Israel's Chief Rabbi thanks President Putin

In meeting with Chief Rabbi Lazar, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef conveys to Russian President thanks for standing up for local Jewish community.Mordechai Sones, 1/7/2019, 7:44 PM

Chief Rabbi wants Egypt to allow pilgrimage to rabbi's gravesite

Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef asks ambassador to Egypt to pressure Cairo to allow visits to the grave of Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira.Tzvi Lev, 1/3/2019, 4:40 PM

Chief rabbi slams public wedding proposals

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef warns against custom of proposing marriage with ring in presence of others. 'A bad custom entailing many obstacles.'Ben Shaul, 11/27/2018, 11:54 AM

Justice Ministry considers prosecuting Chief Rabbi for racism

Anti-racism taskforce mulls prosecuting Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef after he allegedly denigrates blacks.Tzvi Lev, 3/29/2018, 7:47 PM

'Why is the IDF promoting transgenderism and LGBT issues?'

Minister blasts IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot over what he calls excessive 'glorification' of IDF's transgender and LGBT soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2018, 8:17 PM

Rabbi Yosef to retired judges: 'Do not interfere'

President of Rabbinical Court protests phenomenon of retired judges writing opinions for parties to disputes.Mordechai Sones, 10/31/2017, 7:56 PM

'Visitors to Temple Mount desecrate its sanctity'

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef opposes mass Jewish pilgrimage to Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av: 'Pilgrimage to Temple Mount forbidden by Jewish law.'Mordechai Sones, 8/1/2017, 7:37 PM

'Reform introduces Gentiles into the people of Israel'

Chief rabbi strengthens government following conversion law approval claiming Reform trying to 'bring assimilation - they will not succeed.'Mordechai Sones, 6/27/2017, 6:08 PM

Rabbi Yosef calls UK rabbi's comments on gays 'heresy'

Britain's top Sephardic rabbi accused of opposing 'foundations of Torah' by Israeli Chief Sephardic Rabbi – who is also his relative.Guy Cohen, 6/8/2017, 11:39 AM

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