Israeli Chief Rabbinate

“The less we force Judaism, the more people will choose it.”

April 15 2022 12:01AM

“Checklists are for driving licenses, not for religious courts.”

April 11 2022 12:01AM

An open letter from Orthodox rabbinic leaders.

Binyamin Blau, Mark Dratch, Leonard Matanky, Michael Taubes, Moishe Bane and Moshe Hauer
April 6 2022 12:01AM

“We are trying . . . to decentralize the power of the chief rabbinate.”

David Isaac
March 17 2022 12:01AM

Nowhere does halakhah call for a state monopoly.

Sept. 1 2021 12:01AM

A test of society’s religious and moral mettle—and of halakhic flexibility.

Aug. 18 2021 12:01AM

Transparency and competition will help reduce corruption and other ills.

David Stav
Aug. 16 2021 12:01AM

Daniel Gordis argued in this 2019 conversation that Israeli and American Jews are fundamentally divided. With a new government now in place, has he been proven correct?

July 16 2021 12:01AM

Isaac Halevy Herzog’s unwavering conviction that the Torah was given by a benevolent and compassionate God.

Baruch Sterman and Judy Taubes Sterman
March 26 2021 12:01AM

The Israeli intellectual joins us to explain his country’s newest conversion controversy, and the underlying tensions it illuminates within Israeli public life.

March 11 2021 12:01AM

The Israeli government categorizes many of the Russian immigrants as “Israelis of no religion” because they do not satisfy the demands of an overbearing rabbinic establishment.

Nov. 16 2020 12:01AM

A question that gets to the heart of Jewish identity.

Mosheh Lichtenstein and David Stav
May 1 2020 12:01AM