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Chief Rabbi of Bnei Brak, Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau, passes away at 84
March 31, 2019
Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau served in his position for 32 years and operated a kosher-certification supervision organization, in addition to overseeing other religious issues for the city.
Argentine chief rabbi: It’s not clear attack was anti-Semitic
Shlomi Diaz and Israel Hayom Staff
February 28, 2019
After a brutal beating during home invasion, Chief Rabbi of Argentina Gabriel Davidovich tells local paper, “I’m not angry and don’t want revenge” • He is hesitant to call attack anti-Semitic.
Argentina’s chief rabbi beaten at home in Buenos Aires in suspected anti-Semitic attack
Dan Lavie and Yori Yalon
February 26, 2019
Gabriel Davidovich taken to hospital in serious condition • Attackers tied up his wife, told him they knew he was rabbi that leads local umbrella group AMIA • Israeli officials condemn attack • Netanyahu: “We must not let anti-Semitism rear its head.”
Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbi: Israel has obligation to help free Palestinians imprisoned for selling land to Jews
December 19, 2018
“In the Talmud and Jewish law, we learned that poor non-Jews need to make a living just like poor Jews, and so, too, this is the ruling according to which non-Jewish prisoners should be freed just like Jewish prisoners; it is already known that the commandment to free prisoners is one of the most important commandments,” he wrote.
Jerusalem chief rabbi orders Muslim who sold land to Jews be buried in Jewish cemetery
November 21, 2018
Jerusalem’s mufti, Erima Sa’id Sabri, issued a “fatwa” in July that ordered all Muslims to utterly reject land-sellers, refusing to marry, bury, do business with or attend the funeral of such people.
Russia to deport Siberia’s chief rabbi over ‘espionage’
October 10, 2018
Court rejects appeal by Chabbad-Lubavitch emissary Asher Krichevsky against his deportation, finds him guilty of “engaging in activities that constitute threat to Russian Federation, its citizens.”
Former chief rabbi of UK lambasts Corbyn’s ‘hateful’ words on British Jewry
August 28, 2018
A speech by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in 2013 was the “most offensive statement by a senior British politician since Enoch Powell’s 1968 ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech,” said former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Jonathan Sacks.
Israeli chief rabbi, European Jewish leaders, condemn calls to remove kipahs in Germany
April 25, 2018
Rabbi David Lau called on Jews threatened by anti-Semitism to move to Israel, but nevertheless to keep expressing their religious observance.
Israel’s chief rabbi: Jews have a ‘moral obligation’ to help end the genocide in Syria
April 9, 2018
“I have said in the past and I will say it again, what’s happening in Syria is genocide of women and children in its cruelest form, using weapons of mass destruction,” said Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef.