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Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef calls on young students not to learn core curriculum

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Sephardic Chief Rabbi, praises those who study in 'holy yeshivas' which do not teach the core curriculum.

Chief rabbi calls on young students not to learn core curriculum

Yamina MK Matan Kahane meets with Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef

MK Kahane speaks with Rabbi Yosef about issues of religion and state. At end of meeting, Rabbi Yosef blesses Kahane.

Yamina MK Matan Kahane meets with Rabbi Yitzchak Yosefplayer

Time to fortify the Rabbanut

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel can help be a guiding light and hand. It is precisely the centralized authority we all need and seek. Opinion.

Time to fortify the Rabbanut

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.'

Sephardic Chief Rabbi condolence call at attack victim's family

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.

Chief Rabbi: 'Asymptomatic coronavirus carrier must fast'

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.

Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef rules music permitted in isolation

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.

Chief Rabbi Harav Yosef rules on Shabbat and weekday prayers

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.'

Chief Rabbi: 'There are two types of Aliyah'player

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.

Rabbi Yosef: Full gender separation in Cave of the Patriarchs

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.

Israel's Chief Rabbi thanks President Putin

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.

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

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.'

Chief rabbi slams public wedding proposals

Justice Ministry considers prosecuting Chief Rabbi for racism

Anti-racism taskforce mulls prosecuting Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef after he allegedly denigrates blacks.

Justice Ministry considers prosecuting Chief Rabbi for racism

'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.

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

Rabbi Yosef to retired judges: 'Do not interfere'

President of Rabbinical Court protests phenomenon of retired judges writing opinions for parties to disputes.

Rabbi Yosef to retired judges: 'Do not interfere'

'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.'

'Visitors to Temple Mount desecrate its sanctity'player

'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.'

'Reform introduces Gentiles into the people of Israel'player

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.

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

Sephardic Chief Rabbi okays cigarettes

All cigarettes kosher for Passover, Israel’s Sephardi chief rabbi says.

Sephardic Chief Rabbi okays cigarettes

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.

Defying ban, more haredim ascend Temple Mount

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.

Former Rabbi of Aleppo, Syria, dies in New York at 93

'Your Strong Faith Moved the Entire Nation'

Chief Rabbi visits Rosenfeld family, whose son Malachi was murdered near Shvut Rachel.

'Your Strong Faith Moved the Entire Nation'

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.

Sources: Chief Rabbinate to Again Oversee Conversion

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.

Report: Chief Rabbi Yosef Traveled in Armored Car in Mexico

Chief Rabbi Praises PM's Conversion Decision

Netanyahu's move to shelve conversion liberalization wins him accolades from Chief Sephardic Rabbi.

Chief Rabbi Praises PM's Conversion Decision

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.

Rabbi Yosef; Eliminate Ashkenazi, Not Sephardi, Chief Rabbi

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.

Hareidi MKs: Lapid Exhibiting Megalomania

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.

Lapid: Fire the Chief Rabbis

'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.

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

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Opens his Eyes

Seriously ill Torah scholar, leader briefly opens his eyes ‘in merit of prayers.’

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Opens his Eyes