January 1, 1998

NEWS STORY: Israeli squabbling over `who is a Jew’ heats up again

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c. 1998 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ Controversial legislation granting Israel’s Orthodox leadership exclusive say over determining”who is a Jew”has resurfaced again in Israel’s parliament and could be approved in the coming weeks, liberal Jewish leaders are warning. On Monday (Dec. 28) Orthodox members of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, gained preliminary approval for a bill […]

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