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Sephardic chief rabbi
July 23, 2017, 7:00 pm
Chief rabbi says Halamish terrorist should have been killed
Yitzhak Yosef tells followers that any 'Arab terrorist who comes to murder must not return alive'
July 19, 2017, 8:25 pm
Top UK Sephardi rabbi who hailed acceptance of gays to step down as clerical judge
Joseph Dweck, criticized for praising acceptance of homosexuality, apologizes for rulings; stays on as head of London's S&P synagogue
July 12, 2017, 9:41 pm
Is UK’s Sephardi rabbi fracas about more than condoning homosexuality?
After controversial statements by Joseph Dweck, one of Britain's top rabbis, some have called for his ouster. But do their claims hold water?
June 7, 2017, 8:54 am
Top UK rabbi says gay acceptance is ‘fantastic,’ sparking controversy
Leading Sephardic figure Joseph Dweck criticized for praising change in attitudes to homosexuals; Israeli chief rabbi calls it 'heresy'
April 24, 2017, 7:30 am
Ovadia Yosef’s son found guilty of breach of trust
Late Shas spiritual leader’s son Avraham, chief rabbi of Holon, demanded businesses use his brother's kosher supervision
December 15, 2016, 6:57 am
Rabbinate forms conversion vetting panel, raising hackles anew
Committee includes member who rejected New York rabbi Lookstein, who brought Ivanka Trump into Judaism and now apparently won't be accepted despite chief rabbis' promises
December 11, 2016, 9:57 pm
Sephardic chief rabbi: Women may not serve in IDF, perform national service
Echoing position by his late father, ex-chief rabbi Ovadiah Yosef, Yitzhak Yosef says mandatory draft, volunteer work forbidden
December 7, 2016, 10:16 pm
Chief Rabbinate promises to name Diaspora rabbis trusted for conversion
Sephardi Chief Rabbi says conversion of Ivanka Trump, along with many converts who want to move to Israel, will be recognized
November 20, 2016, 10:07 am
Protesters ‘decorate’ Jerusalem chief rabbi’s office with gay pride flag
Police to investigate after Meretz activists hang banner, draw rainbow colors on sidewalk in protest of Shlomo Amar's homophobic comments
November 18, 2016, 6:17 pm
Jerusalem chief rabbi calls homosexuality an ‘abomination’
Gay rights activist files police complaint against Shlomo Amar for comments during interview in which he also takes aim at Reform Jews
November 18, 2016, 12:49 am
Entire rabbinical court to rule on comatose husband divorce case
In historic first, complete bench of Supreme Rabbinical Court will decide whether lower court was right to grant 'get'
August 8, 2016, 3:05 pm
Jerusalem’s chief rabbi among 220 naturalized by Spain
Shlomo Amar receives Spanish nationality on Friday; over 4,300 Sephardic Jews have exercised new law of return
March 29, 2016, 6:48 pm
Israeli chief rabbi retracts comments scorning non-Jews
Yitzhak Yosef says remarks about gentiles being unfit to live in Israel were only 'theoretical'
March 28, 2016, 9:06 am
Chief rabbi: Non-Jews shouldn’t be allowed to live in Israel
Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef says gentiles who don't take on seven Noahide Laws should be 'expelled to Saudi Arabia'
March 13, 2016, 1:40 am
Chief rabbi urges killing of knife-wielding terrorists
In Sabbath homily, Yitzhak Yosef says attackers' deaths would deter further terrorists, Israelis 'shouldn't worry about High Court or chief of staff'