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