Will new Conversion Law bar non-Orthodox conversions?

Report claims new Conversion Law won't recognize Reform conversions - but also claims an alternative draft was already submitted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2018, 1:25 PM

'Deri is a criminal, has no right to slander religious Zionists'

Head of Tzohar Rabbinical Organization responds to Deri's comments blasting certain religious Zionist leaders as 'borderline Reform.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/22/2017, 12:15 PM

No change in U.S. Jewish donations to Israeli charities

Online donations platform finds Western Wall and conversion row has had no effect on donations to Israeli charities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/17/2017, 3:05 AM

The Jewish people need marketing, not exclusion

A non-Orthodox Zionist Jew's take on the burning issues or religion and state. The key difference, according to the writer, between Judaism and other religions, has to do with marketing.Dr. Avi Perry, 7/11/2017, 2:25 PM

'Rift with US Jewry? Fake news!'

Chief Rabbi of Israel slams accusations that Rabbinate is responsible for break in ties with US Jewry.Yoni Kempinski, 7/9/2017, 1:52 PM

US Rabbis laud 'upholding sanctity' of Wall, conversion limits

Rabbinical Alliance lauds 'upholding the sanctity of the Western Wall area.' Coalition for Jewish Values blasts Reform for discord.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2017, 6:15 AM

'Cancellation of Kotel plan a missed opportunity'

President Rivlin says Western Wall outline was formulated with the consultation and responsibility of the great rabbis of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2017, 12:04 AM

Netanyahu freezes Conversion Law for six months

Prime Minister says implementation of Conversion Bill will be frozen until a team appointed by him formulates recommendations.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 6/30/2017, 8:32 PM

Haredi leaders storm out of meeting with PM

Minister Aryeh Deri and MK Moshe Gafni walk out of coalition meeting when told by PM that he seeks compromise on conversion law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2017, 11:52 AM

Knesset Speaker: I won't pray in a 'mixed' prayer section

'I personally wouldn't pray in an egalitarian area,' he said, but expressed criticism for the Conversion Law.Michal Levy, 6/29/2017, 2:01 PM

'Western Wall issue should be resolved through dialogue'

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks opposes Conversion Law, says Western Wall issue should be resolved through compromise.Uzi Baruch, London, 6/29/2017, 1:10 AM

'Gender separation at the Kotel has existed since Temple times'

Rabbi of Kiryat Ono: 'The Kotel cannot be the scene of a battle to advance feminist ideology or recognition of the Reform Movement.'Benny Tocker, 6/28/2017, 4:37 PM

Conversion in the Jewish State

There can be no privatization of conversion in the Jewish State.  Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 6/27/2017, 2:19 PM

Bennett: American Jews are our brothers

Israel's relationship with American Jews is in trouble, says Education Minister: 'They feel like they've been slapped in the face'.David Rosenberg, 6/27/2017, 11:08 AM

Jewish Federation CEO: The gap is growing

Arik Goldstein, Jewish Federation of New York Executive Director, responds to government decision to freeze Western Wall plan.Mordechai Sones, 6/26/2017, 5:03 PM

Conversion Law approved by ministerial committee

Immigrant Absorption Minister to file appeal against bill to ban private conversions to Judaism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2017, 6:01 PM

Rabbinical Courts chief against conversion law

Chief Rabbi blasts attempts to revive Jewish practice of polygamy, says his father's words have been quoted selectively.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2017, 5:15 PM

Conversion Controversy: A Demographic Time Bomb?

Will the recent government decision to annul Rabbinate trigger rampant intermarriage?Eliran Aharon, 7/6/2015, 4:35 PM

Rabbi: Repeal of Conversion Law Will Encourage Intermarriage

The government on Sunday canceled the conversion reform law Sunday - to the dismay of Rabbi David Stav of the Tzohar organization.Moshe Cohen, 7/5/2015, 6:43 PM

Will Shas Turn Back the Clock on Rabbinate Reforms?

Conversion law may be overturned and Religious Affairs Ministry to take control of rabbinical courts, should Shas reforms pass.Cynthia Blank, 7/5/2015, 10:26 AM

Rabbi Riskin Concerned over Haredi Control of Religious Affairs

Efrat's chief rabbi tells Jewish Home to press for 'reform,' both in divorce rights for women in religious courts and in the conversion law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2015, 3:46 PM

Controversy in Jewish Home as Barbs Traded over Conversion Law

MK Bezalel Smotrich trades barbs with Rabbis Stav, Riskin, tells them 'not to preach' to Jewish Home over repealing of Conversion Law.Gil Ronen, 4/15/2015, 10:05 AM

UTJ Reportedly in Final Stages of Coalition Deal

All that's left is phrasing final agreement according to report, with deal to include cancellation of Enlistment Law's criminal sanctions.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 4/13/2015, 9:49 AM

Rabbi Melamed: Jewish Home Does Listen to Rabbis

Rabbi Zalman Melamed says all issues between Jewish Home and senior rabbis in Religious Zionist community have been resolved.Yaakov Levi, 2/19/2015, 2:05 PM

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

On Conversion to Judaism

The compromise Conversion Law is to be on the Cabinet's agenda tomorrow. The article below lists crucial principles for Orthodox conversion. Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 11/1/2014, 8:51 PM

The Conversion Law and the 'Decisor's Proposal'

Proclamation by the hundreds of young Orthodox Israeli rabbis of "The Way of Faith" movement.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 10/30/2014, 11:02 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

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

Vote on Conversion Bill Set for 1:00 P.M.

MK Ruth Calderon said freeze on Conversion Law is like giving a divorce decree to world Jewry. But that is only part of the story.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 10/27/2014, 12:04 PM

MKs Sizzling as PM Appears to Move Toward Hareidim, Elections

'Bibi trembles from the hareidim and has succumbed to them,' charges Tzipi Livni after Netanyahu dumps her Conversion Bill.Tova Dvorin, 10/21/2014, 11:35 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

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

Rabbis: Conversion Law could Split Coalition

Senior Zionist rabbis convene to discuss the 'war' being waged 'against the state's Jewish character.'Gil Ronen, 3/13/2014, 9:33 PM

MK Stern Explains Views, Fights Fire with Fire

In an interview with Arutz 7, MK Eliezer Stern discusses the Conversion law, hesder yeshivas, and Religious ZionismTova Dvorin, 11/8/2013, 9:44 AM