This is not only the first inscription revealed in Beit Shearim in the last 65 years, but it is also the first that explicitly mentions that the deceased is a convert.
"They have pure hearts, a real and profound desire to make others happy, and a special light that radiates from their faces."
The chief rabbi's office insists he doesn’t trust the new head of the conversion system, Rabbi Benayahu Brunner from Tzohar, never mind the repercussions.
Reform & Conservative conversions gain tremendous legal ground under this bill.
Poor Bezalel Smotrich. All he wanted to do was alert the Jewish communities in Europe about what he calls the dramatic changes the Israeli...
MK Smotrich is traveling to Europe to share his own perception of the Matan Kahana conversion reform.
“We call on the religious services minister to not heed the uninfluential rabbis, to wake up,” says Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef.
For the first time: the law will stipulate that the conversion in the state conversion system will operate in accordance with Torah law.
The new law allegedly sets mitigating threshold conditions for rabbis who will convert outside the framework of the Chief Rabbinate.
MK Yulia Malinowski (Israel Beiteinu), Chairman of the Knesset Religious Services Committee, is about to submit her version of a conversion bill to a preliminary vote.
According to Ben Gvir, the biggest threat to the Jewish character of Israel is the fact that the legislator has yet to define the word "conversion" in the Law of Return.
It should be interesting to see Religious Service Minister Matan Kahana getting back on his feet after this near-knockout.
It isn't clear why the right to immigrate should also include distant family members of a Jew who have no affiliation with Judaism themselves.
Shas Chairman MK Aryeh Deri, in an interview on Radio Kol Chai, referred to Kahana and Naftali Bennett (Yamina) as Hellenized Jews, always a good slur for Chanukah.
A request for comment from Yesh Atid was refused on the grounds that this is a personal matter. Well, yes and no.
The Conversion Authority in the Prime Minister’s Office provides services to Israeli citizens or permanent residents.
MK Mai Golan wrote that the court ruling means that “an illegal infiltrator can undergo a reform conversion in 10 minutes and receive Israeli citizenship.”
Haredim Condition Future Coalition on Override Clause to Erase High Court’s Reform Conversions Ruling
The Supreme Court's ruling does not endanger the 1970 Law of Return, it merely takes it to its logical conclusion.
If anyone in Israeli politics can shoot himself in the foot inside his own tent, it is the heirs of the NRP on the right.
Kes Maharat: "We have made sacrifices to keep our Judaism. For us to come to Israel only to be told it is doubtful we are a Jewish – there's nothing more humiliating than that."