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Japan Gets First-Ever Chief Rabbi

The head of Tokyo's Chabad House, Rabbi Binyamin Edery, named as Japan's first Chief Rabbi.Moshe Cohen, 9/17/2015, 11:00 PM

Herzog: I Will Keep Jerusalem Safe

Yitzchak Herzog paid a visit to the Kotel on Sunday, where he proclaimed his loyalty to the holy site and said he prays daily.Yaakov Levi, 3/15/2015, 9:33 PM

Rabbi Yosef; Eliminate Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi

If any Chief Rabbi should stay on the job, it's he, said Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef - because his office was there first.Yaakov Levi, 9/4/2014, 9:22 AM

One Chief Rabbi Bill Passes First Reading

The Knesset on Monday voted to approve on its first reading a law that would unify the office of the Chief Rabbi.Yosef Berger, 6/23/2014, 11:00 PM

Exclusive Interview with Krakow's New Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Eliezer Gur-Ari, incumbent Chief Rabbi of Krakow, talks to Arutz Sheva on Jewish life - and anti-Semitism - in Poland.Nissan Tzur, 6/9/2014, 7:17 PM

Chief Rabbis Asked 'Help Jailed Son Keep Shabbat'

Father of 'price tag' suspect writes Chief Rabbis following reports of serious abuse of youths, including Shabbat desecration.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 5/30/2014, 11:44 AM

Iranian Chief Rabbi Dies

Rabbi Yousef Hamadani Cohen, 98, dies of illness. What's next for Jews in Iran?AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2014, 6:11 PM

Chief Rabbi Visits Religious Zionist Rav Kook Home

Rabbi Lau to attend and speak at event this Saturday night on the Torah and love of Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel).Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2013, 8:22 AM

Rabbi Metzger Arrested, Detained for Nine Days

For the second time this year, former Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger questioned by police for alleged financial improprieties.David Lev, 11/18/2013, 3:28 PM

Porush: Fewer Rabbis? Try Fewer Politicians

Hareidi MK not pleased by suggestion to elect just one chief rabbi.Maayana Miskin, 11/12/2013, 9:16 PM

Bennett: Stop the Witchhunt!

Bayit Yehudi head slams media for attacking Rabbi Lau over allegedly "racist" comments.Maayana Miskin, 7/30/2013, 3:41 PM

Rabbi Lau: My Son's Victory - Message to the Nazis

Former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau reacts to his son’s election.Yoni Kempinski and A7 staff, 7/25/2013, 8:42 AM

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Rabbi David Lau Victorious

A body of 150 rabbis and public figures voted today to elect the two new Chief Rabbis of Israel. Zionist candidates failed.Arutz Sheva, 7/24/2013, 7:42 PM

Rabbi Arusi Leaves Rabbinate Race

Rabbi Ratzon Arusi drops out of race at the last minute, six contenders remain.Maayana Miskin and Ari Soffer, 7/24/2013, 3:06 PM

"Religious-Zionists More Suitable for Chief Rabbi"

Former IDF rabbi explains why religious-Zionist rabbis are better suited to make important Jewish legal rulings.Maayana Miskin, 7/24/2013, 1:42 PM

Rabbinate Election Today, ‘Truth Will Prevail’

The race for Chief Rabbi draws to a close. Rabbi Arusi slams politics, calls to change ‘humiliating’ elections process.Maayana Miskin, 7/24/2013, 8:42 AM

High Court Rejects Appeal Against Rabbi Eliyahu

The High Court rules that Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu will be allowed to run for the position of Sephardic Chief Rabbi.Elad Benari, 7/23/2013, 1:13 AM

Weinstein: R. Eliyahu's Candidacy 'Inappropriate'

A-G will tell Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu his candidacy for Chief Rabbi is inappropriate because of statements on renting land to Arabs.Elad Benari, 7/16/2013, 2:46 AM

A-G Warns Rabbi Eliyahu on Chief Rabbi Bid

Attorney General thinks Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, candidate for chief rabbi, has some explaining to do.Gil Ronen, 7/11/2013, 7:28 PM

Olmert to Mayors: Vote for Rabbi Lau

Former PM calls to vote for ‘personal friend’ Rabbi Lau. Sources close to race say Olmert’s support unhelpful.Maayana Miskin, 7/5/2013, 12:25 PM

Deri Defends Comments: ‘Evildoer’ Doesn’t Mean Bad

Shas head defends Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s criticism of Rabbi Stav, says ‘evildoer’ is not necessarily a bad person.Maayana Miskin, 6/19/2013, 11:09 AM

‘Amar Law’ Heads toward Approval

Knesset set to allow Rabbi Shlomo Amar to serve a second term as Sephardi Chief Rabbi.Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2013, 5:05 PM

Chief Rabbi Candidate Stav: We Will Bring Change

The head of the Tzohar organization said that he is fully committed to halacha, Jewish lawDavid Lev, 6/3/2013, 10:54 PM

Bayit Yehudi’s New Plan in Rabbinate Race

Bayit Yehudi debates again on support for Chief Rabbi candidates.Maayana Miskin, 6/2/2013, 4:45 PM

Minister: Rabbi Stav is What the Public Wants

Orbach says Israelis want a chief rabbi with the ‘Tzohar spirit’ of openness, outreach.Maayana Miskin, 5/28/2013, 9:46 AM

Rabbis to Rabbi Stav: Withdraw from Rabbinate Race

Controversy continues in Chief Rabbi race as call is issued for Rabbi Stav to withdraw and support Rabbi Yaakov Ariel.Maayana Miskin, 5/26/2013, 11:43 AM

Piron: I’m Protecting Rabbi Ariel – He Would Lose

Minister Piron says he objects to Rabbi Ariel’s candidacy for the rabbi’s sake. 'He's above this.' Rabbi Druckman doesn't agree.Maayana Miskin, 5/24/2013, 10:14 AM

Meretz MK Seeks to Disqualify Rabbi Eliyahu

MK Esawi Frij says Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu should be barred from Chief Rabbi race due to racism.Maayana Miskin, 4/30/2013, 11:07 PM

Has Netanyahu Agreed to Appoint Chief Rabbi Ariel?

Prime Minister met Naftali Bennett, reportedly agreed to amend law so person over 70 could be appointed.Gil Ronen, 4/23/2013, 10:11 AM

Feiglin Proposes Move to Single Israel Chief Rabbi

Likud MK Moshe Feiglin says he plans to propose Israel move from two chief rabbis to the leadership of a sole chief rabbi.Chana Ya'ar, 4/18/2013, 12:10 PM

Chief Rabbi Candidates Discuss Judaism and State

Four candidates for the post of Chief Rabbi discuss Jewish law and state law in Israel.Maayana Miskin, 4/3/2013, 12:33 AM

Rabbi Stav: We Want a Friendlier Rabbinate

Religious Zionist candidate for post of Chief Rabbi explains what changes are needed.Yoni Kempinski & Gil Ronen, 3/11/2013, 2:57 PM