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Further References

The Jewish Agency for Israel/Education: Conversion Controversy
www.jewishagency.org/JewishAgency/English/Jewish+Education/
Compelling+Content/Eye+on+Israel/Current+Issues/
Conversion+Controversy/Conversion+Controversy.htm

Israel Conversion Resources

Itim Institute, The Jewish Life Information Center
www.itim.org.il/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=CeremonySuperTopic^l6
&enPage=BlankPage_E&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object
&enZone=CeremonySuperTopic&enInfolet=viewObject_E.jsp
 

Israel Ministry of Absorption: Giur (Conversion to Judaism).
www.moia.gov.il/Moia_en/Conversion/GiurInformation.htm [English]
www.gov.il/FirstGov/TopNavEng/EngSituations/ESConversion/
www.moia.gov.il/Moia_he/Conversion/GiurInformation.htm [Hebrew]
http://giur.moia.gov.il/ [Russian]
Perspectives

Accepting the Convert: Extensive Biblical and Talmud quotations on home page
www.convertingtojudaism.com/ 
Aish: Summary article
www.aish.com/literacy/judaism123/Conversion_to_Judaism.asp
Becoming Jewish: Helpful background summary
www.becomingjewish.org/conversion.html
Chabad: Story of the Ger Tzedek of Vilna
www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/112488/jewish/
The-Ger-Tzedek-of-Wilno.htm

Hillel: Students converting in the USA
www.hillel.org/about/news/2007/feb/converting_2007Feb23.htm
My Jewish Learning: Articles on related topics
www.myjewishlearning.com/lifecycle/Conversion.htm
Ohel Sarah Imeinu: Orthodox Women's programme, with personal stories
http://www.ohelsarahimenu.org/

2008 Conversion Crisis

Pro-Druckman, Itim conversions
www.hartmaninstitute.com/Opinion_C_View_Eng.asp?Article_Id=126
http://haemtza.blogspot.com/2007/07/converting-to-judaism.html
www.halakhicconversion.org/articles/article5.html  [information]
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/126074
JOFA protests potential conversion annulments to Israel's Supreme Court www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3553400,00.html 
JTA
www.jewishtimes.com/index.php/jewishtimes/news/jt/israel_news/
israeli_court_revokes_conversion/
 
Yisrael Beitenu
http://beytenu.org./118/1640/article.html http://beytenu.org./122/1392/article.html 
www.forward.com/articles/13347/  [op-ed]

Jerusalem Post
Tourist visiting Israel quizzed about his conversion in the USA
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
&cid=1211434085067

 
Ynet
Gesher survey on conversions favouring the IDF and Druckman
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3553793,00.html
Min of Absorption survey on conversion: majority of Israelis support conversion, prevent assimilation
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3552181,00.html 
 
Anti-Druckman Conversions
http://chareidi.shemayisrael.com/archives5763/SHM63agiyur.htm 
 
For secular conversion
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/986917.html 

Prepared by: . Gila Ansell Brauner with: Igal Lapidus, Esther Carciente  The Department for Jewish Zionist Education, The Jewish Agency for Israel ©
June 2008 - Sivan 5768


 

 

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