Israel’s scandal-ridden haredi-dominated Chief Rabbinate is refusing to recognize conversions done by the American Modern Orthodox rabbis, including conversions done by the RCA-affilliated Bet Din of America. And, in the best Israeli fashion, they are arrogantly mistreating American converts who make aliya.
The Rabbinate has a list of “approved” rabbis with fewer than 50 names on it, and some of them are deceased.
Who is on the list? One rabbi will surprise many of you: Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag of the Triangle-K. Yup. The same Tri-K hashgakha your rabbi probably (and incorrectly) won’t let you eat.
[Steven I. Weiss also has a post on this sad issue.]