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’
Watch: A conversation between Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa Mogoeng Mogoeng and the Chief Rabbi of South Africa Warren Goldstein.
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.
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.
Though hospitalized in Moscow Hospital for coronavirus, Lazar is reportedly in good condition and is only showing mild symptoms.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.