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Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Rabbi David Lau Victorious

A body of 150 rabbis and public figures voted today to elect the two new Chief Rabbis of Israel. Zionist candidates failed.

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Rabbi David Lau Victorious

Rabbi Arusi Leaves Rabbinate Race

Rabbi Ratzon Arusi drops out of race at the last minute, six contenders remain.

Rabbi Arusi Leaves Rabbinate Race

"Religious-Zionists More Suitable for Chief Rabbi"

Former IDF rabbi explains why religious-Zionist rabbis are better suited to make important Jewish legal rulings.

"Religious-Zionists More Suitable for Chief Rabbi Role"

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.

Rabbinate Election Today, ‘Truth Will Prevail’

High Court Rejects Appeal Against Rabbi Eliyahu

The High Court rules that Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu will be allowed to run for the position of Sephardic Chief Rabbi.

High Court Rejects Appeal Against Rabbi Eliyahu

Weinstein: R. Eliyahu's Candidacy 'Inappropriate'

A-G will tell Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu his candidacy for Chief Rabbi is inappropriate because of statements on renting land to Arabs.

Weinstein: Rabbi Eliyahu's Candidacy 'Inappropriate'

A-G Warns Rabbi Eliyahu on Chief Rabbi Bid

Attorney General thinks Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, candidate for chief rabbi, has some explaining to do.

A-G Warns Rabbi Eliyahu on Chief Rabbi Bid

Olmert to Mayors: Vote for Rabbi Lau

Former PM calls to vote for ‘personal friend’ Rabbi Lau. Sources close to race say Olmert’s support unhelpful.

Olmert to Mayors: Vote for Rabbi Lau

Deri Defends Comments: ‘Evildoer’ Doesn’t Mean Bad

Shas head defends Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s criticism of Rabbi Stav, says ‘evildoer’ is not necessarily a bad person.

Deri Defends Comments: ‘Evildoer’ Doesn’t Mean Bad

‘Amar Law’ Heads toward Approval

Knesset set to allow Rabbi Shlomo Amar to serve a second term as Sephardi Chief Rabbi.

‘Amar Law’ Heads toward Approval

Chief Rabbi Candidate Stav: We Will Bring Change

The head of the Tzohar organization said that he is fully committed to halacha, Jewish law

Chief Rabbi Candidate Stav: We're Here to Bring a Changeplayer

Bayit Yehudi’s New Plan in Rabbinate Race

Bayit Yehudi debates again on support for Chief Rabbi candidates.

Bayit Yehudi’s New Plan in Rabbinate Race

Minister: Rabbi Stav is What the Public Wants

Orbach says Israelis want a chief rabbi with the ‘Tzohar spirit’ of openness, outreach.

Minister: Rabbi Stav is What the Public Wants

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.

Rabbis to Rabbi Stav: Withdraw from Rabbinate Race

Piron: I’m Protecting Rabbi Ariel – He Would Lose

Minister Piron says he objects to Rabbi Ariel’s candidacy for the rabbi’s sake. 'He's above this.' Rabbi Druckman doesn't agree.

Piron: I’m Protecting Rabbi Ariel – if He Ran, He Would Lose

Meretz MK Seeks to Disqualify Rabbi Eliyahu

MK Esawi Frij says Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu should be barred from Chief Rabbi race due to racism.

Meretz MK Seeks to Disqualify Rabbi Eliyahu

Has Netanyahu Agreed to Appoint Chief Rabbi Ariel?

Prime Minister met Naftali Bennett, reportedly agreed to amend law so person over 70 could be appointed.

Has Netanyahu Agreed to Appoint Chief Rabbi Ariel?

Feiglin Proposes Move to Single Israel Chief Rabbi

Likud MK Moshe Feiglin says he plans to propose Israel move from two chief rabbis to the leadership of a sole chief rabbi.

Feiglin Proposes Move to Single Israel Chief Rabbi

Chief Rabbi Candidates Discuss Judaism and State

Four candidates for the post of Chief Rabbi discuss Jewish law and state law in Israel.

Chief Rabbi Candidates Discuss Judaism and State

Rabbi Stav: We Want a Friendlier Rabbinate

Religious Zionist candidate for post of Chief Rabbi explains what changes are needed.

Rabbi Stav: We Want a Friendlier Rabbinateplayer