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Pop star Kobi Peretz released from prison

Mizrachi superstar released early from prison after serving half of this 18-month sentence for tax evasion.

Pop star Kobi Peretz released from prison

Former Chief Rabbi's sentence reduced by 1 year

Sentence against former Chief Rabbi convicted of bribery reduced to 3 1/2 years in line with plea bargain.

Former Chief Rabbi's sentence reduced by 1 year

'It is time to separate the Chief Rabbinate from politics'

Rabbi David Stav, the Chairman of the Tzohar organization, says downfall of former Chief Rabbi not surprising, rabbinate harmed by politics.

'It is time to separate the Chief Rabbinate from politics'

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.

Former Chief Rabbi signs plea bargain

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.

Exposé: Chief Rabbi Metzger Encouraged Crony to Lie Over Funds

Former Chief Rabbi 'Suffering’ in Custody

Friends say Rabbi Metzger is clearly suffering due to his latest arrest. ‘He’s innocent.’

Former Chief Rabbi 'Suffering’ in Custody

Peres Welcomes New Chief Rabbis, Snubs Old Ones

Peres welcomes new Chief Rabbis of Israel in formal ceremony; outgoing Chief Rabbis not invited.

Peres Welcomes New Chief Rabbis, Snubs Old Ones

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.

Migdal Ha'emek’s Rabbi Grossman Decides Not to Run for Top Spot

Rabbi Metzger Withdraws from Court Duties

Chief Ashkenazi rabbi steps down from some duties as corruption probe continues. He maintains innocence.

Rabbi Metzger Withdraws from Religious Court Duties

‘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.

‘Police Used Rabbi Metzger to Make Up for Barnoar’

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.

Rabbi Metzger Released to House Arrest

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.

Chief Rabbis Laud Pope's Work to Fight Anti-Semitism

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 season

Chief Rabbis: Show Our Thanks for the Rain By Helping the Poor

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.

Israel's Chief Rabbis to Europe: Investigate Anti-Semitism

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.

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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.

Chief Rabbi: Israel Will Win – with or without US

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.

Rabbi Metzger: German Circumcision Judge Was Naïve – or Silly

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.

Rabbi Metzger to Address German Officials Over Circumcision

'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.

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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.

Rabbi Metzger on Hagai Amir: A Shame and a Disgrace

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 today

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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.

Chief Rabbi Metzger: Appoint Solberg to Supreme Court

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.

Chief Rabbis Condemn Mosque Fire, Say It May be Libel

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.

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Rabbi Metzger Blesses Beck's Israel Event

Ahead of his upcoming rally in Israel, Glenn Beck meets Israel's Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger.

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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."

Chief Rabbis: This is a Time for Self-Examination

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.

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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.

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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.

Special Organ Donor Cards To Be Offered To Religious Public