Following the increase in the number of fictitious
conversions performed around the world by rabbis who consider
themselves Orthodox, the Vaad Haolami LeInyonei Giyur founded
by HaRav Chaim Kreiswirth zt"l has decided to expand its
rabbinical board. In many cases conversion candidates do not
fully accept the yoke of mitzvas at the time of conversion,
making the conversion invalid even bedi'eved.
The Vaad is setting up a new rabbinical body in Eretz Yisroel
comprised of top dayanim, rabbis of cities and
marriage registrars to seek ways to halt bringing non-Jews
into Kerem Beis Yisroel.
Founded two decades ago by HaRav Chaim Kreiswirth, the late
Gavad of Antwerp, today the Vaad is considered an
international authority with which leading botei din
regularly consult regarding conversion issues.
Last week was the fifth yahrtzeit of HaRav Kreiswirth
zt"l, and the foundations he laid to maintain the
purity of Am Yisroel continue to operate and exert an
The Vaad is slated to meet with officials in charge of the
conversion system in Eretz Yisroel to discuss current issues
on the agenda.
Reb Yehuda Glickman was appointed coordinator of the