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November 22, 2006
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Israel’s Sephardi chief rabbi proposed denying automatic citizenship to Jewish converts. Rabbi Shlomo Amar said Tuesday that the Law of Return, which currently grants immigrant converts the right to become naturalized Israeli citizens, should be amended. “Jewish law is very clear on this: There is only one form of conversion,” Amar told Israel Radio, referring to Orthodox ritual, rather than Conservative or Reform.

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