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Rabbi Bohbot, chief rabbi of Tiberias, has passed away

Rabbi Bohbot was 58, and had suffered for some years from the illness to which he succumbed.

Rabbi Bohbot, chief rabbi of Tiberias, has passed away

No, a Chief Rabbi is not a government clerk

If a Chief Rabbi, amid a conversion dispute, says he will not certify certain standards as a matter of conscience, I stand with him. Op-ed.

No, a Chief Rabbi is not a government clerk

Another government defeat: Jewish Judges bill fails to pass

Knesset Speaker pressed the wrong button and the vote ended in a tie.

Another government defeat: Jewish Judges bill fails to passplayer

Rabbi Avraham Hamra, chief rabbi for Syrian and Lebanese Jews, dies

Rabbi Avraham Hamra worked to bring Syrian Jews to Israel where he was instrumental in helping the community continue their culture.

Rabbi Avraham Hamra, rabbi for Syrian and Lebanese Jews, dies

Former Rabbi of Jerusalem hospital writes against COVID vaccine

Fmr. Rabbi of Bikur Cholim: 'It's my obligation to publicize issue, prevent hardship'. Hospital: Letter does not represent our hospital.

Former Rabbi of Jerusalem hospital writes against COVID vaccine

Ukraine Chief Rabbi Moshe Asman prays for success of Donald Trump

Rabbi of Ukraine travels to Maggid of Chernobyl's tomb to pray for success of US President Trump 'because he helps the people of Israel.'

Ukraine Chief Rabbi prays for success of Donald Trumpplayer

A story about Rav Ovadia Yosef zts"l - in memoriam

Rishon Letzion Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef passed away on 3 Cheshvan. An Arutz Sheva staffer was told this story shortly after his death.

A story about Rav Ovadia Yosef zts"l - in memoriam

Rabbi Uri Samet appointed acting Chief Rabbi of Efrat

Rabbi Uri Samet to be appointed Rabbi Shlomo Riskin's replacement for marriage and kashrut until permanent replacement appointed.

Rabbi Uri Samet appointed acting Chief Rabbi of Efrat

There will not be a Third Destruction

Things seem to be piling up just now - corona, riots in the USA, economic difficulties and more, but in the long term, they are improving..

There will not be a Third Destruction

Chief Rabbis: Don't postpone circumcision because of coronavirus

Chief Rabbis of Israel issue letter stating except in case of infected newborn, there is no reason to postpone Brit Milah.

Chief Rabbis: Don't postpone circumcision because of coronavirus

Chief Rabbi composes special prayer to halt plague

Prayer should be said when Holy Ark is opened on Shabbat, Mondays, and Thursdays when the Torah is read publicly.

Chief Rabbi composes special prayer to halt plague

Religious Council seeks to whittle away Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Stern's authority

Chairman Yehoshua Yishai requires Rabbi Stern to cease using official stationery provided in his capacity as Jerusalem Rabbi.

Religious Council diminishes Jerusalem Chief Rabbi's authority

New Right demands Religious Affairs Ministry

New Right coalition negotiation demands include returning Religious portfolio to religious Zionism, appointing religious Zionist Chief Rabbi

New Right demands Religious Affairs Ministry

Hundreds of Israeli rabbis praise Trump

250 rabbis, including Israeli chief rabbis, sign letter thanking US president for his recognition of Israeli rights in Judea and Samaria.

Hundreds of Israeli rabbis praise Trump

Chief Rabbi of Frankfurt: 'Anti-Semitism won't stop us'

Rabbi Avichai Apel says: 'We won't allow anti-Semitism to interfere with our Jewish lives. We'll continue praying without fear.'

Chief Rabbi of Frankfurt: 'Anti-Semitism won't stop us'

Argentina's Chief Rabbi released home

One week after being attacked and hospitalized with severe injuries, Rabbi Gavriel Davidovich released from hospital.

Argentina's Chief Rabbi released homeplayer

Halabi community's rabbi passes away

Syrian community in New York Chief Rabbi Shaul Katzin passes at age 97.

Halabi community's rabbi passes away

Dutch chief rabbi’s son accosted with family on street

'I’ve grown accustomed to thinking about it as normal but now thought we as Jewish community must no longer agree for this to happen to us.'

Dutch chief rabbi’s son accosted with family on street

Chief Rabbi assigned security detail

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef assigned security detail following threats on his life.

Chief Rabbi assigned security detail

Ethiopian community's new rabbi is hesder yeshiva graduate

Chief Ethiopian Jewish rabbi retires, new rabbi learned in Religious Zionist yeshivas and published over ten books.

Ethiopian community's new rabbi is hesder yeshiva graduate

Rabbi Lau consoles Chief Rabbi of Mexico over son-in-law's death

Israeli Chief Rabbi offers his condolences after son-in-law of Mexico's Chief Rabbi pulled from rubble following earthquake.

Rabbi Lau consoles Chief Rabbi of Mexico over son-in-law's death

Son-in-law of Mexico's Chief Rabbi killed in earthquake

Rabbi Chaim Ashkenazi was found dead in a collapsed building resulting from Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

Son-in-law of Mexico's Chief Rabbi killed in earthquake

Tel Aviv yeshiva prepares Ethiopian scholars for rabbinate

Former chief rabbi visits new yeshiva founded to prepare young Ethiopian Torah scholars for rabbinic ordination..

Tel Aviv yeshiva prepares Ethiopian scholars for rabbinateplayer

Standing in for Moshe

Standing in for Moshe

'Your task is as complex as Moses' job'

Rivlin blesses new IDF Chief Rabbi with success in new task of 'connecting,' compares Rabbi Karim's job to that of Moses.

'Your task is as complex as Moses' job'

One Nation, One Kotel and One Chief Rabbinate

Director of Ateret Cohanim attacks High Court judges who criticized the government.

One Nation, One Kotel and One Chief Rabbinate

Vienna welcomes new Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Arie Folger elected Chief Rabbi of Austria's capital, with the blessings of the Conference of European Rabbis.

Vienna welcomes new Chief Rabbi

Japan's First-Ever Chief Rabbi Tells All

Rabbi and rabbanit Edery detail the historic appointment, and explain how a tragic tsunami led to a spiritual opening.

Japan's Spiritual Tsunami: First Chief Rabbi Tells All

Japan Gets First-Ever Chief Rabbi

The head of Tokyo's Chabad House, Rabbi Binyamin Edery, named as Japan's first Chief Rabbi.

Japan Gets First-Ever Chief Rabbi

Herzog: I Will Keep Jerusalem Safe

Yitzchak Herzog paid a visit to the Kotel on Sunday, where he proclaimed his loyalty to the holy site and said he prays daily.

Herzog: I, More Than Anyone, Will Keep Jerusalem Safe

Rabbi Yosef; Eliminate Ashkenazi 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.

Rabbi Yosef; Eliminate Ashkenazi, Not Sephardi, Chief Rabbi

One Chief Rabbi Bill Passes First Reading

The Knesset on Monday voted to approve on its first reading a law that would unify the office of the Chief Rabbi.

One Chief Rabbi Bill Passes First Reading

Exclusive Interview with Krakow's New Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Eliezer Gur-Ari, incumbent Chief Rabbi of Krakow, talks to Arutz Sheva on Jewish life - and anti-Semitism - in Poland.

Exclusive: Interview with New Chief Rabbi of Krakow

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.

Chief Rabbis Asked 'Help My Jailed Son Keep the Shabbat'

Iranian Chief Rabbi Dies

Rabbi Yousef Hamadani Cohen, 98, dies of illness. What's next for Jews in Iran?

Iranian Chief Rabbi Dies

Chief Rabbi Visits Religious Zionist Rav Kook Home

Rabbi Lau to attend and speak at event this Saturday night on the Torah and love of Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel).

Chief Rabbi Visits Religious Zionist Rav Kook House

Rabbi Metzger Arrested, Detained for Nine Days

For the second time this year, former Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger questioned by police for alleged financial improprieties.

Former Chief Rabbi Metzger Arrested, Detained for Nine Days

Porush: Fewer Rabbis? Try Fewer Politicians

Hareidi MK not pleased by suggestion to elect just one chief rabbi.

Porush: Fewer Rabbis? Try Fewer Politicians

Bennett: Stop the Witchhunt!

Bayit Yehudi head slams media for attacking Rabbi Lau over allegedly "racist" comments.

Bennett: Stop the Witchhunt!

Rabbi Lau: My Son's Victory - Message to the Nazis

Former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau reacts to his son’s election.

Rabbi Lau: My Son's Victory - a Message to the Nazisplayer