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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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