IDF accused of unfairly targeting patriotic rabbiTzohar head 'shocked' by IDF order to not meet with Rabbi Eliezer Melamed. Asks why only him, not haredi rabbis, anti-IDF intellectuals?
Prenuptial agreement removes need of shamingHead of Tzohar explains the correct way to avoid get refusal, explains how shaming can be used in certain cases as a last resort.
Rabbinate apologizes to Shoham's Rabbi StavAfter kashrut controversy over catering hall in Shoham, Rabbinate admits the city's chief rabbi handled the matter as was required.
Riskin Clarifies: Converts Must Keep CommandmentsRabbi Shlomo Riskin says he was misquoted, after reports claimed he recognizes converts who only accept 'traditional' lifestyle.
Free-Market Judaism and Conversion StandardsIt is always possible to decide to be more stringent than the Rabbinate without that minimizing its importance in setting a halakhic standard. Deciding to be less stringent is another story.
Haredi Paper Attacks New Conversion CourtsYom Leyom, the voice of haredi party Shas, comes out strongly against conversion courts that circumvent the Rabbinate.
Rabbi: Conversion Panel to Prevent IntermarriageRabbi David Stav, head of Tzohar, notes that independent conversion committee will strengthen Israeli Jews by preventing assimilation.
MK: Conversion Could Help, or Damage, UnityMK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) said he was satisfied with the decision to reform the conversion system.
Rabbi: Intermarriage to Grow As Law RepealedThe government on Sunday canceled the conversion reform law Sunday - to the dismay of Rabbi David Stav of the Tzohar organization.
Should Married Men Wear a Ring?Tzohar Rabbis Head issues halachic favoring rings at workplace. Objectors say the custom is un-Jewish and rings are feminine.
R. Riskin 'Shocked' by Smotrich's Snipe at R. StavMK Bezalel Smotrich trades barbs with Rabbis Stav, Riskin, tells them 'not to preach' to Jewish Home over repealing of Conversion Law.
Could New 'Halakhic Pre-nup' Help 'Chained' Women?Tzohar rabbinical organization reveals groundbreaking new legal initiative to help solve the 'agunah' crisis.
Rabbinical Org. Advocates for More Sex-EducationTzohar Rabbinical Organization hosts special session, says Torah community must reclaim topic from 'less appropriate' sources.
Outrage as Orthodox Service Calls Women to TorahCommunity in Shoham starts having female congregants read from Torah, as rabbis and locals note 'this opposes Jewish law.'
A 'Unique' Year of Religion and State in IsraelRabbi Stav of the Tzohar organization tells Arutz Sheva about weighty religious bills and thirst for Jewish identity in Israel.
'Antagonism is not the Way to Combat Assimilation'Prominent religious-Zionist rabbi says that while intermarriage is a problem, protests outside mixed-marriage ceremony are wrong.
Annual Tzohar Conference Takes Place in JerusalemReligious-Zionist group hopes 'to make Israel more Jewish'; Rabbi David Stav cites unprecedented thirst for Judaism.
Tzohar Rabbi Weighs in on Abortion ControversyRabbi David Stav slams ‘immoral’ decision to subsidize abortions that are not medically necessary.
Rabbi: Chelsea Clinton’s Child – Jewish?Rabbi David Stav argues that giving orthodox Jewish tradition a monopoly is better than the alternative.
40,000 Expected by Tzohar for Yom Kippurthe Tzohar organization will be organizing prayers at 250 locations around Israel for Yom Kippur, with 40,000 people expected
Bennett: Chief Rabbi Results Could Split My PartyThe results of the elections for Chief Rabbi may end up pulling the Bayit Yehudi party apart.
Rabbinate Vote ‘Exposed Rift in Religious Zionism’Member of voting board says religious Zionists chose hareidi-religious candidates. ‘Deep rift in religious-Zionist society.’
Rabbinate Election Today, ‘Truth Will Prevail’The race for Chief Rabbi draws to a close. Rabbi Arusi slams politics, calls to change ‘humiliating’ elections process.
Rabbi Stav 'Shocked' by Rabbi Ovadia's AttackCandidate for Chief Rabbi tells Arutz Sheva: "My first reaction was, what does G-d want from me? I decided not to respond.”
Deri Defends Comments: ‘Evildoer’ Doesn’t Mean BadShas head defends Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s criticism of Rabbi Stav, says ‘evildoer’ is not necessarily a bad person.
Min. Orbach: Rabbinate Fuss Proves Need for ChangeAccuses hareidi leaders of “verbal hooliganism” that “quickly becomes physical."
Rabbi: 'Heartbroken Over the Divisive Atmosphere'In his first comments on the latest controversy surrounding him, Rabbi David Stav expressed regret at the “divisive atmosphere”
Rabbi Simcha Kook Slams Enlistment PlansThe Chief Rabbi of Rehovot says some want to fight Torah learning because they see its impact, criticizes Chief Rabbinate candidacy.
Anger as Shas Head Compares Rabbi to 'Idol'Rabbi Ovadia Yosef says choosing Rabbi Stav as Chief Rabbi would be ‘like putting an idol in the sanctuary.’
Shas: Rabbi Ovadia Opposes Rabbi StavShas faction chairman MK Atias says the spiritual leader does not want Rabbi Stav chosen as Chief Rabbi.
Bayit Yehudi Endorses Rabbi Stav for Chief RabbiReligious Zionist party votes to support relatively liberal candidate for Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi.
Bayit Yehudi’s New Plan in Rabbinate RaceBayit Yehudi debates again on support for Chief Rabbi candidates.
Minister: Rabbi Stav is What the Public WantsOrbach says Israelis want a chief rabbi with the ‘Tzohar spirit’ of openness, outreach.
Rabbis to Rabbi Stav: Withdraw from Rabbinate RaceControversy continues in Chief Rabbi race as call is issued for Rabbi Stav to withdraw and support Rabbi Yaakov Ariel.
Rabbi of Samaria Throws Weight behind Rabbi ArielRabbi Elyakim Levanon calls on Bayit Yehudi MKs to appoint Rabbi Yaakov Ariel as Chief Rabbi
Has Netanyahu Agreed to Appoint Chief Rabbi Ariel?Prime Minister met Naftali Bennett, reportedly agreed to amend law so person over 70 could be appointed.
Rabbis Call to Obama ‘Free Pollard – Yes You Can!’Rabbis march in Jerusalem, call on U.S. President to free Jonathan Pollard. ‘Yes you can!’
Rabbi Stav: We Want a Friendlier RabbinateReligious Zionist candidate for post of Chief Rabbi explains what changes are needed.
R. Stav: As Chief Rabbi I'll Grow Tzohar's EffortsRabbi David Stav, chairman of the Tzohar organization, officially announced his candidacy for the office of Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi.