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Chief Rabbi composes special prayer to halt plague

Chief Rabbi composes special prayer to halt plague

Prayer should be said when Holy Ark is opened on Shabbat, Mondays, and Thursdays when the Torah is read publicly.

'Do not issue stringent rulings that may drive people away'

'Do not issue stringent rulings that may drive people away'

Rishon LeZion calls upon Rabbis to exercise halakhic discretion, take into account that unwarranted stringency repels people.

'Are we looking for ways to be strict with the Jewish People?No'

'Are we looking for ways to be strict with the Jewish People?No'

'We've solved hundreds of cases, without noise, without advertising. We are doing all we can but we do not own the Torah. G-d does.'

High Court rules against Rabbinical Court: "Heaven forbid"

High Court rules against Rabbinical Court: "Heaven forbid"

Judges rules that for next 21 days rabbinical court may not rule on efficacy of divorce granted to woman by comatose husband.

Purim Perplexity: Rabbis Debate When to Celebrate Purim in Ramot

Rabbis of Two Minds on Purim Celebrations

A debate many thought had been resolved long ago has been revived this year for residents of a Jerusalem suburb on when to celebrate Purim.

Peres: Unity Our Most Important Strength

Peres: Unity Our Most Important Strength

President Shimon Peres on Sunday made his traditional Pesach visit to the Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef.

Hanukkah Candle-lighting Ceremony At Western Wall

Hanukkah Candle-lighting Ceremony At Western Wall

Ceremony marking first night of Hanukkah attended by Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Interior Minister, Kotel Rabbi.