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'Torah institutions flowering thanks to Netanyahu'

Leading rabbis and politicians take part in sheva brachot of Chief Rabbi Yosef's youngest daughter, and recall Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.Orli Harari, 6/3/2016, 2:30 PM

Sephardi Chief Rabbi marries off youngest daughter

Leading political and religious figures join thousands of other well-wishers at wedding of Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef's youngest daughter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2016, 4:08 PM

Chief Rabbi: Ind. Day Hallel without blessing

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef's ruling based on that of his father, Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef.Haim Lev, 5/13/2016, 12:54 PM

Chief Rabbi: Could we study without soldiers?

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yosef on Independence Day calls to be grateful to secular founders of Israel, urges spiritual independence too.Hezki Baruch, 5/12/2016, 4:26 PM

High Court: Private conversions get citizenship

Chief Rabbi slams giving official recognition to 'unsupervised pirate conversion industry,' MK Smotrich vows to draft a bill against it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2016, 6:46 PM

Chief Rabbi: Killing downed terrorists forbidden

Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef says remarks on gentiles in Israel were taken out of context, insists he believes in tolerance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2016, 11:57 AM

Chief Rabbi: Gentiles must keep Noahide Laws

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef says according to Jewish law, only gentiles who observe the Seven Noahide Laws can live in Israel.Shoshana Miskin, 3/27/2016, 10:29 PM

Meeting between Netanyahu, chief rabbis canceled

Scheduled meeting on allocation of a non-Orthodox prayer space at the Kotel abruptly canceled.Hezki Baruch, 3/6/2016, 3:46 AM

Chief Rabbi: No photos of terror casualties

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef says people should avoid looking at photos and videos of bloodied victims.Gil Ronen, 11/19/2015, 9:48 PM

'The PA Acts Just Like ISIS'

Official delegation led by Sephardic Chief Rabbi assesses damage to Joseph's Tomb, finds 'the PA was involved.'Yoni Kempinski, 10/19/2015, 7:53 AM

Chief Rabbi: Kohen Who Kills Terrorist Can Bless

A Kohen who kills a terrorist may still recite the priestly blessing of peace, says Rabbi Yosef.Hezki Baruch, 10/18/2015, 6:52 PM

Public Officials Rally Behind Givat Zev Synagogue

Sephardic Chief Rabbi, several MKs call to keep synagogue standing despite Supreme Court demolition order.Shimon Cohen, 10/6/2015, 8:37 AM

Rabbis Disagree on Safety of Jews Visiting Kotel

Gur Rebbe reportedly bars followers from visiting Western Wall in light of stabbings; Sephardic Chief Rabbi urges Jews to visit.Tova Dvorin, 10/4/2015, 2:27 PM

Watch: Chief Rabbi Leads Prayer Rally at the Kotel

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yosef calls prayers to show defiance after stabbing attack, urges Jews to turn out at site in demand for security.Chaim Lev, 10/4/2015, 12:31 AM

Rabbis Urge Religious Leaders to Condemn Violence

Rabbis David Lau, Yitzhak Yosef warn interfaith leaders they expect all faiths to uphold right to worship at holy sites, i.e. Temple Mount.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2015, 2:14 PM

Chief Rabbinate 'Fighting for its Very Survival'

At the grave of Israel's first Chief Rabbi, Sephardic Chief Rabbi urges Opposition leader to 'follow in his grandfather's footsteps.'Ari Soffer, 7/12/2015, 1:55 PM

Chief Rabbi Tells UN's Ban: Fight the Boycott

Rabbi Yosef addresses World Congress of Religious Leaders, warns 'words can kill' and recites a Jewish prayer for peace.Orli Harari, 6/10/2015, 2:57 PM

Toulouse Memorial: Chief Rabbi Urges French Aliyah

Israeli Sephardic Chief Rabbi makes call at 3rd anniversary of anti-Semitic mass-murder; 'The rabbis should leave at the end.'Yoni Kempinski, 5/14/2015, 3:18 PM

Chief Rabbi Lau: Next Year on the Temple Mount

At mass priestly blessing, chief rabbis add their blessings to Jewish people; 'Next year may we be blessed up at top of the Mount.'Meir Sela, Ari Yashar, 4/6/2015, 1:43 PM

Teen Killed in Hamas Car Attack Laid to Rest

Shalom Ba'adani, grandson of Shas sage, laid to rest; at the funeral, Sephardic Chief Rabbi calls for Jews to stop ascending Temple Mount.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/7/2014, 12:30 PM

Chief Rabbis Decry Old City Mass Christian Prayers

For first time since liberation of Old City, mass Christian prayer at southern wall of Temple Mount planned for Hoshana Rabbah.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 9/22/2014, 12:06 PM

Putin: 'I support the struggle of Israel'

Warm meeting between delegation of rabbis, led by Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, and Russian leader.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 7/10/2014, 8:15 PM

Feature: Huckabee in the Holy Land

Mike Huckabee meets with Chief Rabbis, political and religious figures, in show of solidarity for Israel when it needs it most.Daniel Perez, 6/24/2014, 12:10 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

Chief Rabbi Rejects King David's Tomb Reports

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef says transfer request for King David's Tomb to Vatican 'never happened,' would not be considered at all.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 5/11/2014, 6:31 PM

Chief Rabbis: No Firecrackers Ahead of Purim

Rabbis note the firecrackers are life-threatening and that the Torah forbids purposely endangering one's life.Tova Dvorin , 3/4/2014, 5:18 PM

Chief Rabbi: Cell Phones Inhibit Torah Study

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef attacks religious judges and teachers who use cell phones with unfiltered internet access.Gil Ronen, 2/24/2014, 11:25 AM

MK Slams 'Communist' Lapid

In contrast to Jewish Home MK's attack on 'Comrade Lapid's' threats against Chief Rabbinate, Bennett notably silent.Ari Yashar, 1/13/2014, 12:00 PM

Chief Rabbinate Says No To Religious Women in IDF

Rabbinate forbids religious female recruits, warning enlistment threatens Jewish nature of Israel. Hatnua MK Stern opposes.Ari Yashar, 1/9/2014, 8:47 PM

Netanyahu Meets New Chief Rabbis

Tells newly elected rabbis: "You are, first and foremost, the rabbis of the non-religious public.”Gil Ronen, 7/25/2013, 7:27 PM

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef: I Won't Stray from the Torah

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Israel’s new Sephardic Chief Rabbi, promises to be "the chief rabbi of everyone."Elad Benari, 7/25/2013, 5:15 AM