Israel Chief Rabbinate To RCA: We Do Not Want Your Converts

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.]

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19 responses to “Israel Chief Rabbinate To RCA: We Do Not Want Your Converts

  1. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    Wow! I spent seven years in yeshiva — two years were solicited before my for conversion — under RCA auspices. 19 years of Torah observance under my belt. I’m doing the cooking for Shabbos right now in my home for Shabbos. Does this mean I’m allowed to eat a Big Mac this Friday night. Can my frum wife and daughter who attends Beis Yaakov eat my cooking?

  2. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    The Triangle-K!!!!

    LOL! My RCA rabbi says I can’t trust him!

  3. חַרְחֻוּר

    the following will befall those so called rabbis in israel,
    יט אָרוּר, מַטֶּה מִשְׁפַּט גֵּר-יָתוֹם–וְאַלְמָנָה; וְאָמַר כָּל
    הָעָם, אָמֵן.
    כד אָרוּר, מַכֵּה רֵעֵהוּ בַּסָּתֶר; וְאָמַר כָּל-הָעָם, אָמֵן. {ס}
    כה אָרוּר לֹקֵחַ שֹׁחַד, לְהַכּוֹת נֶפֶשׁ דָּם נָקִי; וְאָמַר כָּל-הָעָם, אָמֵן. {ס}
    כו אָרוּר, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יָקִים אֶת-דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה-הַזֹּאת–לַעֲשׂוֹת אוֹתָם; וְאָמַר כָּל-הָעָם, אָמֵן. {פ}

    אָרוּר טַנְאֲם, וּמִשְׁאַרְתֶּם. יח אָרוּר פְּרִי-בִטְנְ, וּפְרִי אַדְמָתֶם-שְׁגַר אֲלָפֶיהם, וְעַשְׁתְּרֹת צֹאנֶם. יְשַׁלַּח יְהוָה בְּם אֶת-הַמְּאֵרָה אֶת-הַמְּהוּמָה, וְאֶת-הַמִּגְעֶרֶת, בְּכָל-מִשְׁלַח יָדְם, עַד הִשָּׁמֶדְם וְעַד-אֲבָדְם מַהֵר, מִפְּנֵי רֹעַ מַעֲלָלֶם כא יַדְבֵּק יְהוָה בְּם, אֶת-הַדָּבֶר–עַד, כַּלֹּתוֹ אֹתְם, מֵעַל הָאֲדָמָה. כב יַכְּם יְהוָה בַּשַּׁחֶפֶת וּבַקַּדַּחַת וּבַדַּלֶּקֶת, וּבַחַרְחֻר וּבַחֶרֶב, וּבַשִּׁדָּפוֹן, וּבַיֵּרָקוֹן; וּרְדָפוּם, עַד אָבְדֶם. כג וְהָיוּ שָׁמֶיהָם אֲשֶׁר עַל-רֹאשְׁם, נְחֹשֶׁת; וְהָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר-תַּחְתֶּם, בַּרְזֶל. כו וְהָיְתָה נִבְלָתְם לְמַאֲכָל, לְכָל-עוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם וּלְבֶהֱמַת הָאָרֶץ; וְאֵין, מַחֲרִיד. כז יַכְּם יְהוָה בִּשְׁחִין מִצְרַיִם, ובעפלים (וּבַטְּחֹרִים), וּבַגָּרָב, וּבֶחָרֶס–אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יוּכַלוּ, לְהֵרָפֵא. כח יַכְּם יְהוָה, בְּשִׁגָּעוֹן וּבְעִוָּרוֹן .

  4. חַרְחֻוּר

    israels chief rabbis, twiddle dee and twiddle dum(b?)
    the swindler and the the child beater in his sleep !

  5. Anonymous

    It is not “hashgakha.” It is hashgaha.

    kh = khet
    h = haf

  6. Modern Jew

    Why do the overwhelming majority of Jew (including secular Jew,l reform, conversative and modern orthdox) put up with the haredi interference in our homeland and our lives. Its fine with me if they want to live like 18th century pollaks and hungarians and suck little boys dicks but when they try do define Judism screw them and the Black hats they schlepped in on. For a really good web site on haredi cults with lots of good stories visit rick ross’s site

  7. Yochanan Lavie

    The chief rabbinate is a sordid, goverment sponsored monopoly. It is an example of socialism at its worst.

  8. MS

    Ralbag’s name on the list doesn’t surprise me. In addition to Triangle K he is also now the Chief Rabbi and Av Beis Din of Holland. If he is not reliable then you can’t eat anywhere in Holland, use the mikvaot there, trust the gittin that come from there. In Europe he is regarded as a gadol ba-Torah, but in the U.S. because of politics he has been shunted aside.

  9. Nigritude Ultramarine

    Rabbi Dirtbag with his fake הכשר sure has some nerve.

  10. The Dreck hits the Fan


    A Brooklyn rabbi and his yeshiva were hit with a $20 million civil lawsuit yesterday, accusing him of molesting two students more than 25 years ago.
    One of the alleged victims said Rabbi Yehuda Kolko, 60, sexually assaulted him when he was a seventh-grade student attending Yeshiva-Mesivta Torah Temimah, an Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, religious school.

    “It happened in his car on the way to school and at recess during summer camp,” the 48-year-old man said at a press conference.

    The plaintiff, identified by his Miami lawyer, Jeffrey Herman, only as John Doe No. 1, was allegedly molested during the early 1970s over a two-year period, Herman said.

    The alleged victim charges that Kolko had instructed him to sit on his lap and hold the steering wheel while they were in Kolko’s car on the way to school as the rabbi molested him.

    Herman, who claims there are at least 15 victims, charges that school officials waged a campaign of intimidation and concealment against victims and their families to bury the accusations against the rabbi.

    School officials could not be reached for comment.

    Kolko, who lives in Midwood in a red-brick house on E. 22nd St., could not be reached for comment.

    The other plaintiff, who was not present, was identified as a 38-year-old man who was allegedly sexually abused when he was also a seventh-grader in the 1980s.

    The alleged offenses exceed New York’s three-year statute of limitations.

  11. Nigritude Ultramarine

    >A Brooklyn rabbi and his yeshiva were hit

    Isn’t Agudas Israel involve with this?

  12. Neo-Conservaguy

    “It is not “hashgakha.” It is hashgaha.

    kh = khet
    h = haf”

    Isn’t it spelled Hey-Shin-Gimmel-Cheth-Hey?

    kh = khaf/khof
    ch = ches/chet/cheth

    Cheth, properly pronounced, is a more gentle guttural – a closed Hey, really – rather than the front of mouth explosive Khaf. In technical terms, it is called a voiceless pharyngeal fricative.

  13. red

    CAMP AGUDAH is also a defendant in this case.
    Incidentally,there is legislation currently pending in the NYC COUNCIL making it mandatory for school principals to report any abuse cases to the police.
    Guess what.the AGudah is lobbying against it.I guess the gedaylim don’t give a shit about our children.

  14. Nigritude Ultramarine

    >CAMP AGUDAH is also a defendant in this case

    I thought so. I’ve been refering to Camp Agudah as Camp Ganeivah the past couple of years. This started when I found out one of the Madrichos came up with an elaborate Dikensian ploy involving the girls under her charge to defraud another institution of money. I pulled my daughter out of that camp on the spot.

    Of course, the Aguda “rabbinate” didn’t want any part of my story.

  15. a non ee moose

    I have been burnt very badly before and continue to suffer from the actions of “converts” who only 50 years ago were suckling their mothers whos husbands were busily slaughtering the local jews – possibly my relatives.

    These people have called me “amalek”. The irony.

    The jews will continue to be fucked and fuck themselves over.

    Here’s a new one:

    No more fucking converts until we solve our ideological problems.

  16. -

    >busily slaughtering the local jews – possibly my relatives

    Get over yourself.

  17. Neo-Conservaguy

    “No more fucking converts until we solve our ideological problems.”

    Tell it to Rabbi Meir, Onkelos, and The Candy Man, my angry friend.

  18. a non ee moose

    “Tell it to Rabbi Meir, Onkelos, and The Candy Man, my angry friend.”

    chabad and the evil side of judaism (Which is the majority of it) will eventually come to a crossroad in their evil ideologies. Fortunately they will be a minority of the world’s problems by that time. (And hopefully)

    you can go to hell my “head and gemara stuck in his ass” acquaintence.

  19. Neo-Conservaguy

    You first.

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