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12 Tammuz, 5784 - July 18, 2024 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly











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The Israel High Court Ruled that Reform and Conservative "Converts" are Considered Jews , Ki Siso 5781

Agudah Statement on Israeli High Court Ruling on Non-Orthodox Conversion , Ki Siso 5781

252 Non-Jewish Bnei Menashe Arrived on Tuesday , Mikeitz 5781

What is at Stake in the Current Geirus Controversy? , Vayeitzei 5781

The Standing Committee of the Conference of European Rabbis Meets, Toldos 5780

The Geirus Scandal in Barcelona, Tazria 5779

Reform Conversion Will Never be Recognized in Israel, Vayechi 5779

The Conversion Committee's Recommendations Are a Threat to Klal Yisroel, Behaalosecha 5778

The Conference of European Rabbis Will only Recognize Conversions in Rabbinical Courts , Mikeitz 5777

The Rise of Orthodox American Jewry , Vayeishev 5777

New Liberal Conversion Policy in Zahal by the Defense Minister, Nitzovim 5776

Worldwide Protest Against Jewish Agency Conversion Plan, Bolok 5775

Provocative Conversion Law Approved for Knesset Vote, Lechlecha 5775

Prime Minister Removes Conversion Law from Consideration, Parshas Noach 5775

Discussion on the Conversion Law Postponed, Parshas Pinchos 5774

Knesset Proposals: Almost 30 Anti-Chareidi Laws, Bechukosai 5774

Reform Rabbis are the Great Enemy of the Jewish People, Parshas Kisiso 5774

Rundown of Week's Anti-Religious Laws, Vayeitzei 5774

An Interview With Rabbi Moshe Gafni, Parshas Chukas 5772

Decrease in Army `Conversions', Parshas Nosso 5771

A New Meaning for the Phrase Forced Converts, Parshas Shemini 5771

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

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

Astonishing Revelations of Thousands of Phony Conversions in the IDF, Parshas Tetzaveh 5771

Pain and Protest of Maranan Verabbonon Over Attempt to Legitimize Israeli Army Converts, Parshas Mishpotim 5771

Great Protest, Parshas Mishpotim 5771

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

Gafni: 'The Very Idea of Dialogue with Reform is Troubling', Parshas Beshalach 5771

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

Government Approves Aliya of 8,000 Falashmura, 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

Rabbi Maklev Defends Conversion `Stringencies' in IDF, Yom Kippur/Succos 5771

Prime Minister Yields to Reform and Conservative Pressure on Conversion Law, Parshas Voeschanan 5770

Proposed Conversion Law in Accordance with Halacha, Parshas Devorim 5770

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

UTJ Blocks Disastrous Conversion Law Amendment, Parshas Vayakhel/Pekudei 5770

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

Eternal Jewish Family Sponsors Conference for Dayonim, Parshas Toldos 5770

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

MK Rabbi Gafni Condemns High Court Decision to Fund Reform Conversion Programs, Parshas Behaalosecho 5769

American RCA "Converts" Loyal Christian, Parshas Bamidbar 5769

High Court Rules Reform and Conservative Conversion Programs Should Receive Equal Funding, 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

Half of FSU Residents Eligible for Aliyah are Not Jewish, Parshas Bolok 5768

Livni: "Conversion Processes Should Be Easier — Only One in Ten Immigrants Is Jewish", Parshas Bolok 5768

Jewish Agency: Falash Mura Remaining in Ethiopia are Impostors, Parshas Bolok 5768

Attorney General Scolded Rabbi Druckman, But No Charges Brought, Parshas Shelach 5768

MK Gafni Demands Judicial Ombudsman Retract Recommendation to Remove Dayan Sherman from Office, Parshas Shelach 5768

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

Widespread Support for Firm Stance Against Conversion Breaches, Parshas Bamidbar 5768

MK Gafni: We Must Step Up the Campaign Against False Conversions, Parshas Bechukosai 5768

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

False Conversion, 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 5768

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

Foreign Minister Calls for Conversion Leniencies, Parshas Bo 5768

Government Minister Says Conversion System Coordinated with Chief Rabbi, Parsha Voeiro 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

Historic Conference for Dayanim in the US, Parshas Yisro 5767

Non-Jewish Foreigners Could Become Legal Residents, 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

Rabbonim Told Not to Take Part in Ne'eman Conversion Committee, Parshas Chayei Soroh 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

Thousands of Children of Foreign Workers Made Eligible for Citizenship, Parshas Korach 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

Universal Conversion Standards — Good for Everyone Concerned, Parshas Behar/Bechukosai 5766

Conference of European Rabbis Holds Jubilee Convention in London, Parshas Behar/Bechukosai 5766

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

The Chief Rabbi of Azerbaijan warns: "Non-Jewish Children are Being Accepted in Jewish Schools in the Former Soviet Union.", Parshas Beshalach 5766

Chief Rabbinate Attacks Wholesale IDF Conversions, Parshas Shemos 5766

Interior Ministry Grants Citizenship to Thousands of Non- Jews; Rabbonim and Public Figures Protest, Parshas Mikeitz 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

Praise, Where Praise is Due, Parshas Nosso 5765

More and More Goyim Want to Move to Israel, Parshas Behar 5765

Interior Minister Reports 4,000 Conversions in Progress, Parshas Kedoshim 5765

MK Rabbi Gafni Demands Amendment to Conversion Law, Parshas Metzora 5765

Steps to Stop Court Quickie Conversion Concession, Parshas Tazria 5765

Comments about the High Court Ruling, Parshas Tazria 5765

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

Poraz Allows Non- Jewish Children to Immigrate If Either Parent is Jewish, Parshas Ki Seitzei 5764

The Immigrant Conversion Industry, Parshas Mattos-Masei 5764

Thousands of Non-Jews Liable to be Assimilated in the Guise of Citizenship, Parshas Vayeishev 5764

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

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

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

8,000 IDF Soldiers are not Jewish, Parshas Matos-Masei 5763

Chareidim and Geirim and the Jewish People, 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

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

4000 Conversions Per Year in Israel Since 2000, Parshas Mattos-Massei 5761

Russian Immigrant Assaults Bnei Brak Passersby on Shabbos, Parshas Chukas 5761

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

Observations: A Case of False Identity, Parshas Korach 5761

Politica - Good Bet--So Far, Parshas Korach 5761

The IDF's Conversion Court Meets at the Military Cemetery on 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

A Giyoret's View of Ahavas Hageir, Parshas Vayeshev 5761

Politica, Parshas Vayishlach 5761

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

More than 60% of the Russian Immigrants are Non-Jews, Rosh Hashana-Yom Kippur 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

When the Parents of the Converts Need Converting, Parshas Kedoshim 5760

IDF Offers Quick Conversion Course, Parshas Tazria 5760

Welcome the True Geirim, Parshas Shemini 5760

Beis Din For Azerbaijan Immigrants Founded, Parshas Vayikra 5760

Australian Court Supports Orthodox School for not Accepting Reform Convert, Parshas Pekudei 5760

Future of Joint Conversion Institutes in Doubt, Parshas Bo 5760

A Call To Save Our Pure Yichus, Parshas Voeira 5760

False Charges Against Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Klein, Parshas Mikeitz 5760

Big Bucks in European "Conversions", Parshas Toldos 5760

Vaad LeInyonei Giyur Condemns Eretz Chemda Beis Din, Parshas Lech Lecho 5760

Protest Increased Aliya of Non-Jews from the C.I.S, Parshas Lech Lecho 5760

Conversion Industry Booming, Parshas Bereishis 5760

RCA Beth Din Interferes in Local Rabbinical Affairs in Hong Kong and Berlin, Parshas Bereishis 5760

Conversion Industry in Or Etzion Defies the Guidelines of Chief Rabbi Yisroel Meir Lau, Rosh Hashan 5760

Joint Conversion Institutes Have no Students, Parshas Nitzavim - Vayelech 5759

Be on Guard, Parshas Ki Sovo 5759

Conversion Tidings, Parshas Ki Seitzei 5759

A Demonstration Against Allowing Wholesale Non-Jewish Immigration, Parshas Eikev 5759

A Virtual Jew?, Parshas Bolok 5759

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

"Conversion" Institute Opens Doors in Carmiel, Parshas Tazria-Metzora 5759

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

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

Knesset Committee To Discuss Ne'eman Committee Decisions, Parshas Vayechi 5759

Checking Conversions, Parshas Vayigash 5759

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

Chief Rabbi Sacks Must Decide, Parshas Vayishlach 5759

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