conversion

Religion state reforms will strengthen halacha – opinion Modifications to kashrut and conversion systems represent a key opportunity to address critical issues in Jewish practice that demand change by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander   | February 12, 2022  In ongoing discussions with senior figures in the diaspora rabbinate, I’ve been exposed to sincere concerns over the nature …

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A Warm Welcome into the Jewish People Each year, literally hundreds of Spanish speakers contact Rabbanit Renana Birnbaum, Director of Ohr Torah Stone’s conversion program for Spanish speakers in Israel. The program assists at least 50 families each year in fulfilling their dream of joining the Jewish People, Birnbaum relates. “Participants come from countries throughout …

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“Rabbi Riskin: The Torah Doesn’t Belong to Any One Denomination” Rabbi Shlomo Riskin became one of the Chief Rabbinate’s biggest nemeses in 5775. His alternative conversion court is a direct challenge to the religious establishment, and he’s willing to go to the High Court of Justice to defend it. by Yair Ettinger 15/09/2015 “I’m depressed,” answers …

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(OpEd published on NRG in honor of Shavuot – 5 June, 2014) “One Day I Found Out I Wasn’t a Jew” At the age of 27, in the course of registering for marriage at the Israeli rabbinate, Luisa discovered that she was not Jewish according to Jewish law. Now, after completing her conversion process, she …

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