Chief Rabbinate

The Disintegration of the Chief Rabbinate

The Disintegration of the Chief Rabbinate

July 4, 2018 The Disintegration of the Chief Rabbinate by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   From the very beginning of the establishment of our Jewish state, it certainly was assumed that the institution of the Chief Rabbinate would have control over the religious services provided by the state: marriage and divorce, kashrut and conversion, at the very …

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Rabbi Riskin: Thoughts on the Rabbinate

July 3, 2015 The Council of the Chief Israeli Rabbinate voted on Monday to extend Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s tenure as Chief Rabbi of Efrat. Needless to say, residents of Efrat are delighted that Rabbi Riskin will be allowed to continue serving the city he has built and served for 31 years, and we at Ohr …

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Rabbi Riskin and the Chief Rabbinate

  May 27, 2015 You may be aware of the fact that this week the Israeli Chief Rabbinate Council refused to automatically renew the tenure of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin as Chief Rabbi of Efrat, instead summoning him for a hearing on the subject. To date, the extension of 75-year-old municipal rabbis’ tenure for an additional …

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