Livni and Bennett Call for One Chief RabbiLivni and Bennett distribute memorandum for bill calling for only one Chief Rabbi and separating Rabbinic Court system from Chief Rabbinate.
New Chief Rabbinate Council Members Sworn InFourteen new members sworn into Chief Rabbinate Council amid calls for national unification, criticism of new "Tzohar" law.
Nepotism and Cronyism: It's All in the FamilyThere were once, and now could have been, Chief Rabbis from whom we would derive vision, ethical example and spiritual Zionism.
Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef: I Won't Stray from the TorahRabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Israel’s new Sephardic Chief Rabbi, promises to be "the chief rabbi of everyone."
Rabbi Lau: I am Everyone's RabbiRabbi David Lau, the new Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi, says he wishes to create a society whose members respect one another and respect Judaism.
Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Rabbi David Lau VictoriousA body of 150 rabbis and public figures voted today to elect the two new Chief Rabbis of Israel. Zionist candidates failed.
"It Doesn't Matter What Kind of Kippah You Wear"Shas spiritual leader's son rejects incitement from his father's party, calls for more to be done to help agunot
Min. Orbach: Rabbinate Fuss Proves Need for ChangeAccuses hareidi leaders of “verbal hooliganism” that “quickly becomes physical."
Rabbinate: No 'Women of the Wall' Prayers Just YetThe Chief Rabbinate reiterated its position against "male-style" prayer groups for women at the Kotel, until an official decision is made
New Religious-Zionist Choice for Chief Rabbi Slot?Rabbi Yaakov Ariel may be named for chief rabbi post as no consensus is reached over three religious-Zionist candidates.
Chief Rabbi Candidates Discuss Judaism and StateFour candidates for the post of Chief Rabbi discuss Jewish law and state law in Israel.
Rabbinate Stops Kashrut Fraud in Tel AvivArutz Sheva joined the Kashrut Fraud Department of the Chief Rabbinate for their activities on the streets of Tel Aviv.
Rabbi Stav: We Want a Friendlier RabbinateReligious Zionist candidate for post of Chief Rabbi explains what changes are needed.
Law Would Require Women on Rabbi Appointment PanelUnder a law proposed by MKs from Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi, the Rabbinate's Dayanim Committee would include four women.
R. Stav: As Chief Rabbi I'll Grow Tzohar's EffortsRabbi David Stav, chairman of the Tzohar organization, officially announced his candidacy for the office of Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi.
Rabbinate: New Year's Eve Parties 'Not Kosher'The Chief Rabbinate warned hotels and restaurants that their kashrut certificates were at risk if they held New Year's Eve parties
Religious Zionist Leaders May Become Chief RabbiAfter 20 years, two Religious Zionist leaders are serious contenders for the position of Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi
Chief Rabbi Metzger Visits Kiev Beating VictimAaron Alexander Goncharov, who was nearly beaten to death in an anti-Semitic attack in Kiev on Passover, had a special visitor today
The Rabbi Avi Weiss Issue:Defending the Chief RabbinateRabbi Weiss may be qualified to attest to Jewish status, but one must also appreciate the justified apprehension of the Rabbinate regarding Open Orthodoxy’s fidelity to Orthodox norms and positions relating to more complex issues of halakhic lineage.