Update To Conversion Panel

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With the consent of the religious parties, Prime Minister Netanyahu appointed former Justice Minister Moshe Nissim of Likud to head the panel tasked with examining the government’s decision to retain the rabbinate’s monopoly on conversion in the wake of complaints from non-Orthodox groups.

Nissim is a son of former Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Nissim, who served as Sefardi Chief Rabbi from 1955 to 1972.

Israel’s Reform movement lambasted the appointment, saying in a statement: “Unsurprisingly, the Prime Minister’s Office did not consult about the appointment of Mr. Nissim and the parameters of his duties with the non-Orthodox groups which had submitted petitions to the High Court in regard to conversion. This is a direct continuation of the government’s unilateral and aggressive conduct over the Kosel and conversion issues.”

Nissim is partially supportive of religious views. In 2015, he supported the unaltered continuation of Israel’s religious status quo, saying, “There will not be civil marriage in Israel. The intent of its founders was to have one nation here.”

He also said that the authority over marriage and conversion must remain in the hands of botei din and not the civil courts.

But he supported the decision of Tzefas Chief Rabbi Uriel Lavi to grant a get on behalf of a comatose husband and opined that the rabbinate was unnecessarily strict when it came to the conversion of immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

 

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

 

10 COMMENTS

  1. Do the Reform Hellenists also think that Netanyahu should have consulted with Jews for J and other fringe groups like themselves?Absurd!

  2. I Debate/argue/discuss call it what you want with the goyeem / missionaries in the ‘chat rooms’ From my experience speaking with ‘orthodox’ converts reform and NOAHIDES. they are all nuts.
    They all will eventually want to TEACH us what needs fixing in JUDAISM.
    YES even the orthodox converts. I read that in ISRAEL just a few years ago there was a group of converts studied
    diligently for 2 -3 years and finally they were accepted. Israelis went to their home for Shabbat. Six months later these wonderful converts started introducing through the backwards type of conversation about their deadman.
    I STAND FIRMLY WE CANNOT SICKEN OUR COMMUNITY TO SHOW THE WORLD WE ARE KIND,,,,,just like them the goyeem. NO CONVERTS NONE!!!

    I come from a community in Brooklyn that does not allow any converts or any so called ‘half Jews’ at all and we have the least amount of divorces and lost Jews to the glittering lights of the pagan world.

    MASHIACH WILL ARRIVE SOON AND TAKE CARE OF THAT.
    Our job is to improve ourselves and our family in TORAH.
    Liberalism and tolerance never worked.

    • It’s still love thy neighbor as thy self dacon. That is liberalism and that is tolerance.

      Maybe your time in chat rooms can be stronger. Grab your keyboard by the wire and go for the gold. We are pleased.

  3. Aardvarks are more intelligent than reform jews. They know when to curl up and be scared.

    Really, patrilineal inheritance is discussed among these pagans. A jew can intermarry and raise his children jewish. No one questions.

    So much is much and the children may never marry to the orthodox or a ba’al teshuvah. There is no worry. We are all hated.

    Pass the coffin. Have more fun. The treif they love is their abomination and there is no way that their families will ever be a dynasty.

    Cradle death.

  4. Dacon9, let’s not throw out the clean baby with the dirty bath water. After all, we do have a Torah obligation to love the ger (tzedek). Halachicly, those chat room individuals to whom you are referring are still goyim, the dirty bathwater.

  5. what is the point of a reform ‘conversion’? since they do not believe in HaShem and His torah, why do the reform care about converts? they just pick and choose what makes them ‘feel good’ and throw the rest out with the bath water

  6. Anonymous SAYS TO ME: Dacon9, let’s not throw out the clean baby with the dirty bath water.
    1) WE ARE NOT PROPHETS to decide who is clean so according to your argument you must accept the dirty water with the clean
    2) Therefore you say the bath water which is quite a lot of uncleanliness you will allow to pollute a thriving TORAH COMMUNITY
    3) who will convert who will accept who will rebuke who will be deceived.
    4) ) who will decipher the pretender from the true JEW.
    _________________________________________________________
    DID YOU ACCEPT OR INVITE THE ”GER” TO DATE YOUR DAUGHTER OR SON?
    I DID NOT MENTIONED IT WAS THE CHIEF RABBI IN ISRAEL THAT PERMITTED THE CONVERSION OF A GROUP TO JUDAISM WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY chat rooms. THIS IS WHAT I READ.

    How many stories do you know of where they were still active in missionary work. ARE YOUI LISTENING TO THE WORLD AT ALL? Are you allowed to pray in Hebrew and not Yiddish?

    Does the convert ALWAYS tell the truth when they date a KOHAINE?
    They dated which never should have happened.
    They fell for each other because they dated.
    Who is monitoring the converts activities? TRUST?
    NOT ALL TORAH JEWS report to their mothers what they do.
    TORAH IS ALSO OUTSIDE OF BORO PARK. How many stories in Boro Park , How many?
    After your daughter dates the convert send me a email.
    YOU MENTION THE TORAH. HOW MANY GENERATIONS DOES IT TAKE TO PURGE THEM OF THEIR ‘OLD’ WAYS?

    When they argue in marriage will she tell her Jewish husband in anger….
    ”’you JEW”” my mother told me I shouldn’t do this”’
    Will she secretly in t he dark closet bow to her idols.

    YOU MEAN YOU DONT TRUST MASHIACH WILL ARRIVE NOW ANY MINUTE?
    ARE YOU IMPROVING YOURSELF OR TO OCCUPIED TRYING TO IMPROVE ME
    WHILE YOU YOURSELF DIDNT TAKE A BATH.
    TORAH IS FOR THE REAL WORLD. OPEN YOUR EYES IN THIS NEW WORLD OF INTERNET AND GLITTER AND MISSIONARIES ALL OVER ISRAEL WITH THE DRUGS AND THE OTHER PERVERSIONS GOING ON.

    NO CONVERTS!!! AND WORRY ABOUT THE KOHAINEEM FIRST!!!
    STOP YOUR TIKKUN OLAM REFORM MINDSET
    I DONT CARE HOW BLACK HAT YOUR COSTUME IS.
    REMEMBER TO TAKE YOUR OWN BATH FIRST

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