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    Conversion Still Is a Divisive Issue in Israel

    By Dina Kraft

    Reprinted news article about the reasoning behind Israel’s decision to only recognize Orthodox conversions, and examples of some of the problems that decision causes.

    Date: 07-26-2006

    Chief Rabbi Lau Assures Burial of Three Bombing Victims

    By Haim Shapiro

    Reprinted news article about the debate over whether three Israeli victims of suicide bombings could be buried in Jewish city cemeteries, since they did not haveJewish mothers. 

    Date: 07-26-2006

    Agency Raps Chief Rabbinate Over Conversion Policy

    By Noga Tarnopolsky

    Reprinted news article about the many stumbling blocks Israeli law lays before those hoping to convert to Judaism, and how this is especially a problem for the large populations of Russian and Ethiopian, as well as interfaith and liberal

    Date: 07-26-2006

    A Michigan Yankee in Israel's Court

    By Jim Keen

    Personal narrative about a Protestant intermarried man's growing understanding of his Jewish wife's feelings of love, attachment, and responsibility toward Israel.

    Date: 07-26-2006

    A Jew-by-Choice Visits His Daughter in Israel

    By Jim Ball

    Personal narrative by a Jew-by-choice about the expectations and realities of his first trip to Israel.

    Date: 07-26-2006

    "Who's a Jew" Battle Flares In Jerusalem

    By Adina Giannelli

    Reprinted news article describing the historical background to the Israeli Supreme Court decision to recognize non-Orthodox conversions for legal, though not religious, reasons. 

    Date: 07-26-2006

    Conversion in Israel: New Developments

    By Sharon Ashley

    Reprinted news article about an Israeli Supreme Court decision ruling that Jews-by-choice that had Reform and Conservative conversions are recognized as full citizens of Israel, and all legal rights, including the Law of Return, apply to them (the Orth

    Date: 07-26-2006

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