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Jerusalem - Israel Rabbinical Courts Unjew Orthodox Convert Approved By Beis Din Of America

Published on: April 17, 2019 02:20 PM
By: JTA
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FILE - A man sits outside the Rabbinical Court in Tel Aviv on November 27, 2013. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 FILE - A man sits outside the Rabbinical Court in Tel Aviv on November 27, 2013. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Jerusalem - A rabbinical court in Israel rejected the Jewish status of a man whose mother converted to Judaism in the 1970s and had the conversion reaffirmed last year by the Beth Din of America.

The woman converted in the United States in an Orthodox rabbinical court certified by the Beit Din of America, which is included on the list of international rabbinical courts approved by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel for conversion.

Her son had submitted a request to be registered for marriage through the Tel Aviv rabbinate. Since his mother was a Jew by choice, he was forced to undergo a Jewish status investigation. His request for marriage was denied.

Several years ago, his brother was married through the Chief Rabbinate and his Jewish status was not challenged, The Jerusalem Post reported.

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All the rabbis that served on the mother’s conversion court are dead.

Itim, the Jewish Life Advocacy Center, has appealed to Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi, David Lau, to overturn the decision.

In November, the Office of the Chief Rabbi published lists of rabbis and rabbinical courts whose authority it accepts for purposes of conversion and divorce after six years of requests, lawsuits and Knesset hearings led by Itim.

Rabbi Seth Farber, the director of Itim, said the Office of the Chief Rabbi is ignoring its own list of recognized rabbinical courts, “confusing everyone involved.”

“This is an intolerable situation in which the State Rabbinate is discriminating against converts, disregarding its own standards, violating Halacha, and defying normative Orthodoxy,” he said in a statement.



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 Apr 17, 2019 at 02:32 PM Eihcra Detacude Says:

The Goy was no doubt Obama loving and Trump hating...so doesn't deserve to be a Jew. Throw him to the Muslims!

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 Apr 17, 2019 at 02:48 PM Yhcra Detacude Says:

Reply to #1  
Eihcra Detacude Says:

The Goy was no doubt Obama loving and Trump hating...so doesn't deserve to be a Jew. Throw him to the Muslims!

Faker and sneaky Yoni lover...you misspelled my name...I wish cancer on you.

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 Apr 17, 2019 at 03:20 PM gersh Says:

My gosh. I hope that both of the above inappropriate comments will be removed bt the moderator asap.

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 Apr 17, 2019 at 03:44 PM Nechum Panuvitch Says:

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Yhcra Detacude Says:

Faker and sneaky Yoni lover...you misspelled my name...I wish cancer on you.

Actually, wishing cancer on someone makes you a bad person, and the person didn't misspell your name, they just have a similar name, you conspiracy theorist.

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 Apr 17, 2019 at 03:45 PM VIN MODERATION TEAM Says:

Reply to #3  
gersh Says:

My gosh. I hope that both of the above inappropriate comments will be removed bt the moderator asap.

There is nothing inappropriate.

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 Apr 17, 2019 at 03:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
gersh Says:

My gosh. I hope that both of the above inappropriate comments will be removed bt the moderator asap.

You must be new here...#s 1 and 2 appear to be parodies of frequent real posts that are at least as offensive.

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 Apr 17, 2019 at 03:53 PM Cixelsyd_Wnosanoy Says:

Now who's ripping off my schtick? Reversing name spelling was my idea; an unintended benefit is that it drives Archy bananas, so I doubt he'd do it to hisown name...but shkoyach to the perp.

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 Apr 17, 2019 at 04:24 PM Bsyata-dshmaya Says:

Pls remove comments 1 and 2, unethical to every degree.

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 Apr 17, 2019 at 04:39 PM Cixelsyd_Wnosanoy Says:

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Bsyata-dshmaya Says:

Pls remove comments 1 and 2, unethical to every degree.

Really? “Educated Archy” (sic) has wished cancer on Muslims in VIN posts many times. Where were you then?

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 Apr 17, 2019 at 04:50 PM VIN MODERATION TEAM Says:

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Bsyata-dshmaya Says:

Pls remove comments 1 and 2, unethical to every degree.

No, they don't break the rules. Refer to the following: https://www.vosizneias.com/35800/

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 Apr 17, 2019 at 06:24 PM StevenWright Says:

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VIN MODERATION TEAM Says:

There is nothing inappropriate.

Correct. Only stupid and infantile.

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 Apr 17, 2019 at 07:33 PM VIN MODERATION TEAM Says:

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StevenWright Says:

Correct. Only stupid and infantile.

If we removed all stupid and infantile comments, we'd remove all comments.

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 Apr 17, 2019 at 08:55 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Increasingly, Israel is the homeland of only certain sorts of Jews.

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 Apr 17, 2019 at 11:23 PM charliehall Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

Increasingly, Israel is the homeland of only certain sorts of Jews.

Well it certainly is the home to a so-called rabbinate that does not follow halachah.

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 Apr 18, 2019 at 08:56 AM Thank you, VIN... Says:

... for the spot-on choice of verb in the headline, "Unjew".

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 Apr 18, 2019 at 11:40 AM walkinsilence Says:

Israel's Rabbinate is an insult to the Shulchan Oruch and Halacha!

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