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Israeli Politics:
Chief Rabbis of Israel


Israeli Politics: Table of Contents | Executive Branch | Freedom of Religion


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The Chief Rabbis of Israel are the supreme halachic and spiritual leaders of the Jewish people in Israel with legal authority over all Jewish religious arrangements in the country.
The two Chief Rabbis are elected for a term of 10 years.

Years of Service
Ashkenazi Rabbi
Sephardic Rabbi
2013 - Present
David Lau
Yitzhak Yosef
2003 - 2013
1993 - 2003
1983 - 1993
Avraham Shapira
Mordechai Eliyahu
1973 - 1983
1963 - 1973
Isser Yehuda Unterman
Yizhak Nissim
(1955 - 1973)
1948 - 1950s
Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog
(1949-1959)
Benzion Uziel
(1948 - 1954)

Sources: Rabanut Official Website; Wikipedia

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