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The Knesset returned on October 15th from recess  and “is set for another thorny legislative slog — with the prickly issues of the past nearly four years coming to a head,” and according to the Times of Israel, one of those issues will be conversion, and for good reason.

A 2017 poll by Hiddush, an Israeli organization that advocates for religious pluralism, reported that most Israelis want more religious pluralism in the country in general. Two-thirds support a separation of religion and state.” In that poll,  “nearly half support recognition of all forms of Jewish conversion, while an additional 28% support a liberalization of current conversion regulations”

Watch this moving video of families from all different backgrounds and circumstances who have been converted by Masorti rabbis in Israel.  The warmth, the sense of belonging and the love of Jewish tradition and community is a powerful testament to Masorti values.