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Chief Rabbinate of Israel
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'
May 28, 2017, 4:47 pm
Chief rabbi implies immodest secular women are like animals
Yitzhak Yosef says religious people have great respect for woman's dignity; instructs male soldiers to remove spectacles if confronted with a female singer
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
April 11, 2017, 12:55 am
Sephardi chief rabbi: All cigarettes kosher for Passover
Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef says cigarettes do not need to be certified as leaven-free for holiday
March 6, 2017, 5:38 pm
Chief rabbi urges Netanyahu to speak out against US anti-Semitism
Yitzhak Yosef implores premier 'not to be silent' about recent incidents, says Jews overseas 'are looking to you'
January 30, 2017, 4:58 pm
Ultra-Orthodox MKs tell Netanyahu to cancel Western Wall compromise
A year after historic government decision, top state rabbis insist lawmakers must undo deal facilitating pluralistic prayer at holy site
January 10, 2017, 1:37 pm
The Chief Rabbi tries to undo a divorce
Protesting the notion that one rabbinic court can revoke a get issued by another: Is no divorcee's second marriage safe?
Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll
December 28, 2016, 8:05 pm
Chief rabbi: US has forsaken Israel, we can trust only in the Lord
Yitzhak Yosef says White House decision not to veto UN resolution served as 'reminder from above that we can count on no one but our Father'
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 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'