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Behind the Scenes of the Fictitious Conversion Apparatus, Parshas Vayakhel 5771


Public Outcry Against IDF `Conversions' Continues, Parshas Vayakhel 5771


House Committee Advances IDF 'Conversion' Bill to Constitution Committee, Parshas Vaeiroh 5771


Dayonim Decry Chilul Hashem Following Chief Rabbinate Decision on IDF Conversion, Parshas Yisro 5771


Backgrounder: IDF Conversion Law, Parshas Vayechi 5771


Study Reveals Most Govt. and IDF Conversions are Fake, Parshas Vayigash 5771


Knesset Has No Halachic or Moral Authority to Consider Conversion Matters, Parshas Mikeitz 5771


Rabbonim and Dayonim Decry IDF `Conversions', Parshas Vayishlach 5771


Vaad Harabbonim: 'No Room for Knesset Interference in Conversion', Parshas Chayei Soroh 5771


IDF Conversions Further Taint Jewish Lineage, Parshas Lech Lecha 5771


Chief Rabbinate Issues Groundbreaking Directives for Registering Converts for Marriage, Parshas Korach 5770


Chief Rabbinate Directives to Marriage Registrars Still Pending, Parshas Shelach 5770


Sharp Rise in Fictitious Conversions, Parshas Behaalosecho 5770


High Court Appeal Would Force Rabbonim to Permit Every Conversion, Parshas Achrei Mos/Kedoshim 5770


Knesset Debate Over Rabbonim Who Do Not Recognize False Conversions, Parshas Vayeitzei 5770


Widespread Protest Against Shas MK's Calls for Conversion Leniencies for Soldiers Continues, Parshas Haazinu 5770


American RCA "Converts" Loyal Christian, Parshas Bamidbar 5769


American RCA "Converts" Loyal Christian, Parshas Tezaveh 5769


Vaad HaRabbonim LeInyonei Giyur: The Chief Rabbinate Should Dissociate Itself from Conversion Authority, Parshas Vayishlach 5769


National-Religious Ally With Secular to Set Up New "Conversion" Courts, Parshas Chayei Soroh 5769


Limiting Prague Conversions, Parshas Chayei Soroh 5769


Dozens of False Conversions Performed in Riga, Parshas Noach 5769


Vaad HaRabbonim LeInyonei Giyur: The Government Has No Authority to Make Promises on Clearly Halachic Issues, Parshas Mattos 5768


EJF: Rabbonim Must Ensure Conversions Performed Only If Candidate Commits to Keep Mitzvas, Parshas Behaalosecho 5768


Public Notice from Vaad HaRabbonim Haolami LeInyonei Giyur, Parshas Behar 5768


Vaad HaRabbonim LeInyonei Giyur Backs Beis Din Annulment of Conversion, Parshas Emor 5768


Vaad HaRabbonim LeInyonei Giyur Warns Against IDF Conversions, Parshas Acharei Mos/Pesach 5769


MK Rabbi Gafni: "Conversion Must Only be Done According to Halochoh.", Parshas Zav 5768


Eternal Jewish Family Warns Against Backing Unqualified Dayanim, Parshas Vayikra 5768


Staunch Opposition Following Plan to Set Up Government Conversion Authority, Parshas Tetzaveh 5768


Rabbinical Committee Warns Against Viewing Mass Conversion as Solution, Parshas Ki Seitzei 5767


Gedolei Yisroel Are The Only Ones With Authority To Determine How Converts Are Accepted, Parshas Chukas 5767


City Rabbi and Chief Rabbinate Council Member Calls for Conversion Without Insisting on Convert's Intentions to Keep Mitzvas, Parshas Korach 5767


Vaad HaRabbonim LeInyonei Giyur Warns Against Disinformation in Media Reports, Parshas Emor 5767


Historic Conference for Dayanim in the US, Parshas Yisro 5767


Rift Between Joint Conversion Institute and Conversion Courts Might Curtail Phony Conversions, Parshas Beshalach 5767


Vaad HaRabbonim LeInyonei Giyur to Expand, Parshas Voeiro 5767


Rabbinate Courts Encouraging Russian Immigrants to Verify Jewish Status, Parshas Noach 5767


Conversion Scandal Exposed in Prague, Parshas Eikev 5766


International Rabbinical Conference in Jerusalem Demands Stricter Conversion Guidelines, Parshas Devorim 5766


Rabbinical Conference on Conversion and Intermarriage Held in Jerusalem This Week, Parshas Mattos-Mass'ei 5766


Final Preparation for Geirus- Intermarriage Conference in Jerusalem, Parshas Pinchos 5766


Jerusalem Rabbinical Conference to Focus on Conversion, Parshas Bolok 5766


International Rabbinical Conference in Jerusalem to Buttress Halachic Conversion, Parshas Shelach 5766


Reform and Conservative Demanding Access to Public Mikvehs for Conversion Purposes, Parshas Shelach 5766


New Israeli-European Conversion Scandal, Parshas Bamidbar 5766


The Vaad HaRabbonim Supports Chief Rabbi Amar's New Directive on Foreign Converts, Parshas Behar/Bechukosai 5766


Eternal Jewish Family Program Tries to Formulate Universal Standards for Conversions at Conference in Florida, Parshas Vayakhel/Pekudei 5766


Chief Rabbinate Attacks Wholesale IDF Conversions, Parshas Shemos 5766


Hundreds of Soldiers Undergo 4- Month Course and Receive Conversion Certificate from Special IDF Beis Din, Parshas Toldos 5766


Vaad Cites Follow-Up Studies of Converts after Steep Rise, Succos Issue 5766


Russian Jewish Schools Enroll Non- Jewish Children, Parshas Achrei Mos 5765


Steps to Stop Court Quickie Conversion Concession, Parshas Tazria 5765


Sharon: All of the Falashmura will be Brought to Israel Over the Next 3 Years, Parshas Mishpotim 5765


452 Soldiers Converted in 2004 by IDF Rabbinate, Parshas Beshalach 5765


Population Administration Pressured to Recognize Conversion Performed Abroad by Unrecognized Rabbis, Parshas Mikeitz 5765


Rabbi Druckman's Conversion Court Issued 499 Conversion Certificates Last Month, Parshas Vayero 5765


Jewish Roots: A Sensational Media Report and the True Facts, Parshas Lech Lecho 5765


IDF Quietly Promoting Large-Scale Conversion, Parshas Ki Sovo 5764


The Immigrant Conversion Industry, Parshas Mattos-Masei 5764


Many Recent Ethiopian Arrivals Have No Jewish Connection, Parshas Vayeitzei 5764


Fifth Anniversary of the Mikveh of East Denver, Parshas Re'eh 5763


Indignation Over Sharon's Hostile Remarks on Conversion, Parshas Vo'eschanan 5763


Mafdal Proposes New Head of Conversion Botei Din, Parshas Matos-Masei 5763


85 Percent of Applicants at Special Conversion Courts Certified After One Hearing, Parshas Balak 5763


European Rabbinical Conference Opposes Setup of Dubious Beis Din in Germany, Parshas Korach 5763


Poraz Declares Orthodox Conversion not a Prerequisite for Citizenship, Parshas Bamidbar 5763


Wholesale Geirus in the IDF, Parshas Tzav 5763


Jewish Agency Plans to Launch Accelerated Conversion Program in Eastern Europe, Parshas Vayikra 5763


Sharon Plans to Speed Conversion Process by Transferring Interior Ministry Portfolio, Parshas Pekudei 5763


Who is a Jew in Peru?, Parshas Vo'eiro 5763


Conversion Dayan: "We Try to Utilize All Possibilities to be Lenient . . .", Parshas Shemos 5763


Joint Institutes Try to Send Conversion Candidates to Religious Schools, Parshas Nitzovim/Vayelech 5762


Immigrant Couples Will No Longer be Required to Prove They are Jewish in Order to Marry, Parshas Ki Sovo 5762


Immigrant Couples Will No Longer be Required to Prove They are Jewish in Order to Marry, Parshas Chukas 5762


Orthodox Conversion Poses Greater Threat than Conservative Conversions, Parshas Behaaloscha 5762


Query About Conversion, Parshas Vayikra 5762


Vaad Warns of False Orthodox Conversions, Parshas Vayikra 5762


United Torah Judaism Rejects High Court's Conversion Decision, Parshas Ki Siso 5762


Israeli Rabbis Convert Dozens of "Inca Jews", Parshas Mishpatim 5762


Further Declines in Conversion Process in Israel: Reform and Conservative Movements Could Take Over Soon, Parshas Vayishlach 5762


Rabbinical Court System Funds Joint Conversion Institutes; Discriminates Against Orthodox Conversion Ulpanim, Parshas Devarim 5761


Vaad HaRabbonim Concerned that Beis Din for Conversion Appeals Could be Undermined, Parshas Chukas 5761


The IDF's Conversion Court Meets at the Military Cemeteryon Mount Herzl, Parshas Nasso 5761


Conversions in the IDF Are not Orthodox, Parshas Tetzaveh 5761


New Central Rabbinical Authority in Germany, Parshas Bo 5761


Drop in Conversions Due to Lack of Funds, Parshas Shemos 5761


Politica, Parshas Vayishlach 5761


Vaad HaRabbonim Haolami LeInyonei Giyur Refuses to Participate in Knesset Conversion Committee Meeting, Parshas Vayeitzei 5761


Jewish Agency Proposes Quickie Conversions, Parshas Chayei Soroh 5761


Rabbinical Courts Transfer Funds to Reform-Conservative Ulpanim, Rosh Hashana-Yom Kippur 5761


Education Ministry Closes Conversion Network, Parshas Mattos-Massei 5760


Or Etzion Conversion Court Defies the Gedolim to Appease the Reform, Parshas Pinchos 5760


Scandal Surrounds Conversion of Minors, Parshas Bolok 5760


Conservatives Cannot Claim Halachic Conformity, Parshas Kedoshim 5760


KCentury 2000, Parshas Metzora 5760


Knesset Committee Discusses the Need for Sifrei Yuchsin, Parshas Bo 5760


Future of Joint Conversion Institutes in Doubt, Parshas Bo 5760


The Vaad LeInyonei Giyur Demands That Melchior's Membership in the Conference of European Rabbis be Revoked, Parshas Shemos 5760


Prohibited Joint Conversion Seminaries to Expand, Parshas Vayigash 5760


New Conversion Court and Course are No Solution, Parshas Mikeitz 5760


Vaad HaRabbonim Legiyur Cancels Knesset Invitation Because of Reform and Conservative Attendance, Parshas Vayeitzei 5760


According to Vaad Research
80% of Current Russian Immigrants Not Jewish, Parshas Vayeitzei 5760


Big Bucks in European "Conversions", Parshas Toldos 5760


Joint Conversion Institutes Have no Students, Parshas Nitzovim-Vayeilech 5759


Be on Guard, Parshas Ki Sovo 5759


Conversion Tidings, Parshas Ki Seitzei 5759


A Virtual Jew?, Parshas Bolok 5759


Jewish Charlatan Takes his Show to England, Parshas Korach 5759


The Conversion Administration Has  Six Special Courts, Parshas Achrei-Kedoshim 5759


About Cooperation with Conservative, Reform -- and So-called Orthodox, Parshas Tzav 5759


Chief Rabbinate Will Not Recognize Conversion of Adopted Child, Parshas Vayikro 5759


Quickie Conversion Flouts Chief  Rabbi's Ruling, Parshas Vayakhel/Pekudei 5759


Who Is Our Real Enemy in Israel?, Parshas Vayakhel/Pekudei 5759


What Are the Key Points in the  Struggle Against the Reform?, Parshas Mishpatim 5759


Easy Conversion is an Escape from  Judaism, Not a Way In, Parshas Beshalach 5759


Director of the Jerusalem Rabbinical Courts Criticizes Av Beis Din of Jerusalem, Parshas Bo 5759


Conversion Law with Ne'eman  Recommendations Rejected by Knesset Law Committee, Parshas Shemos 5759


A Judge in Jerusalem Orders That Non-Jews with Reform and Conservative "Conversions" be  Registered as Jews, Parshas Shemos 5759

  Falash Mura Immigrants from Ethiopia Will Have to Undergo Full Conversion, Parshas Vayigash 5759


Checking Conversions, Parshas Vayigash 5759



Chief Rabbi Sacks Must Decide, Parshas Vayishlach 5759


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