Recently the supreme court in Israel ruled that non Jews who convert through reform or conservative also are to be considered Jewish. This is exactly what the Lubavitcher Rebbe cried about over thirty years ago: the issue of “mihu Yehudi” , who is a Jew. The Torah clearly says that only a non Jew who coverts through orthodox Judaism and adopts a Torah observant lifestyle can be considered a true and sincere Jew. For a non Jew to want to use the name “Jew” as their identity, yet not observe the Torah or mitzvot, is something which is not sincere and has no purpose. What is the point of that? Furthermore, it affects the generations and descendants of the Jewish nation: those non Jews who are not properly converted would then marry Jews and have children who are not truly Jewish and over time it is very confusing and causes a loss of Jewish souls, G-d forbid! And for what purpose?? If a non Jew does not want to convert properly, why pretend or why wish to call themselves Jewish? If for the purpose of marriage, that is precisely the problem! Why cause pain and destruction to the Jewish nation by destroying generations through not being converted properly?
Also, considering all the non Jews who do convert properly and become observant, it is a slap in their faces for someone to do a “quick” conversion and then want to use the term “Jewish”. It cheapens Torah and the laws of conversion.
The Jewish nation has gone through so much persecution, suffering and generations of challenges. We stood at the foot of Mount Sinai and received the Torah from the Almighty Himself. We build the Beit Hamikdash and had a revelation of holiness that no other nation has been privy to. It is a privilege to be a Jew, but also a responsibility. One cannot just become a Jew overnight. A person is either born into the Jewish nation….or must convert according to the laws of Torah. Otherwise, it has no value. It is not like other religions whereby people can simply “choose” what to follow. Judaism is not a religion actually. Being Jewish is one’s essence. It cannot be changed and it cannot be acquired through man made laws or opinions. It is a gift from the Almighty and it is not to be taken lightly.
It is time to stand up for truth and not allow the secular world to dictate our laws. It is time to defend Torah, not compromise on it.