For the sake of Heaven?

In every generation, we have an element of the Korah story. Divisiveness is justified by invoking the name of God and the inability to change any aspect of Torah.

June 14, 2018 17:56
4 minute read.
Pool of a medieval ‘mikve’ in Speyer, Germany, dating back to 1128

Pool of a medieval ‘mikve’ in Speyer, Germany, dating back to 1128. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)


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A young woman on the eve of her wedding went to immerse in a mikve (ritual bath) in Jerusalem this week. When she mentioned she was a bride, the mikve attendants quickly discovered that she was not getting married through the Rabbinate and refused to allow her in.

They did not listen to her story, of a woman with a Jewish father who underwent a non-Orthodox conversion in the US and made aliya. She tried to convert through the state conversion court but was rejected for the following reasons.


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