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June 22, 2004
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Top Diaspora leaders lobbied Israel’s president and justice minister Monday to open up the conversion process in the Jewish state. The delegation said it was especially concerned about the plight of as many as 300,000 immigrants from the former Soviet Union who are not Jewish according to Jewish law but may want to convert. “Obstacles are being thrown in their place,” said Robert Goldberg, chairman of the United Jewish Communities federation umbrella group of North America.

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