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Conversion bill to reject all conversions outside of Israel's Rabbinate

Conversion bill to reject all conversions outside of Israel's Rabbinate

A measure submitted earlier this month by the Interior Ministry led by Rabbi Aryeh Deri, head of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, is a blatant effort to circumvent a March 2016 Supreme Court ruling that allowed those undergoing private Orthodox conversions in Israel to become citizens under the Law of Return.


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Most who will receive housing subsidies are ultra-Orthodox

Most who will receive housing subsidies are ultra-Orthodox

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After the buses: gender segregation reaches share taxis

After the buses: gender segregation reaches share taxis

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Human Rights And The Supreme Court

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Changing From Religious To Civil Marriages

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Religious coercion in Israel escalating

Religious coercion in Israel escalating

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25 Facts about Religion and State in Israel

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Recommit to Israel's Founding Vision

Recommit to Israel's Founding Vision

Israel was established on the basis of religious freedoms; where do we go from here?

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