Tag Archives: Conversion

“Judges say converts through non-Orthodox denominations in Israel must be considered Jews for citizenship purposes; chief rabbis fume”

JERUSALEM POST Court rules: Recognize Reform, Conservative conversions done in Israel for citizenship by Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jeremy Sharon March 1, 2021 An expanded nine justice panel of the High Court of Justice ruled on Monday to recognize conversions by … Continue reading

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“Non-Jews contemplating marriage to a Jew must be educated as to the beauty of Jewish tradition and why formal membership matters to the couple and to their future offspring”

JEWISH JOURNAL Why the aversion to conversion? by Roberta Rosenthal Kwall June 30. 2017 The discourse among Conservative, Reform and other progressive Jewish scholars and clergy has been dominated more than usual over the past few months by the theme … Continue reading

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From a brave convert to Judaism: “Stop looking down your nose at us. At least Ivanka and I can prove we are Jews. You cannot.”

TIMES OF ISRAEL The Outing of Ivanka by Diana Emuna Rubin January 22, 2017 Over the past few months, we have been introduced to the President’s family. Center stage is his daughter, Ivanka. She is beautiful, charming, educated and articulate. … Continue reading

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Kind of like ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ except about a porn star converting to Judaism

TIMES OF ISRAEL TV show to follow porn star’s Jewish conversion by Raoul Wootliff October 27, 2015 The former porn mega-star Jenna Jameson and her Israeli fiance are to be the subject of a new reality show, which will document … Continue reading

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If you marry a Jew, you’re one of us

JERUSALEM POST by Steven M. Cohen, Joy Levitt, JTA April 4, 2015 Unbeknownst to even keen observers of Jewish life, about half of those who identify as Jews but were not born Jewish never underwent formal rabbinic conversion. Millennia ago, … Continue reading

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Israel approves law to ease conversion to Judaism

YAHOO NEWS by AFP November 3, 2014 The Israeli cabinet approved a new law Sunday that would enable easier conversions to Judaism, a move advocates hope will encourage hundreds of thousands of “religionless” Israelis to become Jewish. The new law, … Continue reading

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