Women and children carry Torah scrolls from an old synagogue building to a new building in Nabagoye, Uganda. (Photo/Courtesy Be’chol Lashon)
Women and children carry Torah scrolls from an old synagogue building to a new building in Nabagoye, Uganda. (Photo/Courtesy Be’chol Lashon)

‘Who gets to define Judaism?’ Israel rejects Ugandan Jew’s application for citizenship again

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Israel’s Ministry of Interior denied an application for citizenship from a Ugandan convert to Judaism again, despite a ruling earlier this year recognizing non-Orthodox conversions performed in Israel, according to Haaretz.

Shira Hanau
Shira Hanau

Shira Hanau is a reporter at JTA. She was previously a staff writer at the New York Jewish Week and has written for the Forward, Columbia Journalism Review and the Harvard Divinity Bulletin.

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