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Netanyahu to chief rabbis: I appreciate your efforts over coronavirus

PM speaks with chief rabbis ahead of Yom Kippur. "Wear masks, maintain distance and pray in open area."

Netanyahu to chief rabbis: I appreciate your efforts

Chief Rabbi David Lau: Stop kissing mezuzahs to lower coronavirus risk

Israel chief Ashkenazi rabbi asks Jews to stop kissing mezuzahs because of coronavirus, European rabbinical group publishes own directives.

Chief rabbi: Stop kissing mezuzahs to lower coronavirus risk

Chief Rabbi rebuts claims he refused to recognize synagogue

Israeli Chief Rabbi responds to media attack over claims that he refused to recognize target of Pittsburgh shooting as a synagogue.

Chief Rabbi rebuts claims he refused to recognize synagogue

'Only the rabbinate is up for grabs?'

Ex-Chief Rabbi Lau and son, the current chief rabbi, slam attempts to weaken Chief Rabbinate, at conference against conversion reforms.

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Mass prayer for rain - in the middle of the Kinneret

Chief Rabbi leads group of rabbis, farmers and students in special prayer for rain held on island in Kinneret created by drought.

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'What they say is less important than what we do'

Chief Rabbi Lau: 'The connection between Jerusalem and the Jewish people does not need proof. When we are steadfast, less will condemn.'

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'American Jewry is dwindling'

Amidst uproar over Tzipi Hotovely's comments on 'American Jews,' Israeli Chief Rabbi suggests looking at demographic data of American Jewry.

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'Sukkot is about bringing people together'

President visits Chief Rabbi's Sukkah, joining relatives of those murdered in Neve Tzuf terror attack.

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Chief Rabbi calls for law to bypass Supreme Court rulings

It is urgent to change this decision,' says Chief Rabbi after Court rules restaurants may declare themselves kosher - without certification.

Chief Rabbi calls for law to bypass Supreme Court rulings

Watch: Torah dedication ceremony in honor of fallen soldier

Efrat celebrates Torah dedication in honor of soldier David Golovensitz, who recently fell in the line of duty.

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Chief rabbi: No one has the right to yell at soldiers

Chief Rabbi David Lau says attacks on IDF soldiers 'not Torah way,' redemption will come when we love each other, speak instead of yell.

Chief rabbi: No one has the right to yell at soldiers

'Rift with US Jewry? Fake news!'

Chief Rabbi of Israel slams accusations that Rabbinate is responsible for break in ties with US Jewry.

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Improving the kashrut system

Kashrut supervisors hold convention at which new plan for state kashrut system presented.

Improving the kashrut system

Top cop dedicates Torah scroll to fallen officers

Representatives from bereaved families write first letters in Torah scroll dedicated to fallen police, Border Police officers.

Police chief dedicates Torah scroll to fallen officers

Chief rabbis demand PM keep dep't in rabbinate

In letter to PM, Rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef insist transferring Jewish Consciousness dep't from IDF Rabbinate will cause 'ruin.'

Chief rabbis demand PM keep 'Jewish Consciousness' in rabbinate