israeli rabbinate

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.

Dubi Haiyun in front of the President's residence, July 19, 2018
Anger in Jewish world grows over detention of Conservative rabbi

The Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative Movement said it was “outraged” by the incident.

Council of the Chief Rabbinate
The disintegration of the Chief Rabbinate

Is it any wonder so many Israelis have lost confidence in the Chief Rabbinate?

A couple stands underneath a ‘huppa’ during their secular wedding ceremony in Tel Aviv.
Foreign ministry apologizes for 'alternative marriages' vid

“I think we erred, we made a mistake,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said in an Army Radio interview.

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