To the Editor:
I am a rav in England and I work in kiruv. I am
in contact with an Israeli who was born in Rumania to a
Jewish father. He was converted in Israel at Yemin Ord
and has a stamp by the Rabbanut Yisrael on the Shtar
Giyur. It doesn't seem glatt to us here so we
wondered how to find out more.
This man seems like a good person, and has become
involved with a frum Jewish woman. I would
appreciate your guidance in this matter
The Editor Replies:
We contacted the Vaad HaRabbonim HaOlami LeInyonei Giyur,
is the proper address for such queries, and this was their
it may be of interest to others we are publishing it.
The beis din which functioned there (that you
refer to) is part of Special Conversion Courts of the
Chief Rabbinate of Israel and according to the psak
of 5744 of HaRav Shach, the Steipler, HaRav Shlomo
Zalman Auerbach and ylct"a HaRav Eliashiv, a
careful examination must be made in order to determine
whether the conversion was halachically valid. Special
attention should be paid to whether there was a
complete and sincere acceptance of mitzvos at the time
of the conversion.
For further assistance you can apply directly to the
Vaad at Israel fax: 972 2 532 2047
It would be helpful if you fax them the certificate
itself and any other documents that you have.