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Haredi MKs push to recognize only Chief Rabbinate's conversions

Haredi MKs push to recognize only Chief Rabbinate's conversions

Bill rejecting all conversions in Israel not performed by Chief Rabbinate is 'against Jewish law,' claims Rabbi Seth Farber.JTA and Arutz Sheva, 15/05/2017 08:27
'Cancel the Western Wall reform plan'

'Cancel the Western Wall reform plan'

Haredi parties and Chief Rabbinate call on government to cancel deal granting Reform movement prayer space at Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/01/2017 18:49
'It is time to separate the Chief Rabbinate from politics'

'It is time to separate the Chief Rabbinate from politics'

Rabbi David Stav, the Chairman of the Tzohar organization, says downfall of former Chief Rabbi not surprising, rabbinate harmed by politics.Benny Toker, 26/01/2017 19:30
Rabbinate committee to recommend Kashrut improvements

Rabbinate committee to recommend Kashrut improvements

Rabbinate Kashrut system must have national standard, Chief Rabbinate Director says, adding that current system is confusing and wasteful.Hillel Fendel, 17/01/2017 13:00
Committee set up to determine criteria for recognition of rabbis

Committee set up to determine criteria for recognition of rabbis

One of rabbis who rejected Rabbi Haskel Lookstein's conversions in July joins committee to determine standards for recognition of rabbis.Gary Willig, 14/12/2016 21:08
Chief Rabbinate to create standard for overseas conversions

Chief Rabbinate to create standard for overseas conversions

Chief Rabbinate commits to creating standards for recognizing rabbis it trusts on conversions,including the Rabbi who converted Ivanka TrumpJTA and Arutz Sheva, 07/12/2016 21:56
Chief Rabbinate and Vatican: reverse UNESCO decision

Chief Rabbinate and Vatican: reverse UNESCO decision

A joint committee of the Israeli Rabbinate and the Vatican issued a statement calling on world leaders to reverse the Jerusalem UNESCO vote.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2016 18:38
Entire rabbinical court to rule on divorce case

Entire rabbinical court to rule on divorce case

Unprecedented full rabbinical court to decide on divorce case for a woman whose husband has been nine years in a comaShlomo Vile, 20/11/2016 13:22
Rabbinate to allow women to enter the Mikvah alone

Rabbinate to allow women to enter the Mikvah alone

The Ministry of Religious Services published an announcement today changing the protocol for ritual bathhouses in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2016 14:57
Chief Rabbinate: No compromise on Shabbat holiness

Chief Rabbinate: No compromise on Shabbat holiness

Chief Rabbis publish special statement following brouhaha over Israel Railways construction on Shabbat. 'We are not like other nations.'Hezki Baruch, 08/09/2016 19:34
Haredi Mayor opposes Religious-Zionist Rabbi

Haredi Mayor opposes Religious-Zionist Rabbi

In a letter to the Israeli Rabbinate, Mayor of Beitar Illit protests the appointment of a Religious-Zionist Rabbi to the city.Ben Shaul, 18/07/2016 22:24
Rabbinate: Lookstein conversions valid

Rabbinate: Lookstein conversions valid

Despite Wednesday's ruling by Supreme Rabbinical Court, Chief Rabbinate reaffirms its recognition of Rabbi Lookstein's conversions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2016 14:12
Thoughts on the Conversion mess

Thoughts on the Conversion mess

R. Haskel Lookstein’s conversions, Ivanka Trump’s halakhic status, demands by “Open Orthodox” rabbis for Israel to recognize their private decentralized conversions, wildcat actions of outlier rabbis - and the unity of the Jewish People. Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 13/07/2016 23:24
200 protest Rabbinate's rejection of Lookstein

200 protest Rabbinate's rejection of Lookstein

MKs, former students protest Chief Rabbinate's decision to reject conversion performed by American Rabbi Lookstein.JTA, 07/07/2016 11:27
'Israeli Rabbinate slapping converts in the face'

'Israeli Rabbinate slapping converts in the face'

Harsh words at demonstration over rabbinate's refusal to accept prominent American Rabbi Haskel Lookstein's conversions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2016 11:56
Report: Rabbinate to privatize Kashrut supervision

Report: Rabbinate to privatize Kashrut supervision

Proposed new plan would reduce Rabbinate's role to regulator of Kashrut, in dramatic departure from current statusShai Landesman, 26/06/2016 09:27
Scandal in Haifa rabbinate, officials suspended

Scandal in Haifa rabbinate, officials suspended

Investigation reveals Haifa rabbinate officials denied marriage licenses to couples, claiming they were non-Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/04/2016 11:04
Conversion ruling dents Chief Rabbinate's control

Conversion ruling dents Chief Rabbinate's control

Supreme Court decision on Jewish conversion changes almost nothing, but down the line, it could change a lot.Ben Sales, 04/04/2016 21:35
IDF snubs the Chief Rabbinate

IDF snubs the Chief Rabbinate

In shocking first, top IDF brass refuses to invite Chief Rabbis to take part in event. Latest move distancing Jewish identity from army.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2016 08:35
Exposed: Deri's attempt to seize Chief Rabbinate

Exposed: Deri's attempt to seize Chief Rabbinate

Arutz Sheva has learned Shas head Deri is trying to pick next Chief Rabbinate director, against position of Chief Rabbi Lau and protocol.Hezki Baruch, 09/03/2016 13:52
'Alternative conversions, conflict of interest'

'Alternative conversions, conflict of interest'

Religious organization Hotem against city rabbis participating in alternative conversion courts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/03/2016 11:47
Ex-Prime Minister's ruling on Kotel authority

Ex-Prime Minister's ruling on Kotel authority

In discussion over authority transfer for new Reform prayer space, Chief Rabbi brings Levy Eshkol's words from after the Six Day War.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 21/02/2016 17:14
Israeli TV show 'desecrates' synagogue

Israeli TV show 'desecrates' synagogue

Chief Rabbinate fumes over 'desecration' of synagogue and Torah scroll portrayed on popular Israeli TV show Eretz Nehederet.Hezki Baruch, 14/02/2016 13:11
Rabbinate ruling is 'a revolution in divorce law'

Rabbinate ruling is 'a revolution in divorce law'

Prominent divorce attorney: complete equality between men and women in child support is just a matter of time.Attorney Yossi Hershkowitz, 07/12/2015 10:24
'If Reform kept out, US Jews drop Israel support'

'If Reform kept out, US Jews drop Israel support'

US Jewish coalition visits to pressure Israel to create non-observant 'alternatives' to Chief Rabbinate; 'Judaism a universal matter.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2015 20:43
Rabbinate apologizes to Shoham's Rabbi Stav

Rabbinate apologizes to Shoham's Rabbi Stav

After kashrut controversy over catering hall in Shoham, Rabbinate admits the city's chief rabbi handled the matter as was required.Shlomo Pietrekovsky, 12/11/2015 13:28
Hot tempers between Chief Rabbinate and Rav Stav

Hot tempers between Chief Rabbinate and Rav Stav

Unkosher products found in Shoham event hall. Rabbinate officials: 'Rav Stav should careful check the kashrut system in his home.'Hezki Baruch, 08/11/2015 18:14
Report: New Conversion Courts Ease Obligations

Report: New Conversion Courts Ease Obligations

At least one panel of new conversion courts doesn't require declared obligation to observe Jewish commandments, reports Haaretz.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 17/08/2015 11:38
Does Halakha Permit the Demolition of a Synagogue?

Does Halakha Permit the Demolition of a Synagogue?

Despite Defense Ministry budget, Rabbinate approval, Givat Ze'ev rejects new synagogue to replace one demolished by Court.Eliran Aharon, 13/08/2015 13:43
Chief Rabbinate 'Fighting for its Very Survival'

Chief Rabbinate 'Fighting for its Very Survival'

At the grave of Israel's first Chief Rabbi, Sephardic Chief Rabbi urges Opposition leader to 'follow in his grandfather's footsteps.'Ari Soffer, 12/07/2015 13:55
Rabbi Riskin Comes Out Fighting

Rabbi Riskin Comes Out Fighting

In first public speech since speculation over his position, Rabbi Riskin criticizes Rabbinate's conduct, says it's pushing people away.Ari Soffer, 06/07/2015 14:51
MK: Conversion Could Help, or Damage, Unity

MK: Conversion Could Help, or Damage, Unity

MK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) said he was satisfied with the decision to reform the conversion system.Moshe Cohen, 05/07/2015 20:16
Kosher Food Labels Cooking Up a Coalition Crisis

Kosher Food Labels Cooking Up a Coalition Crisis

Fight between Shas and Kulanu could turn into the first major coalition crisis for Binyamin Netanyahu's relatively new government.Moshe Cohen, 28/06/2015 18:27
Chief Rabbi: Expect Huge Cost Hikes on Meat Soon

Chief Rabbi: Expect Huge Cost Hikes on Meat Soon

Israel could face a major meat shortage for Rosh Hashana due to dispute over honest slaughtering supervision.Moshe Cohen, 23/06/2015 21:03
Chief Rabbi: Rabbi Riskin Won't Be Fired

Chief Rabbi: Rabbi Riskin Won't Be Fired

Rabbi Lau bemoans media reports taking Efrat chief rabbi's tenure extension talk 'out of proportion,' says no 'political' motive as claimed.Ido Ben-Porat, 10/06/2015 13:30
On the Rabbi Riskin Saga: Don’t Disqualify the Torah Scroll

On the Rabbi Riskin Saga: Don’t Disqualify the Torah Scroll

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin is a man who raised himself from poverty to dedicate his life to Torah and more - differences in philosophical or even halakhic approaches should not be used to disqualify one rabbi or another.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 05/06/2015 10:49
Bennett: I Will Represent Rabbi Riskin, if Needed

Bennett: I Will Represent Rabbi Riskin, if Needed

Education Minister Naftali Bennett slammed attempts to unseat Rabbi Shlomo Riskin as Efrat chief rabbi as 'unacceptable.'Moshe Cohen, 28/05/2015 11:26
R. Druckman: Extend R. Riskin's Contract

R. Druckman: Extend R. Riskin's Contract

The Chief Rabbinate must use its administrative wisely - for it's own sake, said Rabbi Haim Druckman.Moshe Cohen, 27/05/2015 21:09
Rabbinate Hints May Not Renew Rabbi Riskin's Term

Rabbinate Hints May Not Renew Rabbi Riskin's Term

The Chief Rabbinate on Wednesday hinted that it was under strong pressure to remove Rabbi Shlomo Riskin as Chief Rabbi of EfratMoshe Cohen, 27/05/2015 18:30
Rabbi Riskin: We Need A Plural Chief Rabbinate

Rabbi Riskin: We Need A Plural Chief Rabbinate

Chief Rabbi of Efrat puzzles over dismissal rumors, notes that Rabbinate is important - but must address non-haredi communities.Tova Dvorin, 26/05/2015 13:44
Report: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Faces Deposal

Report: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Faces Deposal

Sources say Chief Rabbinate looking to get rid of Efrat's veteran Chief Rabbi; Tzohar threatens to fight any moves to do so.Cynthia Blank, 25/05/2015 21:26
High Court Rebukes A-G over Kashrut Saga

High Court Rebukes A-G over Kashrut Saga

Angered Weinstein refused Rabbinate's request for external representation, High Court orders delay in proceedings for Rabbinate to consult.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 13/05/2015 13:13
Chief Rabbinate Responds to AG on Kashrut Laws

Chief Rabbinate Responds to AG on Kashrut Laws

Chief Rabbinate source says published opinion to change law and allow unverified private kashrut certificates will not stand.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 06/05/2015 10:01
Rabbinate: More Pesach Violations This Year

Rabbinate: More Pesach Violations This Year

While many Israelis took the week off for Pesach vacation, the supervisors of kashruth in the Chief Rabbinate were working overtime.Moshe Cohen, 08/04/2015 22:17
Sources: Chief Rabbinate to Again Oversee Converts

Sources: Chief Rabbinate to Again Oversee Converts

Haredi party sources said Sunday that they had reached an agreement with the Likud on rolling back recently approved rules on conversion.Moshe Cohen, 06/04/2015 07:30
On Pesach Eve, Chief Rabbi Calls for Jewish Unity

On Pesach Eve, Chief Rabbi Calls for Jewish Unity

Chief Rabbi David Lau calls on Netanyahu to bridge the religious, communal differences between Israelis ahead of holiday, new Knesset.Hezki Baruch, 03/04/2015 09:37
Rabbi Lau: Don't Harm Judaism Like Last Govt.

Rabbi Lau: Don't Harm Judaism Like Last Govt.

Chief rabbi congratulates Netanyahu, urges him to form government to 'unify people, honor tradition' unlike the outgoing coalition.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 25/03/2015 21:54
Why Did Chief Rabbinate Change Temple Mount Sign?

Why Did Chief Rabbinate Change Temple Mount Sign?

Sign warning against entrance to holiest site in Judaism changed to only ban entry for ritually unclean Jews; 'the revolution advances.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 17/03/2015 18:11
Rabbinical Courts: 'Gett' Movie Demonizes Us

Rabbinical Courts: 'Gett' Movie Demonizes Us

Batei Din offer a harsh review of the film 'Gett', which they compare to the libelous 'Jenin, Jenin.'Gil Ronen, 04/03/2015 13:08
Details Emerge in Yona Metzger Corruption Scandal

Details Emerge in Yona Metzger Corruption Scandal

Millions allegedly pocketed through various schemes with organizations, rabbinical councils; A-G opens case to criminal trial.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 10/02/2015 14:32
Chief Rabbi Lau: Past Govt. Harmed Judaism

Chief Rabbi Lau: Past Govt. Harmed Judaism

Rabbi Lau hopes next govt. cooperates with Chief Rabbinate official religious authority, doesn't keep forcing controversial legislation.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 16/12/2014 18:39
The Con Version of an American Conversion Scandal

The Con Version of an American Conversion Scandal

There is no question that Orthodox conversion standards in the US, adopted by the RCA and validated by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel in a magnificent agreement this past summer, have brought sanity and order out of chaos. Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 11/11/2014 06:33
MK: Conversion Law Political, Not Religious, Issue

MK: Conversion Law Political, Not Religious, Issue

Stern tells Arutz Sheva about his controversial conversion reforms - and why he thinks Chief Rabbinate may be forced to concede.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 07/11/2014 08:56
Chief Rabbinate Warns of Pita Kashrut Forgery

Chief Rabbinate Warns of Pita Kashrut Forgery

'Dr. Pita' exposed to be using packaging of others, as imported cheese also found to have forged its kashrut certificate.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 06/11/2014 21:42
'Two People, Two Holidays, One Day'

'Two People, Two Holidays, One Day'

Chief Rabbis, Chief Qadis, and Jewish and Arab MKs meet to discuss Yom Kippur and Eid el-Adha.Benny Moshe and Cynthia Blank, 01/10/2014 21:05
Chief Rabbis Decry Old City Mass Christian Prayers

Chief Rabbis Decry Old City Mass Christian Prayers

For first time since liberation of Old City, mass Christian prayer at southern wall of Temple Mount planned for Hoshana Rabbah.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 22/09/2014 12:06
Rabbi Yosef; Eliminate Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi

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.Yaakov Levi, 04/09/2014 09:22