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Rabbi Compares Life To Football

Moscow, August 1, Interfax – Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar urges believers to take footballers for a model. Every man should live like “in a football field, to give all his energies and abilities,” he writes in his article … Continue reading

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South African Rabbi Says Israel Is Not An Apartheid State

(IsraelNN.com) South African Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein has strongly defended Israel against charges that it practices Apartheid, which was the official policy of the separation of the black majority by the former white government in the country. Writing in the … Continue reading

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Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Advises Anglicans On Unity

From virtueonline.org: CANTERBURY-Sir Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, gave a stirring address to Anglican bishops gathered under the Big Top tent at the decennial Lambeth Conference Monday evening. He said that Anglicans must … Continue reading

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‘A Black Day For Israel’

(lubavitch.com) After two years of speculation about the condition of two Israeli soldiers kidnapped by Hezbollah terrorists on the Israel-Lebanese border in the summer 2006, the remains of Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev were transferred to Israel earlier today. The … Continue reading

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Chief Rabbi Shouldn’t Serve As Rabbinic Judge

From Haaretz: Attorney General Menachem Mazuz yesterday told the High Court of Justice that Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger should cease to serve as a dayan (rabbinic judge) on the Supreme Rabbinic Court. Mazuz added that the committee charged with … Continue reading

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Chief Rabbi Is One Of The Boys

From Haaretz: Maariv’s report last week that Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger had propositioned a young French cameraman during an interfaith conference in Spain a couple of years ago barely caused a ripple on the surface of the religious establishment swamp. … Continue reading

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The Rabbi Who Freed 1000 Chained Women

Yair Ettinger writes: In late 1973 after the Yom Kippur War, then-chief rabbi Ovadia Yosef received a query from the chief military chaplain, Brigadier General Mordechai Piron, regarding almost 1,000 cases of missing IDF soldiers who remained in the field, … Continue reading

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Poland Ordains Its First Rabbis Since WWII

From the IHT: WARSAW: The first rabbis ordained in Poland since World War Two received their diplomas from Warsaw’s Rabbinical College on Sunday, PAP news agency¬†said. Nine students from the United States and Israel were granted rabbinical rights at a … Continue reading

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Israel’s Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Accused Of Sexually Harassing Men

From the Jerusalem Post: Rabbis and employees within the Chief Rabbinate said Sunday that the latest allegations published in the local news media against Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger have dealt a serious blow to worker motivation. “I ran into … Continue reading

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