In response to the the Sephardi chief rabbi's comments, Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman demand that he be fired.
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef spoke out against MK Itamar Ben-Gvir's visits to the Temple Mount, claiming that he desecrates God's name by going there.
"The sorrow and pain of the Jews of Ukraine touched the hearts of all Jews around the world," Israel's chief rabbis wrote in a letter.
Change system and criteria for choosing next chief rabbis long before the next vote in 2023
Everyone should learn Torah, plenty of it, but it’s rather hard to learn Torah without the aid of the skills imparted by what is called the core curriculum.
The chief rabbi spoke proudly of not finishing school or having a high school diploma, and said learning Torah was far more important.
Association of over 40 rabbis in 14 Muslim-majority countries helps local Jewish communities with communal needs and relations with governments
The small, fringe group that is spreading the misinformation is denying infection rates, insisting that the virus is only a light flu, and that the whole thing is a conspiracy
The coronavirus pandemic has continued to ravage Israel, with a notable rise in cases among the ultra-Orthodox population.
He will also invest Rabbi Levi Duchman as Rabbi of the Emirati Jewish community.