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Former Chief Rabbi signs plea bargain

Former Chief Rabbi signs plea bargain

Former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger signs plea bargain confessing to charges of accepting $2.6 million in bribes; to serve 3.5 years in prison.Gary Willig, 24/01/2017 17:38
Exposé: Chief Rabbi Metzger Told Crony to Lie

Exposé: Chief Rabbi Metzger Told Crony to Lie

Leaked recordings reveal that Metzger told an associate to play dumb, fake 'donations to the poor' to cover up corruption scandal.Tova Dvorin, 17/04/2015 11:04
Former Chief Rabbi 'Suffering’ in Custody

Former Chief Rabbi 'Suffering’ in Custody

Friends say Rabbi Metzger is clearly suffering due to his latest arrest. ‘He’s innocent.’Maayana Miskin, 19/11/2013 16:51
Peres Welcomes New Chief Rabbis, Snubs Old Ones

Peres Welcomes New Chief Rabbis, Snubs Old Ones

Peres welcomes new Chief Rabbis of Israel in formal ceremony; outgoing Chief Rabbis not invited.Maayana Miskin, 14/08/2013 13:25
Migdal Ha'emek’s Rabbi Won't Run for Top Spot

Migdal Ha'emek’s Rabbi Won't Run for Top Spot

Migdal Ha'emek Chief Rabbi Yitzchak David Grossman has announced he will not run for the position of Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel.Hana Julian, 24/06/2013 15:20
Rabbi Metzger Withdraws from Court Duties

Rabbi Metzger Withdraws from Court Duties

Chief Ashkenazi rabbi steps down from some duties as corruption probe continues. He maintains innocence.Maayana Miskin, 23/06/2013 11:00
‘Police Used Rabbi Metzger to Make Up for Barnoar’

‘Police Used Rabbi Metzger to Make Up for Barnoar’

Supporters of Rabbi Metzger accuse police of ‘atrocious’ slander, say rabbi’s innocence will come to light.Maayana Miskin, 21/06/2013 11:30
Rabbi Metzger Released to House Arrest

Rabbi Metzger Released to House Arrest

The Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi of Israel released to house arrest after being questioned for 10 hours by the anti-fraud unit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2013 01:12
Chief Rabbis Laud Pope for Fighting Anti-Semitism

Chief Rabbis Laud Pope for Fighting Anti-Semitism

Israel’s chief rabbis respond to the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, say that he worked hard to fight anti-Semitism., 12/02/2013 01:13
Chief Rabbis: Show Thanks for Rain By Helping Poor

Chief Rabbis: Show Thanks for Rain By Helping Poor

In a letter, Israel's Chief Rabbis expressed their gratitude to G-d for the heavy rains Israel has received this winter seasonDavid Lev, 07/01/2013 22:24
Chief Rabbis to Europe: Investigate Anti-Semitism

Chief Rabbis to Europe: Investigate Anti-Semitism

Israel's chief rabbis send letter to the President of the European Council, urge him to work to stop anti-Semitism.Elad Benari, 03/01/2013 05:15
Chief Rabbi Lights Hanukkah Candles at Kotel Katan

Chief Rabbi Lights Hanukkah Candles at Kotel Katan

Hanukkah candle lighting have been taking place at the Small Wall, or Kotel HaKatan, in the Old City of Jerusalem. Ben Bresky, 13/12/2012 20:28
Chief Rabbi: Israel Will Win – with or without US

Chief Rabbi: Israel Will Win – with or without US

Israel will defeat Iran, with or without the US, says Chief Rabbi Metzger, who asks Jews to focus on good relations with others. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 25/09/2012 12:43
Rabbi Metzger: German Judge Was Naïve – or Silly

Rabbi Metzger: German Judge Was Naïve – or Silly

The German judge who ruled that circumcision is a criminal act was naïve, and perhaps even silly, Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger said. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 22/08/2012 10:28
Rabbi Metzger to Address German Officials

Rabbi Metzger to Address German Officials

Following controversy regarding circumcision in Germany, Israel’s Chief Rabbi will work to accelerate local legislation on the issue.Elad Benari, 21/08/2012 03:12
'Rabbi Elyashiv - One of a Kind'

'Rabbi Elyashiv - One of a Kind'

Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger speaks about Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv: He always lived modestly. Give him a holy book and that's all he needed.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 18/07/2012 17:43
Rabbi Metzger on Amir: A Shame and a Disgrace

Rabbi Metzger on Amir: A Shame and a Disgrace

Israel’s Chief Rabbi strongly condemns Hagai Amir for failing to show remorse for conspiring to murder PM Yitzchak Rabin.Elad Benari, Canada, 04/05/2012 21:39
Chief Rabbi Metzger Visits Kiev Beating Victim

Chief Rabbi Metzger Visits Kiev Beating Victim

Aaron Alexander Goncharov, who was nearly beaten to death in an anti-Semitic attack in Kiev on Passover, had a special visitor todayGabe Kahn, 19/04/2012 18:58
Rabbi Metzger: Appoint Solberg to Supreme Court

Rabbi Metzger: Appoint Solberg to Supreme Court

Israel’s Chief Rabbi: Gush Etzion resident Judge Noam Solberg should be appointed to the Supreme Court. Diiversity needed in the courts.Elad Benari, 21/11/2011 02:15
Chief Rabbi Says Mosque Fire May be Blood Libel

Chief Rabbi Says Mosque Fire May be Blood Libel

Israel's chief rabbis condemn anti-Muslim acts while visiting burnt Tuba Zangria mosque. Rabbi Amar: Arson may be a blood libel. Gabe Kahn., 03/10/2011 20:35
Chief Rabbi: "Good and Sweet" Year - Why Both?

Chief Rabbi: "Good and Sweet" Year - Why Both?

Rabbi Yona Metzger greets Diaspora Jewry, asks why Jewish people wish each other both a good year and a sweet year on Rosh Hashanah.Elad Benari & Uzi Baruch, 28/09/2011 12:50
Rabbi Metzger Blesses Beck's Israel Event

Rabbi Metzger Blesses Beck's Israel Event

Ahead of his upcoming rally in Israel, Glenn Beck meets Israel's Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger.Elad Benari, 12/08/2011 03:15
Chief Rabbis: This is a Time for Self-Examina

Chief Rabbis: This is a Time for Self-Examina

Israel's Chief Rabbis issue special call in preparation for Tisha B'Av. "We must remove the jealousy and hatred, and increase love."Elad Benari, 08/08/2011 10:43
Torah Study for Captives

Torah Study for Captives

Thousands of students conclude a special Torah study project for Jonathan Pollard and Gilad Shalit. 700 of them gather for an exciting ceremony. Elad Benari, 29/03/2011 17:04
Israel's Rabbis Visit IDF Rabbi

Israel's Rabbis Visit IDF Rabbi

Israel’s chief rabbis, Rabbi Yona Metzger and Rabbi Shlomo Amar, met on Sunday with Chief Military Rabbi Rafi Peretz and his staff.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 21/02/2011 01:11
Religious Organ Donor Cards

Religious Organ Donor Cards

In order to encourage religious organ donation, a special donor card will allow harvesting only according to the strictest letter of Jewish law.Malkah Fleisher, 24/08/2009 16:10