The cost of being an Orthodox Jew is famously prohibitive. For converts, the financial burden of Orthodoxy is sometimes simply too much to bear.
From a Jewish perspective, genetics are much less important than people think they are.
As others flock to popular Chabad programs, Jewish converts are choosing to stay in the more stringent Moscow Choral Synagogue.
NEW YORK — In 2012, Rabbi Jason Herman wrote a letter to Israel’s Chief Rabbinate certifying that a friend of his who wished to get marri…
So long as Israel defines itself as the Jewish nation-state, it must allow Diaspora Jews to take part in debate on questions of identity and faith.
— The Israeli Chief Rabbinate says that its list of foreign rabbis has been misconstrued, and that the list does not imply that those ra…
Over the weekend, reports emerged of a “blacklist of rabbis” maintained by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate.
We can make Judaism more inviting and accessible without altering the seriousness and rigorousness of the conversion process.
Deri, the Interior Minister and Shas party leader, linked a conversion bill to what he called the African “infiltrator problem.”
— Government sources in Israel said the ruling Likud party had reached a deal with Haredi coalition partners on the future of conversions t…