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Ultra-Orthodox Jews seen in the street of the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim on a rainy

Orthodox rabbis support conversion decision - comment

This move, we believe, will help foster in Israel a less coercive Orthodoxy and worldwide will embrace all of our people as part of Am Yisrael, with a shared past and shared future.

By AVI WEISS , MARC ANGEL
13/03/2021

Non-halachic conversion can undermine Jewish society in Israel - opinion

Multiple, non-halachic conversions will create a deep, irrevocable gap between the Jewish community of the State of Israel.

By JEFFREY WOOLF
04/03/2021

Conversion challenge must be solved by Knesset - opinion

Half a century of legal precedents left the HCJ with virtually no room for discretion.

Israel's conversion ruling: What it does and doesn’t do

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS: The ruling, as significant as it may be, does not solve the question that has dogged the country since its establishment: Who is a Jew?

04/03/2021

Flaw of Return: Why Israel should stop offering automatic citizenship

MIDDLE ISRAEL: The Law of Return has lost its historic rationale and should now be replaced with a naturalization process much like the rest of the world’s nations.

High Court of Justice prepares for hearing on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can form the

As Orthodox rabbis, we support the court's conversion ruling - opinion

The Supreme Court decision has the potential to bring us closer, allowing Jews from all streams to feel part of the destiny of Am Yisrael.

By AVI WEISS , MARC D. ANGEL
04/03/2021
A screen capture of the live stream feed from a hearing at the High Court of Justice

Jewish NGOs celebrate 'long overdue' Israeli conversion decision

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, said the decision "reflects the diversity and vibrancy of Jewish life in Israel and around the world.”

Court rules: Recognize Reform, Conservative conversions done in Israel for citizenship

High Court historic decision enrages the Chief Rabbinate and Orthodox political parties.

Rabbi Stephen Lerner, 80, brought over 1,800 students to practice Judaism

Lerner grew up in the Grand Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx and attended Columbia College starting at age 16.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
02/02/2021
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