Conversion & Intermarriage

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Can a person be too evil to convert to Judaism? (Forward)

Says Julie Wiener, “I, a liberal intermarried Jew feel ambivalent about intermarried rabbis.” (Jewish Week)

Jay Shofet is upbeat about non-Orthodox conversion, arguing “We are witnessing the beginning of the end of Orthodox hegemony.” (Ha’aretz)

Reuven Hammer makes the case that the strict attitude toward conversion presently followed in Israel is contrary to Jewish tradition. (Jerusalem Post)

5,321 people converted to Judaism in Israel in 2008, compared to 7,280 in 2007, a 27% drop. (YNet)