Chief Rabbinate Says No To Religious Women in IDFRabbinate forbids religious female recruits, warning enlistment threatens Jewish nature of Israel. Hatnua MK Stern opposes.
Open Orthodoxy's Real Victims: Good Enough isn't EnoughOpen Orthodoxy caused much anguish to unsuspecting converts who did not realize they were not mainstream Orthodoxy.
ADL: Rabbinate Decision 'At Expense of Jewish Unity'ADL condemns Israeli Chief Rabbinate's rejection of Rabbi Avi Weiss and 10 others as eligible Orthodox Rabbis, calling for 'Jewish unity.'
IDF Lets Female Soldiers Be Kashrut InspectorsNew position opened up for female soldiers, following new Chief Rabbinate policy allowing women inspectors.
The Rabbinate and Rabbi Weiss:Not Just a Power StruggleThe list of those that the Rabbanut will not rely upon is extensive. This list is blind to affiliation. It has lots of members with long beards and frocks. It is certainly not a list of “modern” rabbis.
Rabbinate: New Rules To Prevent Shabbat DesecrationChief Rabbinate issues letters to kashrut departments, supervisors to check businesses close doors 2 hours before Shabbat.
Dep. Minister Calls for Unified Standards in KashrutRabbi Ben-Dahan in meeting with OU decries lack of unified standards in Jewish dietary laws, calls for enforcing chief rabbinate standards.
Stern: Chief Rabbinate Dismantling ItselfHearing on religion & state discusses Chief Rabbinate's refusal to recognize all US Orthodox rabbis . Stern: Rabbinate self-destructing.
Rabbinic Treaty: Israel Chief Rabbinate Leads Jewish WorldAn historic agreement is signed between European and American rabbinical councils, declares Israeli Chief Rabbinate heads world Jewry.
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.
Religion Meets Politics as New Chief Rabbinate Council 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 Path of 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 a Jew Wears"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.
Video: 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 Rabbinical Judge Appointment PanelUnder a law proposed by MKs from Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi, the Rabbinate's Dayanim Committee would include four women.
Rabbi Stav: As Chief Rabbi I'll Expand 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 Zionists Seen as Top Choices for 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.