‘Think of non-Jewish immigrants from FSU as close kin’

27.04.2011                      23.Nisan, 5771                      Isru Chag; Tag 8 des Omer

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‘Think of non-Jewish immigrants from FSU as close kin’

"If I had a cousin who… needed to convert – wouldn’t I do anything in my power to help her? They are all our cousins," Druckman tells conversion conference.

Try to imagine non-Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union as close kin, who should be helped to return to the Jewish people, said head of the State Conversion Authority Rabbi Haim Druckman on Tuesday at a conference honoring converts on the day of the Mimunah celebrations that took place in Ashkelon, organized by the World Federation of Moroccan Jewry.
“If I had a cousin who came from there,” Druckman said, “who needed to convert – wouldn’t I do anything in my power to help her? They are all our cousins,” he said of the FSU immigrants….