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Why Some American Jews Seek To Break Israel's Chief Rabbinate Monopoly

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A broad coalition of American Jews last month formed the Jewish Religious Equality Coalition — or J-REC — to pressure Israel to diminish the...

Israel's Chief Rabbinate Says Actress Must Give Up Her Career To Convert

Religion News Service | Michele Chabin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) The Chief Rabbinate, which has sole authority to determine who is and isn’t Jewish in Israel, is refusing to allow an actress to con...

In Reversal, Chief Rabbinate Of Israel To Accept All Domestic Orthodox Conversions

Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion

In an apparent reversal of past policies, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel plans to recognize all Orthodox Jewish conversions performed in the country, t...

U.S. Rabbis Blast Israel Over Immigration Policy For Converts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM -- Nearly 100 American Orthodox rabbis have signed a letter demanding that the conversions they per...

Rabbi Chaim Amsellem: Charedi Rebel

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Suissa

What if you're a Charedi scholar who is highly respected in the Charedi world? Can you also be outraged by the Rotem bill? Yes, if your name is Rabbi Chaim Amsellem.