chief rabbinate of israel

Settlers alarmed as Ariel Rabbinical Court reduces operating hours

The court provides services on family law, property disputes, wills, inheritance and more to tens of thousands of settlers.

Conversion in Israel: The tug of war between the state, rabbinate

How did conversion to Judaism get caught in up the midst of an Israeli political controversy over the Law of Return and identifying who is a Jew?


Can remote civil marriage break the Chief Rabbinate’s monopoly?

SOCIAL AFFAIRS: The decision could have wide-ranging implications, including opening an additional loophole for same-sex marriages and other legally disputed unions.

Grapevine: Protecting pedestrians

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Bill to reform Chief Rabbinate nixed in Knesset plenum

The bill aimed to introduce women and religious-Zionist representatives into the election committee and make the process more transparent.

Israel's Chief Rabbinate needs the courage to reform - opinion

Seventy years of religious repression, civil marriage and intermarriage have brought many people of Jewish descent to Israel who are not halachically Jewish.


Save the rabbinate from Israel and Israelis from the rabbinate - opinion

There has never been a central, monopolist authority over conversions (or any other religious function) in Jewish history, nor does it exist in the present outside of Israel.


Chief Rabbi Lau visits shiva of alleged rapist Chaim Walder

Lau was photographed in a tent that was set up outside the Walder home for the shiva. 

The rabbinate must be reformed to be more welcoming - editorial

The rabbinate has become a restricted club of only one sector of Israeli society, and attempts to diversify it are met with strong opposition.

Religious Services Minister plans law to exempt rabbis from political comments restrictions

Minister Matan Kahana's comments were criticized since municipal chief rabbis are in effect never subject to disciplinary procedures despite gross violations of the regulations.

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