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Some 40% of European Ashkenazi Jews carry a genetic mark that suggests they are the offspring of four mothers who immigrated to Europe from the Middle East a millennia ago.
This was the first time the Rabbinical Court in Israel was required to deal with the halakhic status—for the purpose of being eligible for a rabbinical marriage—of Jews who believe in Jesus.
MK Eichler to JewishPress.com: The genealogical list will only be there for those who want to know whom they are marrying and who is Jewish according to Jewish law. Let them check the list. It is a FREE COUNTRY (sic) with free information and free choice.
At the same time, there is a creeping acceptance of intermarriages within the Conservative movement.
Using the great, eye opening Pew study of 2013, Cohen points out that the signs of Jewish life in intermarried Jewish families are fast diminishing.
Now it appears that the Supreme Court is prepared to bring down the last vestige of halakhic Judaism regarding conversion
"I'm sure that if Maimonides, or Rabbi Yosef Karo lived today, they would say: We never wrote our codifications for a time when the State of Israel would be established."
Rivlin told the New York UJA Federation," We are all one family" and made it a point to refer to a Consrvative leader as a rabbi.
Netanyahu falsely accused Bennett of signing a coalition agreement that returns more power to Hareidim.
The Jewish Agency is calling for establishment of special Diaspora conversion courts.
If US Jews were to make Aliyah at the rate the Jewish Agency expects from France, Israel would have 1 million more Jews.
Reform leaders too often make themselves look silly by bending the Bible for their own convenience.