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Chief Rabbinate of Israel

HaRabanut HaRashit LeYisrael

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image by Dov Gutterman, 7 October 2007

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I watced the news from channel 1. There was an interview with the chief Ashkenazic Rabbi of Israel and behind him there was the flag of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
The Chief Rabbinate of the highest Rabbinical institute of the state of Israel. It includes the Jewish religious courts system, the kosher certifications, appointments of rabbi's and religious judges etc. It operate according to the Chief Rabbinate Act of 1980. It is headed by two Chief Rabbi's (Ashkenazic and Sefaradic).
The Chief Rabbinate was founded in 1921 in order to replace to Ottoman's Hakham Bashi (initiated on 1835).
The flag is white with the emblem in blue.
Dov Gutterman, 7 October 2007