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Rabbi David Lau, July 24, 2013.

Haredim Yosef and Lau elected chief rabbis of Israel

Shas, UTJ mark victory over religious Zionism and Bayit Yehudi; Lau, Yosef are sons of former chief rabbis.

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
24/07/2013
From left: Rabbis David Stav, David Lau, Shmuel Eliyahu and Ya'acov Shapira

Israeli officials vote on new chief rabbis, after fierce campaign

147 out 150 eligible voters cast ballots as polls close.

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN , JPOST.COM STAFF
24/07/2013
Rabbi David Stav

Chief rabbi candidate Stav slams ‘corrupt politicians’

David Stav, in contention to become Israel's next Ashkenazi chief rabbi, says rabbinate should be ruled by "God-fearing people."

By JTA
29/06/2013
Rabbi David Stav at the Knesset

Politicians decry attack against Rabbi Stav

Liberman calls on religious leaders to publicly condemn attack against chief Ashkenazi rabbi candidate David Stav.

Rabbi David Stav

David Stav: The Bennett of the chief rabbi race?

Stav hopes that Israel’s rabbis will be more sensitive to secular values; the crux of the rabbinate’s policy, though, will remain the same.

By BEN SALES/ JTA
12/06/2013
CHIEF RABBI Amar visits soldiers outside Gaza

Can a new chief rabbi change the Israeli Rabbinate?

To get married in Israel, Dima Motel had to bring his family photo album and two of his ancestors’ birth certificates to a rabbinical court.

By JTA
29/04/2013
Rabbi Yaakov Ariel.

‘Ariel unlikely to stand for chief rabbi’

Yesh Atid, Yisrael Beytenu and Hatnua have all publicly endorsed Rabbi David Stav who is loathed by the haredim.

Rabbi David Stav: "We wait for Messiah" Nov 2011

Yisrael Beytenu backs Tzohar’s Stav for chief rabbi

Leader of national-religious group gets important political endorsement ahead of secret ballot election to replace Ashkenazi chief rabbi Metzger.

Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger

Tzohar and Rabbinate in historic agreement

National-religious Tzohar rabbis say they have agreement with rabbinate to end restrictions on its rabbis conducting weddings.

Haredi wedding in Bnei Brak

'Revolutionary' law to change rules of marriage

Haredi MKs bring no confidence motion in opposition to ‘Tzohar bill’ allowing weddings in any jurisdiction.

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