Sunday, July 25, 2010

My husband explains the Rotem conversion bill . . .

. . . more or less.

Me: "I don't understand why the bill insists on the use of municipal rabbis. Why aren't Tzohar rabbis included? Why can't would-be converts go to congregational rabbis, as frequently happens in the US?

My husband: "It's like me doing an audit for a company seeking a loan. If the bank doesn't know me, the chances of the bank accepting my report are greatly reduced."

"Why? Isn't your CPA license a good enough credential?

"Is every doctor qualified to perform surgery? It's the same with CPAs. The banks are looking for a CPA whose firm prepares plenty of audits, or someone in private practice who's had a lot of auditing experience. CPAs need to specialize, just as doctors do."

"So you're saying that conversions need to be performed by rabbis with special expertise in the laws of conversion? You think that that's what Rotem may have had in mind?"



Blogger Tzipporah said...

That's a VERY, VERY generous reading of the Rotem bill.

A more appropriate analogy would be that banks will only accept loan applications from companies whose auditors don't accept the number "0" as real.

Tue Jul 27, 02:21:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Tzipporah, that post deserves a link.

Ms. Tech-Challenged here thanks Kiwi the Geek for her instructions for creating a hyperlink in a comment, which I'm passing on to my commenters:

[A HREF="put the link here"]put the text here, whatever you want the reader to click on[/A]

For every [, substitute an <.
For every ], substitute an >.

Wed Jul 28, 10:56:00 AM 2010  

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