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Chief Rabbinical Judges (Av Beit Din)

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Jewish communities throughout the world have had a court system separate from that of the surrounding non-Jewish communty called a "beit din". This three-member panel of judges is headed by the "Av Beit Din" (ABD). The project here seeks to compile a list of historical and contemporary chief judges.

Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem 1525-1565 ראשי רבני ירושלים

The Rishon LeZion 1665–1842 הרבנים הראשונים לציון

The Hakham Bashi/Rishon Le-Zion 1842–1918 החכם באשי של ירושלים והראשון לציון

Chief Rabbinate of Israel הרבנות הראשית לישראל

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel (הרבנות הראשית לישראל) is recognized by law as the supreme halakhic and spiritual authority for the Jewish people in Israel. The Chief Rabbinate Council assists the two chief rabbis, who alternate in its presidency. It has legal and administrative authority to organize religious arrangements for Israel's Jews. It also responds to halakhic questions submitted by Jewish public bodies in the Diaspora. The Council sets guides, and supervises agencies within its authority.

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel consists of two Chief Rabbis: an Ashkenazi rabbi and a Sephardi rabbi, also known as the Rishon leZion. The Chief Rabbis are elected for 10 year terms.

The Chief Rabbis of Eretz Israel הרבנים הראשיים לארץ ישראל בתקופת המנדט הבריטי

Chief Rabbis of Israel הרבנים הראשיים לישראל