Jewish Home Minister: Fewer permits to work on Shabbat

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel meets with Chief Rabbinate Council, calls on other ministers to cut number of permits to work on Shabbat.Hezki Baruch, 1/16/2017, 3:31 PM

Chief Rabbis discuss criteria for recognizing Diaspora rabbis

The Chief Rabbinate Council met to discuss the criteria for recognizing marriage, divorce and conversions performed by Diaspora rabbis.Chezki Baruch, 12/14/2016, 3:22 PM

Chief Rabbinate: No compromises on holiness of Shabbat

Chief Rabbis publish special statement following brouhaha over Israel Railways construction on Shabbat. 'We are not like other nations.'Hezki Baruch, 9/8/2016, 7:34 PM

Chief Rabbinate criticizes Kotel Rabbi

Chief Rabbinate Council implicitly criticizes Rabbi Rabinowitz for promoting the government’s outlined division of Kotel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2016, 7:26 PM

Rabbinate: Mothers will pay child support, too

Council of Chief Rabbinate in revolutionary decision says child support law must conform with modern reality.Ido Ben Porat, 12/1/2015, 11:56 AM

Chief Rabbi Condemns Murder: 'Not the Way of the Torah'

Rabbi Lau sharply condemns murder of Arab teen after confessions made, calls on Arab leaders to stop escalation of violence.Ari Yashar, 7/7/2014, 1:57 PM

Religion Meets Politics as New Chief Rabbinate Council Sworn In

Fourteen new members sworn into Chief Rabbinate Council amid calls for national unification, criticism of new "Tzohar" law.Ari Yashar, 10/31/2013, 6:08 PM

Nepotism and Cronyism: It's All in the Family

There were once, and now could have been, Chief Rabbis from whom we would derive vision, ethical example and spiritual Zionism. Rabbi Yehudah Brown, 8/8/2013, 7:49 AM

Chief Rabbi Declares War on Funding Reform 'Rabbis'

Rav Shlomo Amar: can such a decision be made without consulting the Council of the Chief Rabbinate?Gil Ronen, 6/17/2012, 8:26 PM