Category Archives: R. Gavriel Cohen

Israel is not sending its best into Chief Rabbinate. “Former Chief Rabbi Of Israel Heading To Prison”

Who would have thought that you can just buy your conversion to Judaism? NEWS: According to latest reports, a plea bargain agreement is being worked out by which former Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Yona Metzger will accept a prison … Continue reading

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Yosef K: My Conversion with Rabbi Gavriel Cohen 2007-2008

Yosef K. writes: I grew up in a Muslim family from Iran. Half of my life I lived in Kuwait, and the other half I was in the US. Even though my father comes from a very religious Muslim family, … Continue reading

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How Many People Convert To Orthodox Judaism Each Year In The USA?

I believe the number is less than 100. I am not sure about the statistics in the following article. I believe that conversions through Sephardic rabbis Gavriel Cohen and Samuel Ohana often run to $5,000, and through other Batei Din … Continue reading

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Former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger Charged With Taking Bribes

Rabbi Gavriel Cohen of Los Angeles is also charged with taking bribes. Rabbi Cohen told me today via email that these charges are “unfounded.” Reactions in the Los Angeles Orthodox community seem evenly divided between those who are surprised by … Continue reading

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Beit Din Of Beverly Hills Award Vacated By Los Angeles Superior Court

On July 21, 2005, the Los Angeles Superior Court vacated the award of the Bet Din of Beverly Hills (the psak of R. Gavriel Cohen). The dispute is within a family over the ownership of the synagogue Yad Avraham (12426 … Continue reading

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