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Amar calls on Netanyahu to quash military conversion bill


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/amar_calls_on_netanyahu_to_quash_military_conversion_bill_20101201

Israel's Chief Sephardic Rabbi Shlomo Amar said he will no longer be responsible for any state conversions if the Knesset passes a bill requiring the recognition of all military conversions. In a letter sent to Benjamin Netanyahu, Amar called on the prime minister to prevent the bill from passing, The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday. Amar has charged a committee to look into legal and halachic issues surrounding the military conversions. He asked Netanyahu to allow the committee to conclude its work before allowing the legislation to go forward.

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