Conversions

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Committee set up to determine criteria for recognition of rabbis

Committee set up to determine criteria for recognition of rabbis

One of rabbis who rejected Rabbi Haskel Lookstein's conversions in July joins committee to determine standards for recognition of rabbis.Gary Willig, 14/12/2016 21:08
'Stop discriminating against Ethiopians, converts'

'Stop discriminating against Ethiopians, converts'

ITIM chairman accuses Ministry of Religion of systematic discrimination against Ethipions, converts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/02/2016 02:46
Sources: Chief Rabbinate to Again Oversee Converts

Sources: Chief Rabbinate to Again Oversee Converts

Haredi party sources said Sunday that they had reached an agreement with the Likud on rolling back recently approved rules on conversion.Moshe Cohen, 06/04/2015 07:30
Rabbi Riskin: Hareidim Are the Biggest 'Reformers'

Rabbi Riskin: Hareidim Are the Biggest 'Reformers'

Efrat Rabbi slams conversion law critics, accuses them of pushing people away instead of following commandment to love converts.Ido Ben-Porat, 04/11/2014 15:23
Rabbi Surprises Knesset with Temple Mount Call

Rabbi Surprises Knesset with Temple Mount Call

Chief Rabbi of Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu calls for Jews to be more protected on the Temple Mount, safeguarding of conversion process.Hillel Fendel, 15/08/2014 09:09
Rabbis: Conversion Law could Split Coalition

Rabbis: Conversion Law could Split Coalition

Senior Zionist rabbis convene to discuss the 'war' being waged 'against the state's Jewish character.'Gil Ronen, 13/03/2014 21:33
Report: Al Qaeda Forces Syrian Druze to Convert

Report: Al Qaeda Forces Syrian Druze to Convert

Syrian branch of Islamist terror group reportedly has forced 14 Druze villages to Islam - or die.Tova Dvorin, 23/12/2013 22:13
German Convert from Tel Aviv Wins Master Chef

German Convert from Tel Aviv Wins Master Chef

Israel’s next Master Chef is a former German Christian who converted to Judaism. He shared his story.Maayana Miskin, 30/01/2013 09:54
Shas TV Ad Targets Lieberman, Russian Immigrants

Shas TV Ad Targets Lieberman, Russian Immigrants

A TV ad on behalf of Shas targets olim from Russia, suggesting some of them are non-Jews who did not convert properly.Elad Benari, 09/01/2013 02:15
Yishai Brings Back ‘Nationality’

Yishai Brings Back ‘Nationality’

Interior Minister says the word “Jewish” will return to Israeli IDs – but only for people who were recognized as such by 2002.Gil Ronen, 21/06/2011 08:45
Barak,Lieberman Strain Coalition

Barak,Lieberman Strain Coalition

Defense Minister demands cabinet vote affirming Israel wants a PA state. Israel Our Home wants a vote on military conversions.Gil Ronen, 27/12/2010 20:53