Shas Party

Orthodox Rabbis Call Israeli Policy ‘Unjust’

02/22/2011

Israel’s Interior Ministry, under Shas party leadership, may have exceeded the limits of tolerance, even among Orthodox rabbis, in its latest move that would in effect prohibit Orthodox converts from making aliyah.

With Conversion Bill Postponed, What’s Next?

Can 400,000 of Israel’s Russians be absorbed into society without alienating non-Orthodox Jews?

07/27/2010
Staff Writer

Although some American Jewish leaders said this week that they will be entering upcoming negotiations over the proposed Israeli conversion bill free of preconceptions, a leader of Reform Jewry said there remains a “red line” for his movement.

 “The critical point will be giving ultimate authority to the Chief Rabbinate, which is a fundamental violation of the status quo,” said Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism. “In my opinion, that is the red line.

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