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This is the list of Chief Rabbis of Israel, including Mandatory Palestine.

There are two Chief Rabbis, one on behalf of the Ashkenazi Jews and one on behalf of the Sephardi Jews.

Together they preside the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

Ashkenazi Chief Rabbis

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Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau

Mandatory Palestine:

  • Abraham Isaac Kook (1921–1935)
  • Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog (1936–1949)

State of Israel:

  • Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog (1949–1959)
  • Isser Yehuda Unterman (1964–1973)
  • Shlomo Goren (1973–1983)
  • Avraham Shapira (1983–1993)
  • Yisrael Meir Lau (1993–2003)
  • Yona Metzger (2003–2013)
  • David Lau (2013–present)

Sephardi Chief Rabbis

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Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef

Mandatory Palestine:

  • Yaakov Meir (1921–1939)
  • Benzion Uziel (1939–1948)

State of Israel:

  • Benzion Uziel (1948–1954)
  • Yitzhak Nissim (1955–1973)
  • Ovadia Yosef (1973–1983)
  • Mordechai Eliyahu (1983–1993)
  • Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron (1993–2003)
  • Shlomo Amar (2003–2013)
  • Yitzhak Yosef (2013–present)

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