NEWS STORY: Israel’s chief rabbis reject compromise on Jewish conversions

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c. 1998 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ Israel’s chief rabbis Monday (Feb. 9) rejected a compromise plan to defuse the divisive controversy over religious conversions to Judaism, an issue pitting Orthodox against non-Orthodox Jews worldwide. The Chief Rabbinic Council _ the Orthodox state body that maintains hegemony over Jewish religious issues in Israel _ said […]

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