Israel is in the midst of a conversion crisis.
Almost one year ago, the Knesset started the crisis by passing a bill in its first reading that would only recognize conversions performed in Israel under the auspices of the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate. In response, Israeli and Diaspora Jews were up in arms, and joined together to protest this bill. Eventually, the Reform and Conservative Movements came to an agreement with the government, and decided that in six months from that point, a committee would provide recommendations for how to proceed.
On Sunday, almost half a year late, the... Read More