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Unintended consequences of the Conversion Authority changes

Why Matan Kahana's proposals for changing Conversion Authority will severely rupture Israel's relations with World Jewry. Opinion.

Unintended consequences of the Conversion Authority changes

Proposal would strip Chief Rabbinate of control over conversion

Why the plan for new conversion authority has haredi, religious-Zionist, Reform, and Conservative leaders up in arms.

Proposal would strip Chief Rabbinate of control over conversion

Conversion: 'An Orphan with a Large Family'

Author Ashirah Yosefah concludes the dramatic story of her conversion with a surprising revelation about her own family's history.

Conversion: 'Like Being an Orphan with a Large Family'

Surviving Terrorism - to Become a Jew

Despite surviving a terror attack, and attempts to put her off converting, Ashirah Yosefah explains how she finally made it to the mikvah.

Surviving Terrorism - to Become a Jew

Conversion Auth. Visits Bnei Menashe Immigrants

660 members of the Indian Bnei Menashe tribe immigrated to Israel in 2014, where they will undergo conversion by Israel's Chief Rabbinate.

Conversion Authority Visits with Bnei Menashe Immigrantsplayer

Dep. Min of Religion on The 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.

What's the Solution to Israel's Conversion Controversy?

More Than 4,000 Converts to Judaism in 2011

More than 4,000 Gentiles converted to Judaism in Israel last year, according to government statistics.

More Than 4,000 Israeli Converts to Judaism in 2011