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Establishment of the chief Rabbinate of Israel

Event Details :

Ivri Date: 16 Adar, 5681

English Date: 24 February, 1921

Additional Details:

Establishment of the chief Rabbinate of Israel

 

List of Chief Rabbis
Chief Rabbis have existed around the world for centuries. In Israel, there were pre-independence Rabbis and official Israel Chief Rabbis.

British Mandate of Palestine 
Ashkenazi
Abraham Isaac Kook (1921-1935)
Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog (1936-1949)
Sephardi
Jacob Meir (1921-1939)
Benzion Uziel (1939-1948) 

State of Israel
Ashkenazi

Recent Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir LauYitzhak HaLevi Herzog (1949-1959)
Isser Yehuda Unterman (1964-1973)
Shlomo Goren (1973-1983)
Avraham Shapira (1983-1993)
Yisrael Meir Lau (1993-2003)
Yona Metzger (2003–present 

Sephardi
Benzion Uziel (1948-1954)
Yitzhak Nissim (1955-1973)
Ovadia Yosef (1973-1983)
Mordechai Eliyahu (1983-1993)
Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron (1993-2003)
Shlomo Amar (2003–present


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Establishment of the chief Rabbinate of Israel