If their credentials aren't in question, North American rabbis ask, why did Israel's religious authorities list their names at all?
Many Orthodox rabbis sympathize with what they call the Chief Rabbinate's effort to safeguard traditional Jewish law.
Westerbork contained a large hospital with operating rooms and a soccer team -- amenities the Germans used to calm the inmates before shipping them off to be murdered.
The haredim agree with their non-Orthodox brethren on one thing: The future of the Jewish people is at stake.
A deal was reportedly reached between the government, haredi and progressive Jews to refrain from advancing legislation and judicial efforts on non-Orthodox converts for another six months.
"Neither side should exaggerate on the issue," Jonathan Sacks said.
An Australian man sued to force his wife to accept his get, a Jewish legal document necessary for divorce.
The bill that would require the state to recognize only conversions completed under the auspices of the haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate will advance to the Knesset plenum, where it has to pass three readings.
The statement comes in response to two prominent rabbis with Conservative affiliation saying they would begin officiating at such rites.
The postponement of marriage or lifelong singlehood hold disturbing consequences for Jewish community, write the authors of a new report by the Jewish People Policy Institute.