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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Tzipi Hotovely, Israel’s deputy transportation minister, marrying Or Alon in central Israel, May 27, 2013. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash 90)

Israeli conversion ruling dents Chief Rabbinate’s control of ritual

Ben SalesPublished April 7, 2016

TEL AVIV — The Israeli Supreme Court decision on Jewish conversion changes almost nothing. But down the line, it could change a lot.Under the March 31 ruling, the state of Israel must recognize Jewish conversions performed in private Orthodox conversion...

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate facing new wave of criticism and calls for change

By Neil Rubin, JTAPublished July 9, 2012

WASHINGTON — The latest battle over religious pluralism in Israel has unleashed a new barrage of criticism and calls for reform aimed at the Orthodox-controlled Israeli Chief Rabbinate. Unlike major flare-ups in past decades, however, this time it’s...

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