Israel’s Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef criticizes the High Court decision recognizing non-Orthodox conversions, and urges the Knesset to advance legislation to cancel it.
He calls the decision “extremely regrettable.”
“What the Reform and Conservative [movements] term ‘conversion’ is nothing but a falsification of Judaism and will mean including thousands of Gentiles among the people of Israel,” says Yosef.
Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau says: “Those who converted through Reform conversions and the like are not Jewish. No High Court decision will change that fact.”