Former Chief Rabbi signs plea bargain

Former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger signs plea bargain confessing to charges of accepting $2.6 million in bribes; to serve 3.5 years in prison.Gary Willig, 1/24/2017, 5:38 PM

Exposé: Chief Rabbi Metzger Encouraged Crony to Lie Over Funds

Leaked recordings reveal that Metzger told an associate to play dumb, fake 'donations to the poor' to cover up corruption scandal.Tova Dvorin, 4/17/2015, 11:04 AM

Former Chief Rabbi 'Suffering’ in Custody

Friends say Rabbi Metzger is clearly suffering due to his latest arrest. ‘He’s innocent.’Maayana Miskin, 11/19/2013, 4:51 PM

Peres Welcomes New Chief Rabbis, Snubs Old Ones

Peres welcomes new Chief Rabbis of Israel in formal ceremony; outgoing Chief Rabbis not invited.Maayana Miskin, 8/14/2013, 1:25 PM

Migdal Ha'emek’s Rabbi Grossman Decides Not to Run for Top Spot

Migdal Ha'emek Chief Rabbi Yitzchak David Grossman has announced he will not run for the position of Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel.Hana Julian, 6/24/2013, 3:20 PM

Rabbi Metzger Withdraws from Religious Court Duties

Chief Ashkenazi rabbi steps down from some duties as corruption probe continues. He maintains innocence.Maayana Miskin, 6/23/2013, 11:00 AM

‘Police Used Rabbi Metzger to Make Up for Barnoar’

Supporters of Rabbi Metzger accuse police of ‘atrocious’ slander, say rabbi’s innocence will come to light.Maayana Miskin, 6/21/2013, 11:30 AM

Rabbi Metzger Released to House Arrest

The Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi of Israel released to house arrest after being questioned for 10 hours by the anti-fraud unit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2013, 1:12 AM

Chief Rabbis Laud Pope's Work to Fight Anti-Semitism

Israel’s chief rabbis respond to the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, say that he worked hard to fight anti-Semitism., 2/12/2013, 1:13 AM

Chief Rabbis: Show Our Thanks for the Rain By Helping the Poor

In a letter, Israel's Chief Rabbis expressed their gratitude to G-d for the heavy rains Israel has received this winter seasonDavid Lev, 1/7/2013, 10:24 PM

Israel's Chief Rabbis to Europe: Investigate Anti-Semitism

Israel's chief rabbis send letter to the President of the European Council, urge him to work to stop anti-Semitism.Elad Benari, 1/3/2013, 5:15 AM

Chief Rabbi Lights Hanukkah Candles at Kotel Katan (Small Wall)

Hanukkah candle lighting have been taking place at the Small Wall, or Kotel HaKatan, in the Old City of Jerusalem. Ben Bresky, 12/13/2012, 8:28 PM

Chief Rabbi: Israel Will Win – with or without US

Israel will defeat Iran, with or without the US, says Chief Rabbi Metzger, who asks Jews to focus on good relations with others. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/25/2012, 12:43 PM

Rabbi Metzger: German Circumcision Judge Was Naïve – or Silly

The German judge who ruled that circumcision is a criminal act was naïve, and perhaps even silly, Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger said. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/22/2012, 10:28 AM

Rabbi Metzger to Address German Officials Over Circumcision

Following controversy regarding circumcision in Germany, Israel’s Chief Rabbi will work to accelerate local legislation on the issue.Elad Benari, 8/21/2012, 3:12 AM

'Rabbi Elyashiv - One of a Kind'

Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger speaks about Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv: He always lived modestly. Give him a holy book and that's all he needed.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 7/18/2012, 5:43 PM

Rabbi Metzger on Hagai Amir: A Shame and a Disgrace

Israel’s Chief Rabbi strongly condemns Hagai Amir for failing to show remorse for conspiring to murder PM Yitzchak Rabin.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/4/2012, 9:39 PM

Chief Rabbi Metzger Visits Kiev Beating Victim

Aaron Alexander Goncharov, who was nearly beaten to death in an anti-Semitic attack in Kiev on Passover, had a special visitor todayGabe Kahn, 4/19/2012, 6:58 PM

Chief Rabbi Metzger: Appoint Solberg to Supreme Court

Israel’s Chief Rabbi: Gush Etzion resident Judge Noam Solberg should be appointed to the Supreme Court. Diiversity needed in the courts.Elad Benari, 11/21/2011, 2:15 AM

Chief Rabbis Condemn Mosque Fire, Say It May be Libel

Israel's chief rabbis condemn anti-Muslim acts while visiting burnt Tuba Zangria mosque. Rabbi Amar: Arson may be a blood libel. Gabe Kahn., 10/3/2011, 8:35 PM

Chief Rabbi to Diaspora Jews: "Good and Sweet" Year - Why Both?

Rabbi Yona Metzger greets Diaspora Jewry, asks why Jewish people wish each other both a good year and a sweet year on Rosh Hashanah.Elad Benari & Uzi Baruch, 9/28/2011, 12:50 PM

Video: Rabbi Metzger Blesses Glenn Beck's Israel Event

Ahead of his upcoming rally in Israel, Glenn Beck meets Israel's Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger.Elad Benari, 8/12/2011, 3:15 AM

Chief Rabbis: This is a Time for Self-Examination

Israel's Chief Rabbis issue special call in preparation for Tisha B'Av. "We must remove the jealousy and hatred, and increase love."Elad Benari, 8/8/2011, 10:43 AM

250 Thousand Students Study Torah for Pollard and Shalit

Thousands of students conclude a special Torah study project for Jonathan Pollard and Gilad Shalit. 700 of them gather for an exciting ceremony. Elad Benari, 3/29/2011, 5:04 PM

Israel's Chief Rabbis Visit IDF's Chief Rabbi

Israel’s chief rabbis, Rabbi Yona Metzger and Rabbi Shlomo Amar, met on Sunday with Chief Military Rabbi Rafi Peretz and his staff.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 2/21/2011, 1:11 AM

Special Organ Donor Cards To Be Offered To Religious Public

In order to encourage religious organ donation, a special donor card will allow harvesting only according to the strictest letter of Jewish law.Malkah Fleisher, 8/24/2009, 4:10 PM