Conversion to Judaism

Changes to the Law of Return won't affect majority of US Jews - exclusive

99% of US olim are Jewish or are first-degree relatives of Jews. In contrast, about 70% of former USSR olim aren't considered Jewish.

13/12/2022

Netanyahu had no reason to give in to Maoz's demands - editorial

Netanyahu did not have to compromise his own beliefs and cave in to each of Maoz’s demands – in fact, he could have formed a stable coalition without him.

An Evangelical’s journey to Judaism, Israel – and love of soccer

Frankie McLean, who for decades has been known as Sarit Edri, recently shared her incredible and impressive journey to Judaism and Israel. Now she's returned to soccer.

By HOWARD BLAS
26/11/2022

The Zionist essence: Not political, not religious, just a path home

Zionism is a path toward home. Zionism has no political adherence. It is neither a calling for expansion nor a religious movement.

By YAEL ROZENMAN-ISMAEL
14/10/2022

Israel must be open home to all Jews, Lapid tells American Jewish leaders

Lapid on Wednesday afternoon met with representatives of 50 Jewish organizations from all denominations at the office of the United Jewish Appeal in New York.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF , RON KAMPEAS/JTA
22/09/2022

Who is a Jew? 70% of Jewish Israelis say patrilineal descent doesn't count

The poll is the IDI's biennial statistical report and serves as an in-depth look at the balance between religion and state that is so central to Israel and Israeli society.

Are too many Germans converting to Judaism? - analysis

In a DW column titled “Why the increasing number of converts is a problem for Judaism,” Avitall Gerstetter charged that too many people in Germany convert for the wrong reasons.

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
07/09/2022

Conversion in Israel: The tug of war between the state, rabbinate

How did conversion to Judaism get caught in up the midst of an Israeli political controversy over the Law of Return and identifying who is a Jew?

By RAPHAEL SHUCHAT
27/08/2022

The journey from Jewish convert to accomplished artist, scribe

Neriah Israel's journey from South Africa to Dimona

'Covenant': Creating a Jewish conversion spectrum - review

Turning some of Rabbi Soloveitchik’s ideas toward resolving the Jewish identity crisis

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