Chief Rabbi Yosef: Shame Terrorist Wasn’t Killed

Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said Saturday night that the terrorist who murdered three members of the Salomon family in Halamish should not have survived the attack. Read more

Sephardic Chief Rabbi: Women Can Do Laundry In The IDF, Not Serve In Combat

Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi said women should not serve in the Israel Defense Forces and should not perform national service. Read more

Jerusalem – Ivanka Trump Is Jewish After All Says Chief Rabbinate

In the wake of several high-profile controversies in which Orthodox converts from the US were rejected by the Israeli rabbinical courts and the Chief Rabbinate, Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef announced on Wednesday that the recognition process is now set for “serious reform.” Read more

Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef Calls Syrian Conflict ‘Holocaust,’ Urges Action

Muslim and Jewish religious leaders met in Jerusalem in an intimate forum including Israelis and Palestinians. Leading the Jewish delegation was Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel and Head of the Supreme Rabbinical Court Yitzhak Yosef. Read more

High Court Should Deal With Traffic Violations Not Jewish Law, Says Sephardi Chief Rabbi

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef has spoken out strongly against the High Court of Justice after legal pressure that forced the Religious Services Ministry to change its regulations to allow women to immerse in public mikvaot without the presence of a mikve attendant. Read more

Jerusalem – High Court: Private Conversions Recognized For Citizenship

In what is yet another strike against the religious establishment in Israel, the High Court of Justice ruled on Thursday afternoon that private Orthodox conversions conducted in Israel should be recognized by the state for eligibility for the Right of Return. Read more

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef Says Non-Jews Forbidden From Living In The Land of Israel

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said Saturday night that many non-Jews should be forbidden from living in the Land of Israel according to Jewish law. Read more

Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef: Keep Children Away From Secular Family

Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzhak Yosef has called for religious Jews to distance their children from secular or merely traditionally Jewish family members, and even to prevent their children from meeting them. Read more

Israel’s Chief Sephardi Rabbi Gets Into Shas Political, Commercial Feud

Israel’s chief Sephardi rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, expressed opposition over the weekend to the broadcast of his sermons on the ultra-Orthodox radio station Kol Ba’rama, thus deepening his personal involvement in a political and commercial dispute between Shas leader Arye Deri and his predecessor and rival Eli Yishai. Read more

Rabbinical Judge Who Favored Women’s Rights Blocked From Top Court Promotion

A senior rabbinical court judge (dayan) who made a controversial ruling in favor of religious women’s rights will not be promoted to the Supreme Rabbinical Court. Read more