Chief Sephardi Rabbi: Conversion process to become more efficient

Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Amar said Monday that the conversion process will soon be more efficient and friendly although he did not say whether the amount of conversion would increase. In an appearance before the Knesset Internal Affairs and Environment Committee, Amar also said that the state of Israel failed in its absorption of Ethiopians. "I don't think there is a person in Israel that can honestly say he is innocent of the crime we committed when we did not do enough to embrace Ethiopian Jewry." Amar said that he was taking steps to train Ethiopian rabbis to serve their communities.