Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hmmm, I wonder...

...if these two things are related?

Jerusalem Post Online
May 25, 2009 20:44 | Updated May 26, 2009 10:08
Conversions down 20 percent in 2009
By RUTH EGLASH

..."I do not advocate lowering the current standards of conversion," said Farber. "I just believe that a strong central body that is not subject to political whims or to the influences of the ultra-Orthodox should be established to oversee this process."

And:

..."Even though according to additions to the Law of Return Jewish converts should be permitted to make aliya, in many cases these converts are asked to meet unexplained criteria to obtain Israeli citizen," observes the report.

Let's see now, the Chereidi use the process for political gains, and one of their political goals is to invalidate non-Chereidi conversions both in Israel and abroad.

Gee, maybe people are getting leery of converting to Judaism because they suspect the State of Israel is going to let the Chereidi Rabbinate stab them in the back.

Word does get around, you know. And as Aliyah declines, so does monetary support for Israel from abroad. When people figure out they have no future in their supposed homeland, they certainly aren't going to be willing to fund it, now are they?

2 comments:

SJ said...

It would be totally the wrong decision for Israel to alienate America's nonorthodox jews.

Ahavah Gayle said...

You know that, and I know that, but the Chereidi WANT to alienate us, and the State of Israel seems willing to let them. As you said, not a very bright strategy for survival, in the great scheme of things.