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  • Bribery? Fraud? Israeli police question chief rabbi on graft allegations

    June 20, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    Police questioned one of Israel's top religious officials, Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, on Thursday on suspicion of bribery, fraud and money laundering, a police spokesman said.

    Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld gave no details about the allegations against Metzger and three other suspects...

  • Amar: Better to pray alone than with Reform

    September 19, 2012 | 9:38 am

    Israel's Sephardic chief rabbi, Shlomo Amar, said in a Rosh Hashanah message that it is better for a Jew to pray by himself than with Reform Jews.

    Amar made the comment in a pre-holiday interview with the right-wing Orthodox newspaper Makor Rishon that was published Sunday.

  • JFNA rips chief rabbi’s criticism of state pay for non-Orthodox rabbis

    June 21, 2012 | 11:39 am

    The Jewish Federations of North America slammed Israeli Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar’s criticism of the Israeli government’s decision to pay the salaries of some non-Orthodox rabbis.

    “It is a fundamental Jewish virtue to ‘love your fellow as yourself.’ We condemn comments that...

  • Chief rabbi will fight non-Orthodox rabbis’ salaries

    June 18, 2012 | 10:44 am

    Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi said he will fight the state’s agreement to pay the salaries of some non-Orthodox rabbis who lead their communities.

    Rabbi Shlomo Amar said in an interview with the haredi Kol Berama radio station on Sunday night that he would convene the Chief...