Conversion bill delayed, but tensions over issues associated with Jewish law remain

March 16, 2022 by  
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The Knesset, which was to vote to revamp rules regarding Jewish conversion, has delayed the bill until the start of its summer session in May due to the political sensitivity of the issue. Read more

Rabbi Seth Farber says Rabbinate opposes conversion reform bill for ‘political reasons’

January 17, 2022 by  
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Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana’s draft of a conversion reform plan that would decentralize authority over conversions to Judaism in Israel to the Knesset has been damned by the Rabbinate. Read more

What should a synagogue do if a gay member of the community applies for membership?

January 10, 2022 by  
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Ask the rabbi. Read more

Walt Secord completes his conversion to Judaism

June 30, 2021 by  
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NSW Labor frontbencher and the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair Walt Secord has recently completed his conversion to Judaism through Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue. Read more


May 28, 2021 by  
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The Bible nowhere explicitly talks about conversion, only about taking care of, and not oppressing the stranger, the Ger. Read more

Free Judaism classes now permanent for potential converts

February 7, 2021 by  
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Two years ago St Kilda Shule launched an ambitious project to provide free Judaism classes to people wishing to convert to Judaism. Read more

Russians want to resolve conversion crisis

July 17, 2014 by  
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The annual Harry Triguboff Institute Conference, marking 25 years since the rise of the iron curtain, has been held at the Intelligence Heritage Center in Israel. Read more