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State to Request a Half-Year Extension to Conversion Law

It was six months ago when Israel's High Court of Justice granted the state a six-month extension to legislate a new Conversion Law to...

INSPIRING: Kallah Lived on the Streets Before Conversion

The stories that trickle in to the Kupat Ha’Ir office might shock you: large families of children abandoned after car accidents, kallahs living on...

HaRav Shlomo Amar Asks National Religious Rabbis to Revoke Support of Conversion Bill

Cheif Rabbi of Jerusalem, Hagaon HaRav Shlomo Amar sent an urgent letter to Rabbinic leaders of the National Religious camp Rabbis Chaim Drukman and...

US Air Force Officer Denied Position as Chaplain Following Conversion to Orthodox Judaism

An Air Force officer and former evangelical Christian chaplain was discriminated against both when he converted to Orthodox Judaism and when his recent application...

Rabbi Rabinovich To Heads Of Bayit Yehudi: Approving Conversion Bill Would Be A Permanent...

Rabbi Nachum Rabinovich Shlita, the Av Beis Din of the Giyur K’halacha Beis Din, has come out against a draft of a bill that...

Chareidim Working To Disqualify Recognition Of Reform And Conservative Conversions

Chareidi lawmakers are working to legislate a bill that would disqualify the recognition by the state of Reform and Conservative conversions. The bill also...

Supreme Rabbinical Court Didn’t Recognize Rabbi Lookstein’s Conversions

At the end of the another hearing, which took place on Wednesday 7 Tammuz at the Supreme Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem, the outcome was...

Chief Rabbi Dovid Lau: Conversions Performed By Rabbi Lookstein Are Recognized

Chief Rabbi of Israel HaGaon HaRav Dovid Lau Shlita overruled a decision by the Petach Tikvah Rabbanut, explaining the Chief Rabbinate of Israel accepts...

PHOTOS: Kiev: 24 Aliyah Eligibles Completed The First Stage Of Conversion Preparation Course

In a ceremony held last weekend in Kiev, participants of the 'Triguboff Institute' 'Maslul' project marked the completion of the first phase of their...

Reactions On The Rabbinical Court Denial Of Rabbi Lookstein’s Conversions

The Petach Tikvah Rabbinate has rejected a conversion that was performed by Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, a leading modern Orthodox rabbi in New York City....

Adoption and Conversion of a Non-Jewish Child

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times It is a quandary that many non-observant Jewish families face: For one reason or another,...

Rabbi Yehuda Deri Defies High Court Ruling Regarding Reformed Conversions

Beersheva Chief Rabbi Yehuda Deri announced that mikvaos in his city are for Orthodox tevila only, stating he will not permit a Reform convert...

Hiddush Responds to the Supreme Court Decision Permitting Non-Orthodox Conversions

Hiddush head, Reformed Rabbi Uri Regev, called for “using stern measures and prosecuting the man who burned a prayer book at the Kotel.” According...

Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Responds to High Court Ruling Permitting Reform And Conservative...

The following statement was released by a spokesman for the Chief Rabbinate of Israel in the name of Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita....

Israel’s Supreme Court Approves Reform And Conservative Conversions R’L

Israel’s Supreme Court on Thursday, 2 Adar I, ruled in favor of approving non-Orthodox conversions. The court ruled that a Reform or Conservative Jew...

Tzohar Rabbinical Organization Commends Government Passage of Conversion Bill

The Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, which has been a major force in the effort to reform the halachic conversion process in Israel, described the passage...

Lieberman: Draft Conversion Law Approved by Chief Rabbi

Speaking to Israel Radio on Monday morning 3 Shevat 5773, Yisrael Beitenu leader Avigdor Lieberman expressed his outrage over the Shas election infomercial in...

IDF Chief Rabbi Defends Military Conversions

IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General Rafi Peretz defends IDF conversions to yiddishkheit, explaining the historic p’sak halacha by Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita gives...