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Rabbi Haskel Lookstein

News and updates about Rabbi Haskel Lookstein

'New York Times has no place in our home'

Rabbi who oversaw Ivanka Trump's conversion to Judaism calls for boycott of The New York Times in protest of anti-Semitic cartoon.

'New York Times has no place in our home'

Ivanka's rabbi hits Trump over Charlottesville comments

Prominent Orthodox rabbi who converted president's daughter to Judaism criticizes Trump's response to Neo-Nazi rally and ramming attack.

Ivanka's rabbi hits Trump over Charlottesville comments

Ivanka's rabbi: I didn't permit them to fly on Shabbat

Rabbi who converted Ivanka Trump denies granting couple permission to fly on Shabbat, calls rumors 'fake news.'

Ivanka's rabbi: I didn't permit them to fly on Shabbat

Ivanka Trump's rabbi throws first pitch at Mets game

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein throws ceremonial first pitch at New York Mets game at Citi Field.

Ivanka Trump's rabbi throws first pitch at Mets game

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

Conversion controversy could tear Jews apart

Rabbi Lookstein, who oversaw conversion of Ivanka Trump, warns divisions over Orthodox conversion will harm Jewish people.

Not recognizing converts could tear Jewish people apart

Trump campaign finds new Rabbi

Local Rabbi Ari Wolf to deliver prayer at Republican National Convention in Cleveland, replacing Rabbi Haskel Lookstein.

Trump campaign finds new Rabbi

ADL condemns Rabbinical Court for convert ruling

Anti-Defamation League condemns Rabbinical Court decision not to recognize Rabbi Lookstein conversion; 'a slap in the face to Jews'.

ADL condemns Rabbinical Court for conversion ruling

Lookstein withdraws from Republican convention

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein withdraws from speaking at Republican National Convention, explains the matter became political.

'Ivanka's rabbi' withdraws from Republican convention

Ivanka's rabbi to speak at Republican convention

Speakers at Republican Convention include rabbi who converted Trump’s daughter to Judaism and pastor who said Sanders should embrace Jesus.

Ivanka Trump's rabbi among Republican convention speakers

Rabbinate: Lookstein conversions valid

Despite Wednesday's ruling by Supreme Rabbinical Court, Chief Rabbinate reaffirms its recognition of Rabbi Lookstein's conversions.

Israeli Rabbinate: We still recognize Lookstein conversions

Court rules against US Rabbi's private conversions

Israeli Rabbinic Court finalizes decision against private conversion performed by Ivanka Trump's rabbi.

Top religious court rules against US Rabbi Lookstein conversion

200 protest Rabbinate's rejection of Lookstein

MKs, former students protest Chief Rabbinate's decision to reject conversion performed by American Rabbi Lookstein.

200 protest Chief Rabbinate's rejection of Lookstein conversionplayer

Trump conversion row raises concerns among US Jews

Leading American Jewish organization expresses concern over Israel's religious court system following rejection of rabbi's conversions.

Israel's Trump conversion row raises concerns among US Jews

Prominent Rabbi meets with R' Lookstein

President and Founder of the influential Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, Rabbi David Stav, meets with R' Lookstein to pledge support.

Prominent Rabbi meets Rabbi Lookstein, pledges full support

'Stop treating Diaspora rabbis with contempt'

Natan Sharansky, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin join protest over Rabbinate's refusal to recognize conversions by Rabbi Haskel Lookstein.

Jerusalem protest: 'Stop treating Diaspora rabbis with contempt'

Top US Rabbi Says Obama Wrong to Attack Netanyahu

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein backs assessment of Charles Krauthammer, saying Obama's blaming Bibi for lack of peace is 'mindless.'

Top US Rabbi Says Obama Wrong to Attack Netanyahu

'AIPAC the Most Important Event in Jewish Life'

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun discusses the AIPAC conference and also shares a story about Yitzhak Herzog.

'AIPAC is the Most Important Event in American Jewish Life'player