Thursday, May 17, 2007

Poof, you are not Jewish anymore

A judge in an Israeli court ruled yesterday that a woman who had converted 15 years ago was not Jewish due to her lack of observance of Jewish law and custom. In an article by Rivka Lubitch, who is head of the Haifa office of The Center for Women's Justice, wrote that not only was the woman declared not Jewish, but her marriage was considered invalid, the couple did not need a get, and get this......... THE CHILDREN ARE NOT JEWISH!!!!!!! (link here)
C'mon, give me a break!!! This means that every person who converts who does not observe Judaism to the level that the particular court they are in determines is appropriate, will no longer be considered Jews, be able to get married in an orthodox ceremony, or be buried in a Jewish cemetary. This would apply to their kids as well. I wonder if the court has considered how many thousands of Jews they turned into non-Jews yesterday?

6 comments:

Liorah-Lleucu said...

above and beyond disgusting

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Liorah-Lleucu said...

And, just because the rabbi ruled it so does not make it true.

Mottel said...

That's true, but unfortunately, they will have a hard time getting married, or even getting divorced!

David Singer said...

Caveat being that it wasn't a state court, rather a court of the orthodox rabbinate. Thankfully, the country and the rest of the Jewish world still have the brains and decency to realize that she and her children are Jews...

Mottel said...

Well, David, you are right. Thank goodness for the Women's Justice Center. If you have a chance to hear them speak, you need to go!

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