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SEPHARDI CHIEF Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef
Chief rabbi patronizes women studying halacha, says Reform Judaism is fake

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef casts aspersions on ability of women to learn advanced Jewish law, accuses women seeking state accreditation for Torah studies of ‘imitating Reform Judaism’

America's George Floyd protests - conversations from South Africa - watch

Watch: A conversation between Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa Mogoeng Mogoeng and the Chief Rabbi of South Africa Warren Goldstein.

Iranian Jews
Iran's chief rabbi attacks Zionism in a rare interview

Iran's Chief Rabbi Yehuda Gerami addressed Israel-Iran relations, in light of the US airstrike that killed commander of the Quds Force Qasem Soleimani in January.

SEPHARDI CHIEF Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef
Chief rabbi: Entering hospital on Shabbat OK despite automatic thermometer

Earlier ruling by senior ultra-Orthodox rabbis stated that entry into hospital even with automatic temperature sensors was banned, apart from in life threatening situations.

Russia's chief rabbi hospitalized with coronavirus

Though hospitalized in Moscow Hospital for coronavirus, Lazar is reportedly in good condition and is only showing mild symptoms.

08/06/2020
Iran's chief rabbi says Zionists 'do not represent Judaism'

Leaders in the community have long been stressing the difference between Judaism and Zionism in order to distance themselves from Israel and prevent Iranian Jews from being considered pariahs.

yeshiva study
Chief rabbis, speakers from Orthodox spectrum in online study session

The event was organized by Yeshivat Hakotel and Rabbi Reuven Taragin, who expects upwards of 100,000 viewers to tune in to the online proceedings

 Special Rabbinical Court convenes on Sunday
Chief Rabbinate must disclose communications with RCA over testimonials

Controversy has long surrounded the way the Chief Rabbinate decides which Orthodox rabbis abroad it recognizes to give such testimony and it has still never provided clear criteria for this process.

Lauren Hoffmann covers her and her son Asa’s eyes during their Shabbat dinner in San Antonio, Texas
Unprecedented call from world's chief rabbis to unite against coronavirus

In a letter, the rabbis call on Jews to, "to adhere – with total commitment – to the health and safety protocols as set out by their country," and to keep the 'Great-Shabbat' leading up to Passover.

04/04/2020
Chief Rabbi David Lau prays at special prayer service during coronavirus outbreak, March 2020
Israel's Chief Rabbi calls for public fast day amid coronavirus outbreak

For those who can't fast, Lau asked that they take on a "ta'anit dibur," a practice in which one abstains from all speech that does not concern Torah or prayer.

23/03/2020
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