Once again, the Rotem Conversion Bill has become a subject of concern. And once again, our colleagues in Israel, led by Rabbi Gilad Kariv and counsel at IRAC, in cooperation with ARZA USA, the Conservative Movement and the Federations of North America, and with the support of Natan Sharansky, Chair of the Jewish Agency, have addressed the issues.
There is a moratorium to which the Government has agreed, to permit a negotiated solution to the problem, now extending until July 2011.…Continue
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Our challenges continue with respect to the Conversion Issue in Israel. I will summarize here the current state of affairs. As you all know, MK David Rotem introduced a bill (Rotem I) in July to give authority de jure in Israel on all conversion matters to the Chief Rabbis.
The Reform Movement, in partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America…Continue
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The Jerusalem Post, June 5, 2010. In his first public statement regarding the controversy surrounding Israel Beiteinu’s proposed conversion bill, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday assured the heads of the Masorti (Conservative) and Reform movements in Israel in a written communiqué that “any legislative…Continue
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The observant Jewish Left is a rather new phenomenon in Israel – whether Reform, Conservative or modern Orthodox. The creation of Meimad in 1988 was the first time that modern Orthodox Israelis showed an interest in promoting peace and human rights on a political level.…Continue
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