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In Israel, A Clash Over Who Is a Jew: Ultra-Orthodox Contest Conversions

Date: August 30, 2008
Author: Griff Witte
QUOTE: On one side are ultra-Orthodox leaders who are using their long-standing dominance of Israel's rabbinical court system -- which has authority over marriages, divorces and conversions -- to tighten restrictions governing who can become Jewish...Those on the other side are much more concerned with demographics...

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