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Religious Affairs Min. to pass Conversion Law as gov't decision

Conversion plan to be approved by government in coming weeks, implemented before Knesset vote.

Religious Affairs Min. to pass Conversion Law as gov't decision

Finance Minister Liberman: We'll oppose all attempts to add haredi parties to government

Finance Minister insists on passing conversion reform, haredi draft law, before haredi parties can be allowed to join coalition.

Liberman: We'll oppose any attempt to allow haredim to join govt

To convert or not to convert to Judaism

It's a tough tug of war between competing standards of conversion, but passing a conversion law that is not widely accepted is useless.

To convert or not to convert to Judaism

Who knew about the Exodus besides the Egyptians and the Jews?

Yitro heard and acted on what he heard. What about the rest?.

Who knew about the Exodus besides the Egyptians and the Jews?

Blue and White MK on Conversion Law: 'They're our brothers'

Arutz Sheva asked Blue & White MK Tehila Friedman on her opinion regarding Supreme Court ruling on Conversion Law.

Blue and White MK on Conversion Law: 'They're our brothers'player

'Only the rabbinate is up for grabs?'

Ex-Chief Rabbi Lau and son, the current chief rabbi, slam attempts to weaken Chief Rabbinate, at conference against conversion reforms.

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Rabbi Druckman: Conversion Law is good

Rabbi Haim Druckman says Moshe Nissim's Conversion Law outline would solve issue of illegitimate conversions, should not be opposed.

Rabbi Druckman: Conversion Law is good

On agenda: Nationality, Overrule Clause, draft, conversion

Knesset enters challenging summer session of controversial legislation. Festive atmosphere expected for US embassy transfer in two weeks.

On agenda: Nationality, Overrule Clause, draft, conversion

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.

Will new Conversion Law bar non-Orthodox conversions?

'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.'

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

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.

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

'Rift with US Jewry? Fake news!'

Chief Rabbi of Israel slams accusations that Rabbinate is responsible for break in ties with US Jewry.

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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.

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

'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.

'Cancellation of Kotel plan a missed opportunity'

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.

Netanyahu freezes Conversion Law for six months

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.

Haredi leaders storm out of meeting with PM

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.

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

'Western Wall issue should be resolved through dialogue'

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks opposes Conversion Law, says Western Wall issue should be resolved through compromise.

'Western Wall issue should be resolved through dialogue'

'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.'

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

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'.

Bennett: American Jews are our brothers

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.

Jewish Federation CEO: The gap is growing

Conversion Law approved by ministerial committee

Immigrant Absorption Minister to file appeal against bill to ban private conversions to Judaism.

Conversion Law approved by ministerial committee

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.

Rabbinical Courts chief against conversion law

Conversion Controversy: A Demographic Time Bomb?

Will the recent government decision to annul Rabbinate trigger rampant intermarriage?

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Rabbi: Intermarriage to Grow As Law Repealed

The government on Sunday canceled the conversion reform law Sunday - to the dismay of Rabbi David Stav of the Tzohar organization.

Rabbi: Repeal of Conversion Law Will Encourage Intermarriage

Shas 'Religious Reforms' on Cusp of Approval

Conversion law may be overturned and Religious Affairs Ministry to take control of rabbinical courts, should Shas reforms pass.

Will Shas Turn Back the Clock on Rabbinate Reforms?

Rabbi Riskin: Women's Rights, Conversion in Govt.

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.

Rabbi Riskin Concerned over Haredi Control of Religious Affairs

R. Riskin 'Shocked' by Smotrich's Snipe at R. Stav

MK Bezalel Smotrich trades barbs with Rabbis Stav, Riskin, tells them 'not to preach' to Jewish Home over repealing of Conversion Law.

Controversy in Jewish Home as Barbs Traded over Conversion Law

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.

UTJ Reportedly in Final Stages of Coalition Deal

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.

Rabbi Melamed: Jewish Home Does Listen to Rabbis

Conversion Law: Return of the Druckman Compromise

Knesset expected to ratify less extreme version of bill Sunday that doesn't recognize reform conversion.

Conversion Law: Return of the 'Druckman Compromise'

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.

Knesset Vote Set on Controversial Conversion Bill

Chief Rabbis to PM: New Bill Converts Won'tBe Jews

Chief Rabbis won't give recognition for conversions under new bill that removes their supervision, after world rabbis say the same.

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

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.

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

MKs Sizzling as PM Appears to Move Toward Hareidim

'Bibi trembles from the hareidim and has succumbed to them,' charges Tzipi Livni after Netanyahu dumps her Conversion Bill.

MKs Sizzling as PM Appears to Move Toward Hareidim, Elections

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?

Report: Netanyahu Nixes Conversion Bill

UK Rabbis Warn Israel 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.

World Rabbis Warn Israeli Converts Won't Be Recognized

Rabbis: Conversion Law could Split Coalition

Senior Zionist rabbis convene to discuss the 'war' being waged 'against the state's Jewish character.'

Rabbis: Conversion Law could Split Coalition

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 Zionism

MK Stern Explains Views, Fights Fire with Fire