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  •  Heh heh... (4+ / 0-)

    When she talks about "the grip" that the Orthodox have on immigration, what she means is that for purely political reasons, the Orthodox have managed to make themselves the final arbiter of what constitutes a converted Jew or not.  So if you convert to Judaism in the US as Conservative or Reform, you're a Jew to everybody else in the world, but not to the Orthodox Jews at Israel immigration.

    Curiously enough, this rule would seem to have the effect of keeping their voting numbers from being swamped with non-Orthodox.  Couldn't be a connection, do you think?  It couldn't be like a Ken Blackwell Ohio voting type thing, could it?  Naw...

    •  Interesting, my reply is perhaps not... (2+ / 0-)
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      Dumbo, chingchongchinaman

      and is not showing up in  my reply thread. Shorter me. birthrate is more effective than conversion as vote number keeperupper.
      thanks for your interest.

      "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

      by BlueStateRedhead on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 09:33:40 AM PST

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