Lookstein’s conversions are valid, says Lau

Chief Rabbi David Lau responded sharply to the uproar over the rejection by a local rabbinical court of a convert who was converted by Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, a prominent US rabbi, saying the Chief Rabbinate had specifically informed the Petah Tikva court before it made its decision that Lookstein’s conversions were approved by the Chief Rabbinate.

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Labor chairman Isaac Herzog had issued a letter saying the rejection of one of Lookstein’s converts – a woman seeking to get married – was a grave injustice, and called on Lau and Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef to reverse the decision, adding that they were willing to appear in front of the Council of the Chief Rabbinate to discuss the issue.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Looksteins-conversions-are-valid-says-Lau-459606

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