Israel’s High Court affirms that thousands of Jewish conversions are kosher

27.04.2012                      05.Ijar. 5772                    Tag 20 des Omer

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Israel's High Court affirms that thousands of Jewish conversions are kosher

Decision comes after petition was filed by two Israeli women whose conversions were retroactively overturned by rabbinical courts, 15 years after the conversions had been recognized by the state.

The High Court of Justice has affirmed the validity of thousands of conversions called into question by the Rabbinical Court of Appeals in 2008, but refused to discuss the rabbinical courts' authority to annul conversions in general.
Nevertheless, the justices leveled harsh criticism at the rabbinical courts' conduct….