By Anshel Pfeffer, January 14, 2010
A rabbi is causing an uproar in Israel’s strictly Orthodox community with a new book in which he insists that there is no Halachic basis for the annulment of conversions.
Rabbi Haim Amsalem, a Shas MK, has been told by his party’s leaders in the past to rein in his zeal to publish Halachic rulings.
One of the party’s ministers even said recently: “He has to decide whether he’s a politician or a rabbi.”
But Rabbi Amsalem is undeterred and his latest book, soon to be published, contains a bombshell.