After a number of rabbonim headed by Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch Shlita announced they have formed a beis din for giyur for those wishing to bypass the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, Rabbi Tzion Boaron Shlita, a member of the Chief Rabbinate Council, decided to level his attack against the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
Rav Boaron spoke with Kikar Shabbos News, explaining that today, Reform rabbis and female rabbis convert people who are already accepted by the Ministry of the Interior, registered as Jews, and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel remains silent. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel is not fighting this. It is not doing enough.
Rabbi Boaron calls on the Chief Rabbis of Israel to sit with the Chief Rabbinate Council to discuss the matter of giyur, warning the moment giyur conducted by a Reform-affiliated rabbi is recognized by the state, with the Interior Ministry recording such as person as being Jewish, it is very serious but “no one cares”.
Rabbi Boaron also blames the chareidi parties in Knesset for not raising this matter during the coalition negotiations. “No one cares. They are responsible for all of it. They don’t care and they did not mention it in coalition talks” concluded Rabbi Boaron.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)