Israel Interior Ministry still letting Chief Rabbinate decide ‚who is a Jew‘

19.12.2011                      23.Kislev. 5772

Wer ist Jude?

Israel Interior Ministry still letting Chief Rabbinate decide 'who is a Jew'

Ministry continues to condition the granting of citizenship to those who underwent Orthodox conversions abroad on the approval of the conversion by the Chief Rabbinate – despite agreements to the contrary.

The Interior Ministry is continuing to condition the granting of citizenship to those who underwent Orthodox conversions abroad on the approval of the conversion by the Chief Rabbinate – despite agreements to the contrary.
Recently, applications for citizenship by two American converts under the Law of Return were refused because the Chief Rabbinate did not recognize the rabbinical court that converted them….