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Sunday, August 19 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Conversion & the Israeli Army

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Location: R7

During the 1990s one million immigrants arrived in Israel, a quarter to one third of whom are not halachically Jewish. Emma will be speaking about the Israeli Army's unique course enabling soldiers to convert to Judaism during their army service. We will discuss different issues surrounding the army conversion and why it is so controversial in Israel today. (TN)

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Emma Zuriel

Emma, together with her husband Ephraim, is the Auckland Hebrew Congregation and Bnei Akiva Shlicha. Emma grew up in England and made Aliyah at the age of 16. She spent a year studying at Midreshet Lindenbaum and went on to serve as a commander in the Education Unit, specifically... Read More →

Sunday August 19, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm NZST