Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef

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Sephardic Chief Rabbi condolence call at attack victim's family

Sephardic Chief Rabbi condolence call at attack victim's family

Shin Bet updates that from investigation into attack at Segula Junction, 'it appears the act was committed out of nationalist motives.'Mordechai Sones, 01/09/2020 20:43
Chief Rabbi: 'Asymptomatic coronavirus carrier must fast'

Chief Rabbi: 'Asymptomatic coronavirus carrier must fast'

Verified coronavirus carrier suffering symptoms or excessive weakness exempt from fasting. Verified carrier who is asymptomatic must fast.Mordechai Sones, 28/07/2020 18:52
Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef rules music permitted in isolation

Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef rules music permitted in isolation

Innovative halakhic ruling: During coronavirus period, those in isolation may listen to music, even rhythmic, in Three Weeks.Mordechai Sones, 20/07/2020 15:54
Rishon Letzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef rules on Shabbat and weekday prayers

Rishon Letzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef rules on Shabbat and weekday prayers

Chief Rabbi and Rishon Letzion Harav Yitzchak Yosef: Synagogues can remain open if no more than ten people gather at one time.Arutz Sheva staff, 19/03/2020 16:33
Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef: 'There are two types of Aliyah'

Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef: 'There are two types of Aliyah'

Chief Rabbi exceptionally publishes video explaining: 'There are those who aren't Jews and even develop anti-Semitic feelings.'Mordechai Sones, 07/01/2020 22:41
Rabbi Yosef: Full gender separation in Cave of the Patriarchs

Rabbi Yosef: Full gender separation in Cave of the Patriarchs

Rishon LeZion publishes letter signed by rabbis Dov Lior, Avigdor Neventzal, Shmuel Rabinowitz calling for strict separation in cave.Hezki Baruch, 29/01/2019 16:49
Israel's Chief Rabbi thanks President Putin

Israel's Chief Rabbi thanks President Putin

In meeting with Chief Rabbi Lazar, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef conveys to Russian President thanks for standing up for local Jewish community.Mordechai Sones, 07/01/2019 19:44
Chief Rabbi wants Egypt to allow pilgrimage to rabbi's gravesite

Chief Rabbi wants Egypt to allow pilgrimage to rabbi's gravesite

Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef asks ambassador to Egypt to pressure Cairo to allow visits to the grave of Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira.Tzvi Lev, 03/01/2019 16:40
Chief rabbi slams public wedding proposals

Chief rabbi slams public wedding proposals

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef warns against custom of proposing marriage with ring in presence of others. 'A bad custom entailing many obstacles.'Ben Shaul, 27/11/2018 11:54
Justice Ministry considers prosecuting Chief Rabbi for racism

Justice Ministry considers prosecuting Chief Rabbi for racism

Anti-racism taskforce mulls prosecuting Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef after he allegedly denigrates blacks.Tzvi Lev, 29/03/2018 19:47
'Why is the IDF promoting transgenderism and LGBT issues?'

'Why is the IDF promoting transgenderism and LGBT issues?'

Minister blasts IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot over what he calls excessive 'glorification' of IDF's transgender and LGBT soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2018 20:17
Rabbi Yosef to retired judges: 'Do not interfere'

Rabbi Yosef to retired judges: 'Do not interfere'

President of Rabbinical Court protests phenomenon of retired judges writing opinions for parties to disputes.Mordechai Sones, 31/10/2017 19:56
'Visitors to Temple Mount desecrate its sanctity'

'Visitors to Temple Mount desecrate its sanctity'

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef opposes mass Jewish pilgrimage to Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av: 'Pilgrimage to Temple Mount forbidden by Jewish law.'Mordechai Sones, 01/08/2017 19:37
'Reform introduces Gentiles into the people of Israel'

'Reform introduces Gentiles into the people of Israel'

Chief rabbi strengthens government following conversion law approval claiming Reform trying to 'bring assimilation - they will not succeed.'Mordechai Sones, 27/06/2017 18:08
Rabbi Yosef calls UK rabbi's comments on gays 'heresy'

Rabbi Yosef calls UK rabbi's comments on gays 'heresy'

Britain's top Sephardic rabbi accused of opposing 'foundations of Torah' by Israeli Chief Sephardic Rabbi – who is also his relative.Guy Cohen, 08/06/2017 11:39
Sephardic Chief Rabbi okays cigarettes

Sephardic Chief Rabbi okays cigarettes

All cigarettes kosher for Passover, Israel’s Sephardi chief rabbi says.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/04/2017 07:53
Defying ban, more haredim ascending Temple Mount

Defying ban, more haredim ascending Temple Mount

More haredim ascended the Temple Mount over Sukkot than ever before, despite many haredi rabbis prohibiting Jews from going up.Gary Willig, 25/10/2016 21:45
Former Rabbi of Aleppo dies in New York at 93

Former Rabbi of Aleppo dies in New York at 93

Rabbi Yom Tov Yedid, formerly the Rabbi of the ancient Jewish community of Aleppo, dies after a distinguished career in Torah scholarship.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2016 11:25
'Your Strong Faith Moved the Entire Nation'

'Your Strong Faith Moved the Entire Nation'

Chief Rabbi visits Rosenfeld family, whose son Malachi was murdered near Shvut Rachel.Uzi Baruch, 02/07/2015 22:28
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
Report: Top Security for Rabbi Yosef in Mexico

Report: Top Security for Rabbi Yosef in Mexico

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef is due to return to Israel Monday after spending the past week in Mexico, under heavy security.Yaakov Levi , 08/02/2015 17:23
Chief Rabbi Praises PM's Conversion Decision

Chief Rabbi Praises PM's Conversion Decision

Netanyahu's move to shelve conversion liberalization wins him accolades from Chief Sephardic Rabbi.Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen, 22/10/2014 11:08
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
Hareidi MKs: Lapid Exhibiting Megalomania

Hareidi MKs: Lapid Exhibiting Megalomania

Hareidi-religious MKs slam Finance Minister Yair Lapid over his remarks that he will work to fire Israel’s Chief Rabbis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/01/2014 04:46
Lapid: Fire the Chief Rabbis

Lapid: Fire the Chief Rabbis

Finance Minister promises to fire Israel's chief rabbis over ruling that Jewish law forbids religious girls from enlisting in the IDF.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/01/2014 20:29
'Yishai was Told: If You Go, Chief Rabbi Won't'

'Yishai was Told: If You Go, Chief Rabbi Won't'

Reports of Shas infighting as current party head Aryeh Deri reportedly pressures former head Eli Yishai to not attend Rabbi Ovadia memorial.Arutz Sheva, 29/10/2013 15:36
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Opens his Eyes

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Opens his Eyes

Seriously ill Torah scholar, leader briefly opens his eyes ‘in merit of prayers.’Maayana Miskin, 29/09/2013 08:19