A chareidi girl and a chareidi IDF officer got engaged after they met on a shidduch. When the couple went to the rabbinate to register for marriage, they were shocked to learn that the officer wasn’t Jewish.
The chosen, despite having studied in a yeshiva, was unaware that the man was not Jewish and turned to religious authorities for help.
After speaking with rabbis with expertise in geirus, it was forwarded to lawyer Rabbi Shaul Naftalin, who brought the rare circumstance before the Jerusalem Beis Din.
Rabbi Mordechai Ralbag started two hearings and looked into the situation right away.
After consulting with his rabbis and superiors, the officer should go through a quick 24-hour conversion.
Rabbi Asher Ehrentrau, a representative of the chief rabbinate, Rabbi Yechiel Lerner, a Montreal Dayan, and Rabbi Yermi Cohen, the president of the Paris Beis Din, were present at the conversion and mikve immersion.