Oregon, Surrogacy, and Gay Israeli Couples

Rabbi Michael Cahana tells him to dip the baby completely underwater for her mikveh — that is, her conversion to Judaism.

Amir and his husband, Ilan, came to Oregon from Israel last month to collect twins from a surrogate mother in the city of Bend.

As Judaism is traditionally passed on by the mother, and neither the surrogate nor the egg donor were Jewish, the babies need to be converted.

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