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Israel - Sephardi Chief Rabbi Rules Against Annulling Conversions

Published on: February 1, 2010 12:58 PM
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Israel - Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar signed a ruling on Monday to prevent individual religious court judges from ruling on the annulment of conversions. Under the ruling, a case would have to be heard by a a panel appointed by the chief rabbi.

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Member of Knesset David Rotem welcomed the decision, saying, “The negotiations I held as a representative of the Yisrael Beiteinu party with Rabbi Amar are bearing fruit.”

MK Rotem expressed hope that the matter will continue until a law on the matter is completed.


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 Feb 01, 2010 at 01:10 PM Anonymous Says:

Finally, some positive results from the low-life Tropper scandal.

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 Feb 01, 2010 at 03:00 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Finally, some positive results from the low-life Tropper scandal.

There is no evidence that Tropper performed bogus conversions...he only acted in an inappropriate way in his personal life.

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 Feb 01, 2010 at 05:34 PM Anonymous Says:

Finally a Rabbi with the guts and the ability to take a position. Whether you agree with him or not you must commend him for taking a stand on the issue. Nowadays every Rabbi wants to stay politically correct or he may inadvertantly chas vesholom ruffle the feathers of an active or potential contributor to his cause.. and it may hurt in the pocket...

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 Feb 01, 2010 at 08:26 PM Anonymous Says:

To #2, what Tropper did was to annul conversions. In one case, the woman was caught wearing pants, and not having her hair covered. He took back the conversion, rendering her children non-Jewish, as well. A whole family's life ruined. We don't have a tradition of invalidating conversions. This is a good move by Rabbi Amar.

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 Feb 02, 2010 at 06:55 AM YitzchokAizik Says:

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Anonymous Says:

There is no evidence that Tropper performed bogus conversions...he only acted in an inappropriate way in his personal life.

personal life? you are joking right? he acted in an inappropriate way in his conversion institute, which is anything BUT his personal life. Actually, if he should have acted in his personal life in any way he wants, we wouldn't be having this discussion here.

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