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Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and Aryeh Deri meeting
Eli Yishai rejects ministerial job in exchange for closing Yahad party

Reconciliation efforts of the long-standing feud are afoot between Shas, Yahad, Chief Rabbi Yosef and Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Amar.

Aryeh Deri
Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Shalom Cohen backs Deri after leaked tape

“Behold, I give my support to our faithful emissary who works for the sake of Heaven, who respects and appreciates our rabbis and the merit of many rests in his hands."

Shlomo Amar
Chief rabbi rage: A toxic clash of religion and politics

Amar, who referred to non-Orthodox Jews as “cursed” and people “who do every injustice in the world,” expressed himself in an exceptionally inappropriate manner for a man who holds an official title and who receives a salary from the state.

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Activists adorn Jerusalem chief rabbi's office with LGBT flag after anti-gay remarks

Pro-LGBT rights activists hoist the rainbow colors of the LGBT "Pride" movement outside rabbi's bureau in protest of disparaging remarks he made against the community.

Shlomo Amar
Analysis: Amar’s victory means threats of a split in Shas will subside

The elections for chief rabbis of Jerusalem this week and Amar’s victory could be a watershed moment for the future of Shas and the Sephardi haredi sector.

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
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.

Peres with Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar
The Chief Rabbi and the car mechanic

iEngage: The Chief Rabbi could nurture a Jewish public space that transcends what divides us.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
Yosef okays Amar-Ariel deal

According to deal, both parties will support candidacies of Rabbis Ariel and Amar for positions of Ashkenazi and Sephardi chief rabbi, respectively.

Rabbi Haim Druckman
Bayit Yehudi: No deal with Shas on chief rabbinate

Party spokesman denies deal has been agreed on with Shas to cooperate on election of two new chief rabbis.

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