I am ready to convert to Judaism, but I am curious about how conversions performed under Orthodox auspices are perceived in Israel. For example, I understand that the current Israeli government is run by the Haredi, or "Ultra-Orthodox," and that they will only grant privileges such as the right to marriage or burial within the Jewish nation to those who have undergone conversions through recognized/approved batei din, such as the RCA. However, what exactly constitutes an "Orthodox Conversion?" Aside from being done in accordance with halacha, are all conversions accepted, whether they are Modern Orthodox, Haredi or Hasidic?

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    Welcome to Mi Yodeya Words! May you be successful in your endeavours!
    – mevaqesh
    Commented Jul 26, 2017 at 5:01
  • You are very welcome!
    – mevaqesh
    Commented Jul 26, 2017 at 5:08
  • @Words_of_Wisdom This is a very hot topic at the moment in Israel. The Chief Rabbinate have issued a list restricting the number of rabbis abroad whom they recognize for conversions. This has excluded rabbis who are regarded as orthodox in their own communities. The current Israeli government is not run by haredim (although they have strong influence), and in any case the matter rests with the Chief Rabbinate, not the government. If you are sure you want to convert, and then make Aliyah, be sure that your conversion will be recognized here by using an "authorized" rabbi.
    – Epicentre
    Commented Jul 26, 2017 at 5:17
  • Complicated question, but what is fairly clear is that if they feel that the Rabbi/Beit Din in question cannot be relied upon they will not recognise it. As to why that might include some Orthodox Rabbis can vary - some are clearly anything but orthodox, whilst others clearly are, just the Chief Rabbinate feel their conversions are not conducted correctly. I don't add this as an answer because it is at best partial.
    – user15253
    Commented Jul 26, 2017 at 11:53
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    @Words_of_Wisdom - May Hashem Yisborach guide you through your conversion and help you to succeed, if it is His Will that you should.
    – ezra
    Commented Jul 26, 2017 at 17:45


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