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Conversion to Judaism in Israel

Posted by Esther Klein on Tuesday, January 28, 2014,

Ministry touts rise in rates of conversion to Judaism

01/14/2014 23:17

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For first time, Israel to recognize Reform and Conservative rabbis

Posted by Esther Klein on Sunday, September 2, 2012,
For first time, Israel to recognize Reform and Conservative rabbis

 In an unprecedented move, Israel has announced that it is prepared to recognize Reform and Conservative community leaders a...

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The Double Edged Sword of the Israeli Conversion Bill

Posted by Esther on Thursday, May 12, 2011,

Even though this is old news, I think Jews By Choice need to know the events that happened in the last year in Israel.  Below this article is an update from the URJ.

Impact of proposed Israeli conversion law under debate


article created on: 2010-05-01T00:00:00

NEW YORK (JTA)—If Knesset member David Rotem has his way, Israel will enact a new law to make it easier for non-Jewish Israelis to convert to Judaism.

This will have the effect of better integrating tens of tho...

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Should Jews Proselytize? From Reform Judaism Magazine

Posted by Esther on Sunday, April 3, 2011,
Choosing Judaism: Judaism's Proselytizing Tradition
a conversation with Harold Schulweis

Rabbi Harold Schulweis, a spiritual leader of Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA, is author of Judaism: Embracing the Seeker (2010, KTAV Publishing House).

RJ: You have described Abraham as the first Jew-by-choice.

Yes. Because Abraham was not born Jewish, his Jewish identity was not formed by genealogical descent but by moral assent, not stamped by the pedigree of his birth but by t...

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Yet another article that speaks to the dilemma we have as Reform Jews

Posted by Esther Klein on Saturday, April 2, 2011,

She Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Israeli Flag "Seven years ago, I arrived here as a Jewish and Zionist woman," she says teary eyed while packing her suitcases. "Now I am leaving Israel because in the eyes of the Chief Rabbinate I am not a Jewish woman, and when I myself am already not so sure I am so Zionist."

By Smadar Shir • Yediot Achronot
April 30th 2010

Jessica Fishman no longer lives...

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