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'Only the rabbinate is up for grabs?'

'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.Eliran Aharon, 18/07/2018 22:53
Mass prayer for rain - in the middle of the Kinneret

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.Hezki Baruch, 03/01/2018 17:40
'What they say is less important than what we do'

'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.'Hezki Ezra, 24/12/2017 08:06
'American Jewry is dwindling'

'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.Eliran Aharon, 23/11/2017 22:48
'Sukkot is about bringing people together'

'Sukkot is about bringing people together'

President visits Chief Rabbi's Sukkah, joining relatives of those murdered in Neve Tzuf terror attack.Hezki Baruch, 10/10/2017 12:59
Chief Rabbi calls for law to bypass Supreme Court rulings

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.Tzvi Lev, 14/09/2017 17:13
Watch: Torah dedication ceremony in honor of fallen soldier

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.Hezki Baruch, 02/08/2017 22:54
Chief rabbi: No one has the right to yell at soldiers

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2017 07:44
'Rift with US Jewry? Fake news!'

'Rift with US Jewry? Fake news!'

Chief Rabbi of Israel slams accusations that Rabbinate is responsible for break in ties with US Jewry.Yoni Kempinski, 09/07/2017 13:52
Improving the kashrut system

Improving the kashrut system

Kashrut supervisors hold convention at which new plan for state kashrut system presented.Hezki Baruch, 16/06/2017 12:39
Top cop dedicates Torah scroll to fallen officers

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.Ido Ben-Porat, 08/03/2016 09:43
Chief rabbis demand PM keep dep't in rabbinate

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.'Hezki Baruch, 03/02/2016 19:12