Chief Rabbis Yitzhak Yosef and David Lau called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reject Nissim’s recommendations.
Under the terms of the new law however, the head of the new conversion authority would be empowered to approve conversions without the input of the chief rabbi.
“I'm meeting with lots of people, and I need to hear from everyone, and you cant write a document in such a short amount of time.”
The conversion decision will be left to the ex-justice minister.
There are today two different definitions of Judaism applied within the State of Israel according to two governmental agencies, the Interior Ministry and the Chief Rabbinate.
The open letter addressed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discusses the North American Conservative movement's feelings of betrayal after the Western Wall and Conversion crises.
The haredi ministers make no pretense of their contempt for fellow Jews of the Conservative or Reform persuasions.
Member of Knesset Elazar Stern has accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of stalling through this committee and preferring to preserve his coalition rather than repair Diaspora relations.
It's time we stop telling Jews abroad that if they don't like the way we are handling matters of religion and state that they should come here and change things.
Ben-Dahan says law not aimed at Reform, Conservative conversions