Thursday, January 4, 2007

Israel's Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar's War on converts

Chief rabbi seeks to amend conversion law
Rabbi Shlomo Amar leading enthused lobby of support for amendment revoking automatic right of return from converts to Judaism. Amar meets with senior ministers, Knesset members to garner support

Efforts to advance legislation on conversion: Israel’s Chief Rabbi Shlomo
Amar is continuing efforts to advance amendments to the Conversion Law, and
recently met with senior cabinet ministers and members of Knesset on the issue...

According to the suggested amendment, conversion will no longer automatically attain the right of return for the convert – regardless of whether it was an Orthodox, Reform or Conservative procedure.

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