If you’re dating a prospective convert in Israel, then you better be able to to prove your Jewishness. A new regulation put into place by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel creates more bureaucratic difficulties for converts according to Rabbi Seth Farber of ITIM.
While this is a new regulation, this is nothing new in the treatment of converts. Frequently Jewish men, even observant men, have their Jewishness questioned when they are in serious relationships with non-Jews in the conversion process. The common question asked, “If they’re really Jewish, what are they doing with a non-Jew?”
According to The Jerusalem Post article, “Chief Rabbinate: New regulation doesn’t complicate conversion”, “The fundamental assumption of the regulation is that the Jewishness of anyone involved in a serious relationship with a non-Jew who wants to convert is questionable,” said Farber.