While the State of Israel in 2022 may not yet be fully redeemed, these words do provide a certain sense of optimism and renewal.
“We wrote the letter not as an attack but as a policy disagreement and a concern about the law as written," said OU vice president Rabbi Moshe Hauer.
I sincerely hope and want that every Jew, wherever they may be in Israel or around the world will strongly identify with their nation-state," said Religious Affairs minister Matan Kahana.
This family has lived only as a Jewish family, including celebrating Shabbat and all Jewish festivals. The children have been raised Jewish. They want to make aliyah.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett listened attentively to the words of the representatives of the organizations and agreed to continue the dialogue on the various issues.
The “Who is a Jew” issue waxes and wanes as a communal priority; at the moment it appears to be waning.
The goal of the legislation is to make the conversion more accessible and welcoming.
Modifications to kashrut and conversion systems represent a key opportunity to address critical issues in Jewish practice that demand change.
Rabbi Michael Beals who supervised Armstrong’s conversion called the decision by Israel’s government “racist” as Armstrong is Black.
In a tweet, in Hebrew, the Board of Deputies said that it rejected Smotrich’s “disgusting ideology that promotes hatred.”