Sephardic Chief Rabbi okays cigarettes

All cigarettes kosher for Passover, Israel’s Sephardi chief rabbi says.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2017, 7:53 AM

Defying ban, more haredim ascend Temple Mount

More haredim ascended the Temple Mount over Sukkot than ever before, despite many haredi rabbis prohibiting Jews from going up.Gary Willig, 10/25/2016, 9:45 PM

Former Rabbi of Aleppo, Syria, dies in New York at 93

Rabbi Yom Tov Yedid, formerly the Rabbi of the ancient Jewish community of Aleppo, dies after a distinguished career in Torah scholarship.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2016, 11:25 AM

'Your Strong Faith Moved the Entire Nation'

Chief Rabbi visits Rosenfeld family, whose son Malachi was murdered near Shvut Rachel.Uzi Baruch, 7/2/2015, 10:28 PM

Sources: Chief Rabbinate to Again Oversee Conversion

Haredi party sources said Sunday that they had reached an agreement with the Likud on rolling back recently approved rules on conversion.Moshe Cohen, 4/6/2015, 7:30 AM

Report: Chief Rabbi Yosef Traveled in Armored Car in Mexico

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef is due to return to Israel Monday after spending the past week in Mexico, under heavy security.Yaakov Levi , 2/8/2015, 5:23 PM

Chief Rabbi Praises PM's Conversion Decision

Netanyahu's move to shelve conversion liberalization wins him accolades from Chief Sephardic Rabbi.Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen, 10/22/2014, 11:08 AM

Rabbi Yosef; Eliminate Ashkenazi, Not Sephardi, 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

Hareidi MKs: Lapid Exhibiting Megalomania

Hareidi-religious MKs slam Finance Minister Yair Lapid over his remarks that he will work to fire Israel’s Chief Rabbis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2014, 4:46 AM

Lapid: Fire the Chief Rabbis

Finance Minister promises to fire Israel's chief rabbis over ruling that Jewish law forbids religious girls from enlisting in the IDF.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/10/2014, 8:29 PM

'Yishai was Told: If You Go, the Chief Rabbi Won't'

Reports of Shas infighting as current party head Aryeh Deri reportedly pressures former head Eli Yishai to not attend Rabbi Ovadia memorial.Arutz Sheva, 10/29/2013, 3:36 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Opens his Eyes

Seriously ill Torah scholar, leader briefly opens his eyes ‘in merit of prayers.’Maayana Miskin, 9/29/2013, 8:19 AM