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PM to haredi MK: 'Drawback' that haredim aren't in government

'We won't always agree, but we're not trying to be contrarian to you,' PM Bennett tells MK Meir Porush.

PM to haredi MK: 'Drawback' that haredim aren't in government

Conversion Reform will not recognize Reform conversions

Minister Matan Kahana's draft legislation for conversion reform amended to ensure conversions will remain according to halakhic standards.

Conversion Reform will not recognize Reform conversions

Yisrael Beytenu to Kahana: 'Your conversion bill won't happen'

Yisrael Beytenu, Yesh Atid insist coalition agreements remove Chief Rabbinate entirely from authority over conversions.

Yisrael Beytenu to Kahana: 'Your conversion bill won't happen'

Kahana's outline for conversions revealed

Outline developed with senior Religious-Zionist rabbis, will enable tens of thousands of conversions of non-Jews of Jewish descent.

Kahana's outline for conversions revealed

The limits of alliance with Reform Jews

Alliance with Reform\Conservative Jews has limits, including not accepting conversions, marriages, and issues set out clearly in Halakha.

The limits of alliance with Reform Jews

The government's next target: Conversion services

Religious Affairs Min. turns his attention to eliminating Chief Rabbinate's authority over conversion process.

The government's next target: Conversion services

MK Kahana says Haredi inflexibility will drive Supreme Court to accept Reform conversions

"Once there is a ruling on a case, there will be no turning back."

MK Kahana: Haredi parties will cause Reform conversions

Haredi MKs push to recognize only Chief Rabbinate's conversions

Bill rejecting all conversions in Israel not performed by Chief Rabbinate is 'against Jewish law,' claims Rabbi Seth Farber.

Haredi MKs push to recognize only Chief Rabbinate's conversions

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.

Committee set up to determine criteria for recognition of rabbis

'Stop discriminating against Ethiopians, converts'

ITIM chairman accuses Ministry of Religion of systematic discrimination against Ethipions, converts.

'Stop discriminating against Ethiopians, converts or we'll sue'

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.

Sources: Chief Rabbinate to Again Oversee Conversion

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.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin: Hareidim Are the Biggest 'Reformers'

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.

Safed Chief Rabbi Surprises Knesset C'tee with Temple Mount Call

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

Report: Al Qaeda Forces Syrian Druze to Convert

Syrian branch of Islamist terror group reportedly has forced 14 Druze villages to Islam - or die.

Report: Al Qaeda Forces Syrian Druze to Renounce Faith

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.

German Convert from Tel Aviv Wins Master Chef

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.

Shas TV Ad Targets Lieberman, Russian Immigrants

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.

Yishai Bringing Back ‘Nationality’ Item in ID Cards

Barak,Lieberman Strain Coalition

Defense Minister demands cabinet vote affirming Israel wants a PA state. Israel Our Home wants a vote on military conversions.

Barak, Lieberman Straining Coalition