Comments on: Israel to fund Reform conversions to Judaism? Not so fast. Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Josh Thu, 21 May 2009 15:04:13 +0000 I really don’t understand why they keep using the term ‘ultra-Orthodox’. This is the main stream of observant Jews who follow the religion, they constitute a significant part of the popluation, and the public generally relies on they rulings on all religious matters. The people who are trying to undermine their authority are almost always secular people who do not care about religion in the first place.