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Former Chief Rabbi to Run in Bayit Yehudi Primaries

15 Kislev 5775 – December 7, 2014
Rabbi Rontzki began his IDF career as a special forces commando and 41 years later ended it as Chief Rabbi and Brigadier General.

PLO Campaigns to Wipe ‘Temple Mount’ Off the Media Map

16 Heshvan 5775 – November 9, 2014
Ramallah is encouraged by Obama’s implicit policy that Jews in eastern Jerusalem are “illegitimate.”

2 New Chief Rabbis Elected for Jerusalem After 10-Yr Hiatus

28 Tishri 5775 – October 22, 2014
Israel's holy capital of Jerusalem once more celebrates the election of both an Ashkenazi and Sephardic Chief Rabbi Jewish spiritual guidance in the city.

Combat Soldiers Forbidden to Fast on Tisha B’Av

5 Av 5774 – July 31, 2014
Israel's Chief Rabbis give ruling exempting IDF soldiers from fasting on Tisha B'Av.

Rabbi Attacked in Netherlands

20 Tammuz 5774 – July 18, 2014
A chief rabbi of the Netherlands said unidentified individuals hurled stones at his home in what he said was the second anti-Semitic attack on...

Who Are You? And Do You Want 1 Chief Rabbi or 2?

26 Sivan 5774 – June 24, 2014
How embarrassing.

Report: Armed Men Threatened to Burn Down Ukrainian Rabbi’s Home

5 Sivan 5774 – June 3, 2014
Armed, masked men threatened to burn down the house of one of Ukraine’s chief rabbis.

Knesset Bill to Cut Number of Chief Rabbis by 50%

19 Shevat 5774 – January 20, 2014
It's a step in the right direction. Now let's take the next, obvious step and eliminate it altogether.

Chief Rabbi Asks Families to Host Stranded Drivers on Shabbat

10 Tevet 5774 – December 13, 2013
Chief Rabbi David Lau said has urged Jerusalem families to open their doors and host drivers and passengers stranded in the mammoth snowstorm that...

Rabbi Metzger Released from Jail, Under House Arrest on Heavy Bond

24 Kislev 5774 – November 27, 2013
An Israel court has released former Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger from jail but ordered him under house arrest with a bond of nearly...

Police Say Rabbi Metzger Paid Off Friends to Shut Up

19 Kislev 5774 – November 21, 2013
Police said on Thursday they have solid evidence that former Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger offered an apartment and cash to someone in return...

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks to Join Faculty at YU and NYU

26 Heshvan 5774 – October 30, 2013
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the UK, will join the faculties of Yeshiva University and New York University

Updated: 850,000 Mourners at Rav Ovadia’s Funeral (+Video)

4 Heshvan 5774 – October 7, 2013
The gigantic contribution of Rav Ovadia to Israel cannot be measured, but one indication is the 850,000 people who attended his funeral and a huge number who did not come, knowing there was no room for many more.

Torah & Norman Solomon

28 Tishri 5774 – October 2, 2013
The idea that all of the Torah was given to Moses on Sinai is complex, rife with textual, historical, and philosophical problems.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Hospitalized Again

27 Elul 5773 – September 2, 2013
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, former Chief Sephardic Rabbi and the spiritual leader of the Shas Sephardi party, is in the Intensive Care Unit of Hadassah...

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis Appointed as UK’s New Chief Rabbi

27 Elul 5773 – September 1, 2013
On Sunday, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was appointed as the United Kingdom's new chief rabbi. Rabbi Mirvis is the Britain's 11th chief rabbi. Besides being a congregational...

Rabbi Sacks Attacking PM, Multiculturalism

13 Elul 5773 – August 19, 2013
Britain's chief rabbi, Lord Sacks, is blaming British Prime Minister David Cameron for failing to do enough to boost marriages in the UK, and...

Rabbi Arusi Quits Race for Chief Rabbi One Hour before Balloting

18 Av 5773 – July 24, 2013
Rabbi Ratzon Arusi withdrew his candidacy for Chief Sephardi Rabbi, one hour before balloting began Wednesday afternoon. His withdrawal leaves three candidates in the...

Israel to (Possibly) Select New Chief Rabbis Today

Tonight we may no who the two chief rabbis are, and it might very well be the last time there are two instead of one.

All Kinds of Kissing

11 Av 5773 – July 18, 2013
Today: hand kissing, why, when, where, who, and, most important: what the heck? Former minister of Social Affairs and former Minister of Communications Moshe Kachlon...

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