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Chief Rabbi Metzger supports conversions annulment
At conference dedicated to 'fortifying walls of conversion,' chief rabbi voices support for Rabbi Sherman, who annulled thousands of conversions carried out by Rabbi Druckman

Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger said Tuesday he supports Rabbi Avraham Sherman and his decision to annul thousands of conversions carried out by Rabbi Chaim Druckman.

 

At a conference dedicated to "fortifying the walls of conversion," which was held in Jerusalem Tuesday evening, Metzger said that Sherman is "an honest man, a God-fearing man whose ways are religious," and wished him luck in all his undertakings.

 

Metzger further stated that Rabbi Sherman's acts and rulings were all backed by the spiritual leader of the Lithuanian stream, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, and that none of his decisions were ever made without first consulting the senior rabbi.

 

Referring to the event's organizers, the chief rabbi said: "You action against conversions that are not genuine is the right thing… at the right time and the right generation."

 

Rabbi Sherman, who also spoke at the event, called on municipal rabbis and marriage registers to question every conversion certificate presented to them and inquire whether it has been issued according to the Halacha.

 

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