50 members of one family required to convert after 1960s conversion not recognized

The conversion system in Israel is never far from controversy and a recent incident highlighted some of the concerns inherent in the process, resulting in the mass conversion of 50 members of one family.

A young haredi woman who recently sought to register for marriage in her city of residence, Netanya, was asked to provide proof of her Jewish status in order to marry, a standard procedure for anyone whose parents married outside of Israel.

But the Netanya rabbinate did not issue an immediate approval of her documents and referred her to the local rabbinical court to clarify her Jewish status.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/50-members-of-one-family-required-to-convert-after-1960s-conversion-not-recognized-403111

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