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SEPHARDI CHIEF Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef

It's time for Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef to step up or step down

The government needs to present Yosef with a choice – either help or get out of the way.

French olim arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport, July 10, 2017

New Rabbinate regulations to ease immigrant Jewish status verification

Publication of new regulations the result of more than half-a-decade of work to standardize Chief Rabbinate policy

Israel's ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer (R) greets House Rep. (D) Jerrold Nadler

Amb. Dermer forms group of rabbis to bypass established organizations

"The convening rabbis will conduct a dialogue and cooperate with the Jews of Israel on issues pertaining to the entire Jewish people.

Council of the Chief Rabbinate

Is the Chief Rabbinate becoming obsolete?

What happens when Israelis wish to act outside the confines of Jewish law, or according to an interpretation that differs from that of the conservative Chief Rabbinate?

wedding rings

Israelis marry less through rabbinate, cohabit more -survey

Some 88,000 couples live together without being married, including 83,000 couples where at least one partner is formally recognized as being Jewish.

Rabbi Motti Elon.

Rabbinate says convicted sex offender Moti Elon may be barred

Rabbi Moti Elon was convicted by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court in 2013 of two counts of indecent assault by force against a minor.

Father of divorce refuser fined 5,000 shekels a day

The Tel Aviv rabbinical court ruled nearly five years ago that the man was obligated to grant a divorce, but he ignored the ruling.

 Hundreds of members of LGBT community protest surrogacy law in Tel Aviv

575 rabbis call on Israel to implement full equality for LGBTs

“The enshrining of discrimination into law, and harmful words spoken by religious leaders, sow the seeds of hatred and brutality in the land."

OTH SERGEI AND NITZAN wanted to get married in a Jewish wedding, but they knew from the outset that

Ghosts of Soviet Jewry are strengthening Israel's Jewish future

Ghosts of the Jewish past in the former Soviet Union are helping ensure the integrity of the Jewish people in Israel.

LGBT flag on Jerusalem's King George Street, July 31, 2018

J’lem chief rabbi asks mayor to remove pride flags

Rabbi Aryeh Stern describes gay pride flags as symbolizing “the opposite” of holiness, and says he is “saddened” that the parade is taking place at all.

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