What a joke – The Torah is not up for sale!

Most Israeli Jews want more lenient, welcoming state conversions Israel Democracy Institute survey finds plurality want to see private conversion courts for each Jewish stream; 71% back IDF’s conversion program Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau (L) and Sephardi Chief...

Good Intentions, Wrong Actions.

You cannot fight with G-d and hope to win! WHO IS A JEW IN THE JEWISH STATE? Israel’s increasingly extremist religious authorities have, in recent years, rejected the Jewish identities of almost a half-million immigrants to Israel. BY SETH FARBER  APRIL...

It Doesn’t Work This Way!

Book Review: ‘Radical Inclusion’ By Donald H. Harrison Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – If I understand author Edmund Case’s basic premise, it is if people “do Jewish,” then for all practical purposes, they are members of the Jewish community and ought to be recognized...

Conversation on Conversion

Conversion to Judaism: An interview with Rabbi Maury Kelman One of the topics that cuts to the heart of the Jewish world today is conversion. For over a decade and a half Rabbi Maury Kelman has been teaching about the issue through his New York based...