Monday, December 14, 2009

Conservative convert buried outside main cemetery


Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Amar ruled Sunday that a 13-year-old boy who passed away over the weekend in Madrid had to be buried in a separate burial section demarcated by a row of trees because he had converted to Judaism in a Conservative rabbinical court.

Ben-David was buried Sunday in a special section of Madrid's Jewish cemetery reserved for people whose Jewishness is in question.

Rabbi Moshe Ben-Dahan, the Chief Orthodox Rabbi of Madrid, told The Jerusalem Post that Amar ruled against burying Ben-David in the main part of Madrid's Jewish cemetery.[...]

1 comment :

  1. Recipients and PublicityDecember 14, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    "Conservative rabbinical court"? is there even such an animal?

    Anyone converted by Conservative or Reform clergy remains a gentile, it's an open and shut case. Rav Moshe Feinstein rules a long time ago that even if the clergymen practiced Orthodoxy or were "known to be Orthodox" yet they served as official ministers in the Conservative or Reform movement/s then their acts, of performing marriages for example, have no Halachic validity because they represented anti-Halachic movements.


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