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PA manufacturers lose kashrut due to security risk

The Civil Administration refuses to allow kashrut supervisors to enter the PA due to security risks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2016, 9:43 AM

Rabbis Set Up 'Independent' Conversion Courts

A group of rabbis has set up a “competing” independent of Jewish Court of Law (Beit Din) which will exclusively handle conversions.Moshe Cohen, 8/10/2015, 6:51 PM

New Kosher Law to Shore Up 'Holes' in Supervision

A new law that would significantly restrict the definition of 'kosher' at food establishments was approved for legislation Sunday.Moshe Cohen, 7/19/2015, 7:16 PM

Rabbanut Warns Against False Kashrut on Cheese

Several cheeses being sold may have foreign kashrut approval, but are not licensed under the Rabbinate.Yishai Karov, 5/20/2015, 8:04 PM

Rabbi Lau: Beware 'Fake Rabbi Kashrut' Proposal

A proposal by the Attorney General could cause grievous damage to kosher consumers, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi David Lau said.Moshe Cohen, 5/6/2015, 5:06 PM

Inspectors Seize 20 Tons of 'Phony Food'

Inspectors detained and destroyed some 20 tons of meat and other food items that had not been inspected or approved by Israeli authorities.Moshe Cohen, 12/9/2014, 9:34 PM

MK: No Prison for 'Off Record' Marriages

An MK seeks to change a law which threatens prison for Israelis who don't tell the Rabbinate they are married.Yaakov Levi, 11/30/2014, 3:52 PM

Rabbinate: For Sabbath's Sake, Postpone Lag B'Omer

The Chief Rabbinate on Sunday asked that Lag B'omer celebrations be delayed by a day this year, in order to prevent Sabbath violations.Yosef Berger, 5/11/2014, 3:59 PM

Record Number of Rabbis Graduate from YU

Dean of US Modern Orthodoxy's flagship rabbinical seminary explains how his boys are bucking the trend of US assimilation rates.Ari Soffer, 3/19/2014, 2:56 PM

Mikvah Workers Outraged by Fine for Nosiness

Female mikvah supervisors upset by proposed law that threatens 50,000 shekel fine for asking unwanted questions.Maayana Miskin, 3/2/2014, 10:47 AM

French Oleh Seeks 'Shabbat Restos' for Jerusalem

Immigrant oleh French businessman Laurent Levy wants Jerusalem restaurants to open on Shabbat - and remain kosher.David Lev, 2/13/2014, 7:57 PM

Jewish Home MK to Lapid: Apologize to Chief Rabbis

MK Yoni Chetboun slammed Finance Minister, who wants the rabbis sacked over a statement against women in the military.David Lev, 1/12/2014, 6:04 PM

Tzohar Law Takes Effect

Religious-Zionist community embraces Tzohar Law, praises benefit of competitive services, accessibility of Jewish marriage in Israel.Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2013, 9:18 AM

Proposal: 'Kosher Cops' to Take on Kashrut Fraud

A new proposal by Deputy Minister in charge of Religious Affairs Eli Ben-Dahan would establish a unit to battle Kashrut fraudDavid Lev, 12/30/2013, 8:53 PM

Tzohar: Release List of Approved Diaspora Rabbis

Rabbi David Stav, Tzohar's director, calls on Rabbinate to released list of rabbis abroad who can legally determine Jewish status.Tova Dvorin, 11/11/2013, 9:33 PM

Women of the Wall Calls in US Reserves

Three Reform missions from US called in to swell group numbers for organization's 25th anniversary; leader has called to scrap rabbinate.Ari Yashar, 11/4/2013, 2:38 PM

MK: Make CEOs Responsible for Animal Abuse

Exposure of animal cruelty leads MK to propose new criminal law. Rabbis join investigation.Maayana Miskin, 11/3/2013, 2:53 PM

New Law Lets Marrying Couples Pick Their Rabbi

Couples can now marry in any city or town in the country, select rabbi they feel comfortable with, making Jewish marriage easier.David Lev, 10/28/2013, 10:10 PM

MK Praises Civil Marriage: ‘The Time has Come’

Yesh Atid MK recalls her 30-second US marriage ceremony with satisfaction, calls for civil ceremonies in Israel.Maayana Miskin, 10/9/2013, 4:27 PM

Rabbinate: Tons of Rice Infected With Bugs

The Chief Rabbinate on Sunday warned Israelis to check their rice – for bugsDavid Lev, 9/15/2013, 9:25 PM

Rabbinate Weighs in on Kaparot Controversy

The Rabbinate supports use of chickens for ‘atonement’ ritual – but with caution.Maayana Miskin, 9/11/2013, 2:42 AM

Ramle Slaughterhouse: Not Kosher

Chief Rabbinate of Israel made ​​it clear today that kosher certificate granted by Ramle Rabbinate to slaughterhouse Tal Hal Iska is invalidKochava Rozenbaum, 8/13/2013, 8:26 PM

Bennett: They’re Trying to Scare Us

Bennett: No need to fear staying in our land.Maayana Miskin, 7/26/2013, 12:52 PM

Lapid: Rabbinate Irrelevant

Lapid: Rabbinate ‘irrelevant' - what Israel needs is civil marriage, gay marriage and freedom from religion.Maayana Miskin, 7/25/2013, 4:45 PM

Ben-Dahan: Results show Rabbi Yosef’s Power

Deputy Minister: religious-Zionist rabbis lost because the religious-Zionist community has no Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.Maayana Miskin, 7/25/2013, 1:43 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

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

Rabbi Simcha Kook Slams Enlistment Plans

The Chief Rabbi of Rehovot says some want to fight Torah learning because they see its impact, criticizes Chief Rabbinate candidacy.Maayana Miskin, 6/16/2013, 7:35 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

Jewish Home Split over Rabbinate Vote

Frustration in Jewish Home party as support split between Rabbi Ariel, Rabbi Stav.Maayana Miskin, 5/22/2013, 7:38 PM

Proposal: Rabbis Cannot Take Payment for Weddings

A new proposal would see state-employed rabbis banned from taking payment for conducting marriages in their jurisdiction. Maayana Miskin, 5/19/2013, 9:28 AM

Rabbinate: Yom Ha'atzma'ut a Day to Praise G-d

Yom Ha'atzma'ut is a day to thank G-d for the miracles of Israel, the Rabbinate saidDavid Lev, 4/15/2013, 8:29 PM

Rabbinate Busts Fake Kosher Greens Ring

The Rabbinate’s anti-fraud branch finds leafy vegetables wrongly labeled as kosher using kosher company’s bags.Maayana Miskin, 4/5/2013, 9:41 AM

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

For the First Time, Religious ‘Status Quo’ Out

For the first time in Israel’s history, the coalition agreement does not include a commitment to the religious-secular “status quo.”Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar, 3/17/2013, 11:20 AM

Bennett’s First Speech: ‘Fearless Leadership’

Naftali Bennett takes on tycoons, unions and the Rabbinate in his first Knesset speech, and calls for “fearless leadership.”Maayana Miskin, 2/12/2013, 8:27 PM

Campaign: Make Chief Rabbinate More Relevant

The Tzohar organization undertakes a PR campaign to connect the Chief Rabbinate to the Israeli public. It is even on Facebook.Maayana Miskin, 8/24/2012, 9:28 AM

Ministry: Get Ready for 'Kosher Electricity'

The Infrastructures Ministry, in cooperation with the Israel Electric Company, is seeking to introduce 'kosher electricity' to Israel.David Lev, 12/16/2011, 12:10 AM

Boy Sues to be Youngest Rabbi

A 14-year-old who took the ordination exam has sued to force the Rabbinate to grade his test and declare him a rabbi if he passed it.Maayana Miskin, 10/11/2010, 8:15 AM

Organ Donor Criteria are Kosher

The Rabbinate has given its approval to guidelines determining when a person has died and may have their organs removed for transplant.Maayana Miskin, 9/23/2009, 10:34 PM

Rabbis Battle Missionary Bakery

After High Court says bakery owned by missionary must receive kashrut certificate, Rabbi Melamed calls for uncompromising stand against the court.Avraham Zuroff, 7/22/2009, 2:48 PM