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Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef: 'We must remove the rioters and distance ourselves from them'

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef: 'We must remove the rioters and distance ourselves from them'

Sephardic Chief Rabbi responds to Bnei Brak violence, urges authorities to take cation. 'No justification for such serious acts.'Hezki Baruch, 25/01/2021 14:16
'We respect Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef but don't need his approval'

'We respect Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef but don't need his approval'

Chief Rabbi had stated: "Main requirement of city rabbi is that he is expert in Jewish law, not an IDF officer or hesder yeshiva graduate."Yehonatan Gottlieb, 27/12/2020 16:14
Chief Sephardic Rabbi: It is obligatory to get vaccinated against coronavirus

Chief Sephardic Rabbi: It is obligatory to get vaccinated against coronavirus

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef rules: According to halakha, everyone should go and get vaccinated.Chaim Lev, 27/12/2020 02:11
Historic visit of the Sephardic Chief Rabbi, Harav Yitzhak Yosef, to the UAE

Historic visit of the Sephardic Chief Rabbi, Harav Yitzhak Yosef, to the UAE

UAE's Religious Tolerance Minister tells Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef: "We're all family here."Hezki Baruch, 20/12/2020 23:00
Israeli Chief Rabbi in historic visit to United Arab Emirates

Israeli Chief Rabbi in historic visit to United Arab Emirates

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef officiates over special ceremony at Jewish Community Center in Dubai, celebrating UAE recognition of Jewish community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/12/2020 09:21
Bahraini delegation meets Chief Rabbi, President and Dep. Mayor of Jerusalem

Bahraini delegation meets Chief Rabbi, President and Dep. Mayor of Jerusalem

Member of Bahraini royal family reportedly among delegation visiting Israel, meeting with three Israeli leadersArutz Sheva Staff, 26/11/2020 16:57
Chief Rabbi of Israel denounces wigs as 'idolatrous'

Chief Rabbi of Israel denounces wigs as 'idolatrous'

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Chief Rabbi of Israel, slams custom of wearing wigs, saying the hair used is collected in idolatrous rituals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2020 19:21
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef: Whoever endangers others must bear his guilt

Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef: Whoever endangers others must bear his guilt

Sephardic Chief Rabbi meets with Coronavirus Czar, issues joint statement calling on public to obey Health Ministry guidelines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2020 16:04
Rabbi Yosef: They forgot my father, Rabbi Ovadia

Rabbi Yosef: They forgot my father, Rabbi Ovadia

Sephardic Chief Rabbi criticizes Torah education organization for leaving out all mention of his father's rulings from books.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/06/2020 15:54
Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef condemns illegal holding of public prayers against health orders

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef condemns illegal holding of public prayers against health orders

Sephardic chief rabbi says those who insist on holding minyanim during current health crisis could have blood on their hands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/04/2020 23:02
Chief Rabbi: Tested for coronavirus? Leave your phone on during Shabbat

Chief Rabbi: Tested for coronavirus? Leave your phone on during Shabbat

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef says those who were tested for coronavirus should leave their phones on during Shabbat.Ben Shaul, 18/03/2020 23:38
Justice Ministry seeks clarification from Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef

Justice Ministry seeks clarification from Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef

Government anti-racism unit reaches out to Chief Rabbi after receiving 'unusual amount of complaints' over statements on Russian immigrants'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/01/2020 16:42
Lapid: Rabbi Yosef should apologize

Lapid: Rabbi Yosef should apologize

Blue and White leader: I don't understand why Chief Rabbi has to stand in front of the camera and insult hundreds of thousands of people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/01/2020 05:38
'Politicians distorting my words, inciting against halakhic Judaism'

'Politicians distorting my words, inciting against halakhic Judaism'

Chief Rabbi responds to criticism of his comments on immigrants from the former Soviet Union.Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, 07/01/2020 15:39
Tzohar leader threatens to sue Chief Rabbi for lying about mass conversions

Tzohar leader threatens to sue Chief Rabbi for lying about mass conversions

Tzohar chairman Rabbi David Stav blasts Chief Rabbi for accusing him of performing quickie conversions, denigrating state conversion system.Yoni Kempinski, 07/01/2020 14:04
Netanyahu hits Chief Rabbi for 'unacceptable' comments on non-Jewish immigrants

Netanyahu hits Chief Rabbi for 'unacceptable' comments on non-Jewish immigrants

Netanyahu lauds immigration from ex-USSR, joins in criticism of Chief Rabbi's comments on 'anti-religious' non-Jewish immigrants.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/01/2020 11:30
Chief Rabbi under fire for comments on non-Jewish immigration to Israel

Chief Rabbi under fire for comments on non-Jewish immigration to Israel

Calls to remove Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef from office after rabbi accuses non-Jewish immigrants of promoting anti-religious agendaDavid Rosenberg, 07/01/2020 09:33
Imprisoned Israeli's mother has hope for Hanukkah

Imprisoned Israeli's mother has hope for Hanukkah

Naama Issachar's mother meets in Moscow with the Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel and the Chief Rabbi of Russia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/2019 03:36
Chief rabbi: 'Form a unity government, without boycotts'

Chief rabbi: 'Form a unity government, without boycotts'

Rabbis call for a break in deadlock, push unity government.Yoni Kempinski, 16/10/2019 13:06
Rabbi Yosef reveals the charged debate over the Temple Mount

Rabbi Yosef reveals the charged debate over the Temple Mount

Chief Rabbi reveals 2 members of Chief Rabbinical Council demanded sign declaring prohibition against ascending Temple Mount be removed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/04/2019 12:09
Chief Rabbi of Rosh Ha’ayin dies at 74

Chief Rabbi of Rosh Ha’ayin dies at 74

Rabbi Azaria Basis, Chief Rabbi of Rosh Ha’ayin and leader of Yemenite Jewish community, dies at 74.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/12/2018 23:51
El Al flight lands on Shabbat due to 'pikuach nefesh'

El Al flight lands on Shabbat due to 'pikuach nefesh'

Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef grants permission for El Al flight to land in Israel after Shabbat due to health of one of the passengers.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 16/11/2018 20:47
Netanyahu's response to Chief Rabbis

Netanyahu's response to Chief Rabbis

PM: Place of Pittsburgh massacre chosen because it is a synagogue after Chief Rabbis refuse to call Conservative congregation a synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/10/2018 16:27
Israeli Chief Rabbi: Anti-Semitism reared its head in US

Israeli Chief Rabbi: Anti-Semitism reared its head in US

Sephardic Chief Rabbi offers condolences to families of synagogue massacre victims, urges 'caution' as anti-Semitism 'rears its head'.David Rosenberg, 28/10/2018 15:28
Attorney General halts appointment of rabbinical judges

Attorney General halts appointment of rabbinical judges

A-G Mandelblit halts promotion of chief rabbis' relatives after management of the rabbinical court fails to meet Justice Ministry's demands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2018 14:43
Chief Rabbi: Tel Aviv mayor ate a dog and lost his mind

Chief Rabbi: Tel Aviv mayor ate a dog and lost his mind

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef slams Tel Aviv mayor over construction on Shabbat, says time he ate a dog in Vietnam affected him.Gary Willig, 27/08/2018 22:50
Chief Rabbi: 'Edah's ban on Ethiopian employees is pure racism'

Chief Rabbi: 'Edah's ban on Ethiopian employees is pure racism'

Sephardic Chief Rabbi blasts decision by prominent haredi court to ban Ethiopian Jews from wine production.David Rosenberg, 26/06/2018 09:10
Prisoners may pray in hat and suit

Prisoners may pray in hat and suit

At request of Chief Rabbi, Prison Service formulates outline allowing those accustomed to praying in hat and suit to also do so in prison.Hezki Baruch, 31/05/2018 13:03
Chief Rabbi assigned security detail

Chief Rabbi assigned security detail

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef assigned security detail following threats on his life.Ben Shaul, 12/02/2018 00:07
Israeli rabbis, MKs included on Hamas hit list

Israeli rabbis, MKs included on Hamas hit list

Chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzhak Yosef, former Chief Rabbi of Hevron Dov Lior, MK Yehuda Glick, ex-MK Moshe Feiglin on Hamas hit list.David Rosenberg, 08/02/2018 20:05
Religious Services Minister requests security for Chief Rabbi

Religious Services Minister requests security for Chief Rabbi

Chief Rabbinate complains to police for incitement to the murder of Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef by Hamas terrorists.Ben Shaul, 08/02/2018 04:44
Smotrich to the Chief of Staff: Get it together

Smotrich to the Chief of Staff: Get it together

Jewish Home MK blasts Chief of Staff's order to boycott the Chief Rabbi: Appears to be illegal.Hezki Baruch, 22/01/2018 02:04
IDF Chief of Staff refuses to meet with Chief Rabbi of Israel

IDF Chief of Staff refuses to meet with Chief Rabbi of Israel

Sources tell Arutz Sheva IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot is boycotting Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, cancelling planned meeting with him.Ido Ben Porat, 21/01/2018 21:59
Chief Rabbi pays condolence visit to terror victim's family

Chief Rabbi pays condolence visit to terror victim's family

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef visits the home of Rabbi Raziel Shevach. "He was immersed in Torah and kindness."Hezki Baruch, 15/01/2018 02:34
Chief Rabbi speaks out against death penalty for terrorists

Chief Rabbi speaks out against death penalty for terrorists

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef says death penalty to terrorists law is against halakha, would endanger Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/01/2018 01:56
'A special family of Torah and kindness'

'A special family of Torah and kindness'

Rabbis and family members eulogize Aliza Azan and her three children, who perished when their Flatbush home went up in flames.Yoni Kempinski, 20/12/2017 13:38
Chief rabbis celebrate Hanukkah with disabled children

Chief rabbis celebrate Hanukkah with disabled children

Israel's chief rabbis and the most severely wounded soldier from 2014's Protective Edge celebrate Hanukkah together at center for disabled.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/12/2017 07:47
Chief Rabbi: They talk as if haredim don't serve in the army

Chief Rabbi: They talk as if haredim don't serve in the army

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef says haredim do serve in the army, slams IDF for forcing men to listen to women singing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/12/2017 13:07
Chief Rabbi of Israel visits California

Chief Rabbi of Israel visits California

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef speaks at Los Angeles yeshiva during visit to Jewish communities in Southern California.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/11/2017 21:25
Sephardic Chief Rabbi to resign and join Shas?

Sephardic Chief Rabbi to resign and join Shas?

Report says that Shas is considering asking Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef to resign his post in order to revitalize the party.Tzvi Lev, 02/11/2017 17:08
Chief Rabbi: No need to change child support laws

Chief Rabbi: No need to change child support laws

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yosef claims rabbinical courts rule fairly on child support, no need to change laws.Haim Lev, 19/10/2017 10:10
Rabbinical Courts chief against conversion law

Rabbinical Courts chief against conversion law

Chief Rabbi blasts attempts to revive Jewish practice of polygamy, says his father's words have been quoted selectively.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/06/2017 17:15
Chief rabbi: This is what IDF soldiers should do when women sing

Chief rabbi: This is what IDF soldiers should do when women sing

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef tells IDF soldiers what he did in similar situation, says soldiers should follow his example.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/05/2017 10:11
President Rivlin says once-a-year blessing on trees

President Rivlin says once-a-year blessing on trees

President Rivlin goes into President's Residence garden to make special once-a-year blessing with Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yosef.Yoni Kempinski, 19/04/2017 13:02
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
Chief Rabbi blesses Netanyahu: May God be with you

Chief Rabbi blesses Netanyahu: May God be with you

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef speaks with Netanyahu ahead of Wednesday's meeting with US President Trump.Hezki Baruch, 13/02/2017 10:09
Sephardic Chief Rabbi: Do not fear the women's organizations

Sephardic Chief Rabbi: Do not fear the women's organizations

Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef calls on rabbinical judges not to cave in to pressure from interest groups.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/02/2017 14:06
'Even Putin knows our strength comes from the mitzvot'

'Even Putin knows our strength comes from the mitzvot'

Chief Rabbi emphasizes importance of commitment to commandments in religious conversion.Yedidya Ben-Or, 02/01/2017 14:55
MK makes 'rude and insolent' remarks about Chief Rabbi

MK makes 'rude and insolent' remarks about Chief Rabbi

The Shas party strongly protested the condemnation of Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef by MK Elazar SternArutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2016 17:07
'He who ascends the Temple Mount needs to repent'

'He who ascends the Temple Mount needs to repent'

Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef strongly opposed ascending the Temple Mount on the anniversary of Rabbi Kook's passing.Hezki Baruch, 09/09/2016 10:38
Shaked 'won't let any judges be disqualified'

Shaked 'won't let any judges be disqualified'

Source close to Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked insists she won't give in to pressure against religious Zionist rabbinic judges.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 12/07/2016 13:52
Political fight holds up rabbinic court appointees

Political fight holds up rabbinic court appointees

Appointment committee meeting canceled after Chief Rabbis refuse to attend. Shas demands Sephardi majority on Supreme Court.Hezki Baruch, 06/07/2016 15:59
'Torah institutions flowering thanks to Netanyahu'

'Torah institutions flowering thanks to Netanyahu'

Leading rabbis and politicians take part in sheva brachot of Chief Rabbi Yosef's youngest daughter, and recall Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.Orli Harari, 03/06/2016 14:30
Sephardi Chief Rabbi marries off youngest daughter

Sephardi Chief Rabbi marries off youngest daughter

Leading political and religious figures join thousands of other well-wishers at wedding of Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef's youngest daughter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/06/2016 16:08
Chief Rabbi: Ind. Day Hallel without blessing

Chief Rabbi: Ind. Day Hallel without blessing

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef's ruling based on that of his father, Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef.Haim Lev, 13/05/2016 12:54
Chief Rabbi: Could we study without soldiers?

Chief Rabbi: Could we study without soldiers?

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yosef on Independence Day calls to be grateful to secular founders of Israel, urges spiritual independence too.Hezki Baruch, 12/05/2016 16:26
High Court: Private conversions get citizenship

High Court: Private conversions get citizenship

Chief Rabbi slams giving official recognition to 'unsupervised pirate conversion industry,' MK Smotrich vows to draft a bill against it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/03/2016 18:46