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Former Chief Rabbi to Run in Bayit Yehudi Primaries

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

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

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

Israel's Chief Rabbis give ruling exempting IDF soldiers from fasting on Tisha B'Av.

Rabbi Attacked in Netherlands

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...

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

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%

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Rabbi Eliyahu Ignores A-G’s Ruling Him Out as Chief Rabbi

Attorney General Weinstein told Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu that the courts probably would not allow him to be Chief Sephardi Rabbi have not dissuaded...

Poland’s Chief Rabbi Threatens to Quit over Kosher Slaughter Ban

Poland’s chief rabbi said he will resign if a definitive ban on kosher slaughter is imposed in the country. “I cannot imagine serving as chief...

Shas Finally Selects Chief Rabbi Candidate

After much jockeying and infighting, it appears that Shas has finally chosen its candidate for Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel. Among the candidates were...

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Recovering from Back Surgery

Shas party’s spiritual leader and former Chief Sephardi Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is recovering from major back surgery at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in...

Can This be True?

Rabbi Metzger denies everything. I hope that’s true.

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