons."

Rav Druckman stated that in the course of his term, he has signed about 50,000 conversion certificates.