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The 'Lebanese Groom' arrives in Israel

After discovering his Jewish heritage and converting, Eliya Hawila arrives in Israel for the first time - on his Lebanese passport.

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High school students marry off new immigrant couple

Against all odds and across distant borders, students at the Neveh Channah high school raise funds, organize wedding for new immigrants.

High school students marry off new immigrant couple

Converts threaten to demonstrate against Chief Rabbinate

Converts to Judaism write to Chief Rabbi Lau after he refuses to sign conversion certificates in fight against government conversion reform.

Converts threaten to demonstrate against Chief Rabbinate

'Lebanese Arab who got married posing as Jew is actually Jewish'

Brooklyn rabbi who researched ancestry of Eliya Haliwa,

'Lebanese Arab who got married posing as Jew is actually Jewish'

Fleeing Hebron, Palestinian Arab siblings look to convert to Judaism

Threats, abuse, and honor killings: How a Palestinian Arab teen and her brother ended up in Israel, with plans to convert and join the IDF

Fleeing Hebron, Palestinian siblings look to convert to Judaism

Three generations convert to Judaism together on the same day

Mother, daughter, and granddaughter living in Israel convert to Judaism together at private Orthodox rabbinic court.

Three generations convert to Judaism together on the same day

When Muslims leave the faith

Western-based ex-Muslims have developed an impressive reach into Muslim communities with books, radio, television and social media. Op-ed

When Muslims leave the faith

Palestinian Arab who converted to Judaism released from prison

Samah Zaytun, who underwent conversion in Israel and changed his name to David Ben Avraham, released from Hevron prison after 58 days.

Palestinian Arab who converted to Judaism released from prison

Liberman: Rabbinate is persecuting converts to Judaism

Yisrael Beytenu leader slams Be'er Sheva rabbinic court's decision to annul 10-year-old IDF conversion to Judaism.

Liberman: Rabbinate is persecuting converts to Judaism

Where are all the human rights organizations?

Prominent Israeli rabbis call for public outcry after Palestinian Authority resident who converted to Judaism is arrested, tortured, by PA.

Where are all the human rights organizations?

What does the non-Jew do when there are roadblocks?

Many non-Jews are seeking to convert to Judaism, but have difficulties with the conversion process.

What does the non-Jew do when there are roadblocks?

Students arrange wedding for new immigrant converts

In short time, students from Bnei Akiva Neriah manage to raise money, band, and even ice cream: 'Most exciting wedding I ever saw.'

Students arrange wedding for new immigrant converts

Daughter of Nazis awarded for saving lives in Israel

EMS volunteer Tina Berkovitz converted to Judaism, works in an Israeli ER - and is the daughter of Nazis.

Daughter of Nazis awarded for saving lives in Israel

Convert to Judaism or be a Noahide?

Interview with the head of Machon Shilo, Rabbi David Bar-Hayim.

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Rabbinate rejects conversions by leading US rabbi

Rabbinical Council of America fuming after Israeli Rabbinate rejects four conversions by leading American rabbinic authority.

Rabbinate rejects conversions by leading American Orthodox rabbi

One Jew in a Million

Brazilian convert describes his journey to Judaism, his friends’ reactions, and his experience as the only Jew in a city of one million.

One Jew in a Million

Rabbi Druckman's Conversions Upheld

The Supreme Court has ruled that state will accept all conversions by Rabbi Haim Druckman and the special conversion courts in Israel

Rabbi Druckman's Conversions Upheld

Coalition Threats On Conversion

Rabbi Amar thinks religious parties should say: pass the conversion law or we leave the government.

Chief Sephardic Rabbi: Bolt Coalition if Conversion Law Fails

60 Converts are Missionaries

The Chief Rabbinate has been given a list of more than 60 still-active missionaries who recently converted to Judaism.

Rabbinate Confronted With 60 Missionary Converts