Nearly 600 Rabbis have signed a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu in which they accuse the Israeli Prime Minister of betraying his promise to non-orthodox Jewish communities. The letter which is reported to have been personally delivered yesterday to the Israeli Consul-General in New York conveyed the Rabbis “dismay, anger and sense of betrayal” over the lack of Jewish pluralism in Israel and the monopoly granted to Orthodox Jews by the state on questions about Jewish identity. They are said to be particularly concerned about possible changes in Israel’s conversion law that could provide the Orthodox-run Chief Rabbinate with total control over all religious conversions performed in the country. Read: Church leaders condemn Israel for ‘systematically’ undermining Christianity The Rabbis took […]
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