'They're trying to silence the rabbis'

Rabbi Shlomo Amar defends Education Min. Rabbi Peretz, says there's a push to 'close the rabbis' mouths.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2019, 10:25 AM

Rabbis warn against businesses running on Shabbat

Jerusalem chief rabbis encourage public to support Sabbath-observant businesses, warns against 'blurring' Israel's Jewish character.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2019, 3:33 PM

'Refrain from entering entire Temple Mount area'

Jerusalem Rabbis Aryeh Stern and Rabbi Shlomo Amar warn public not to enter entire Temple Mount area: 'End the sacrilege.'Rafael Levy, 2/24/2019, 5:20 PM

J'lem Rabbi on bus disaster: 'Attribute of justice is hovering'

In wake of bus disaster, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem calls to strengthen watching dignity of others.Ben Shaul, 2/10/2019, 6:24 PM

Diaspora Jews buying Shabbat-violating businesses?

Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi says Jews from overseas buying Shabbat-violating bussiness in order to force shutdown on Jewish day of rest.Tzvi Lev, 7/30/2018, 1:27 PM

'They dare raise their hand against a great rabbi in Israel'

Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Shlomo Amar backs Rabbi Aryeh Stern who spoke against gender disorientation organizations.Mordechai Sones, 7/24/2018, 4:18 PM

'Earthquakes are a wake-up call from God'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar says recent earthquakes show Jewish people need to 'wake up' and return to God.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2018, 10:08 PM

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi asks to extend his term

Rabbi Shlomo Amar submits request to Chief Rabbinate Council to extend his term for another five years.Chaim Lev, 1/7/2018, 5:13 AM

'After tragedy, NYC Jews should increase faith

J'lem Chief Rabbi says Jews in Flatbush should have faith, increase Torah study and mitzva observance after deadly house fire.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2018, 7:21 PM

Aryeh Deri apologizes

Shas chairman apologizes to Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Amar after leak of recording in which he spoke insultingly of the rabbi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2017, 10:18 PM

'Ever since Deri returned, Shas has been dropping like a rock'

Former Shas MK says current chairman leading party off cliff, new leader who respects rabbis must be appointed.Benny Tocker, 11/9/2017, 6:28 PM

Complaint filed in Shas wiretapping affair

Rabbi in recorded conversation with Shas chairman Aryeh Deri in which Deri attacked Jerusalem Chief Rabbi files complaint over 'wiretapping'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2017, 8:14 PM

Left-wing Jews protest Jerusalem Chief Rabbi at Paris synagogue

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar speaks at Paris synagogue. Liberal Jews protest over rabbi's comments criticizing Reform movement.JTA, 9/18/2017, 3:30 PM

Mass 'selichot' prayers at Western Wall - in pictures

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Shlomo Amar joins thousands of worshippers in mass selichot prayers at Western Wall days ahead of Rosh Hashanah.Shlomi Cohen, 9/15/2017, 9:16 AM

'Reform: Destruction unfolding in our times'

In weekly class, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem says Reform movement is worse than Holocaust deniers.Mordechai Sones, 9/5/2017, 10:22 PM

MK Glick to work from entrance to Temple Mount

Yehuda Glick to move office to entrance to Temple Mount in protest against PM's ban on MKs visiting holy site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2017, 9:45 PM

'It is strictly forbidden to ascend the Temple Mount'

Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem issues letter strongly forbidding ascension to Temple Mount, after many Jews ascended on Tisha B'Av.Haim Lev, 8/2/2017, 4:10 PM

Ramming attack victims laid to rest

4 soldiers killed in terror attack Sunday laid to rest. Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem asks at funeral 'How long will the wicked ones rejoice?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/9/2017, 3:49 PM

Rabbi Amar tells it like it is

Reform Jews are not in the same category as their leaders. Tzvi Fishman, 11/20/2016, 9:58 PM

Watch: Activists confront far-left activists in Jerusalem

City councilman, right-wing activists confront members of Reform movement, left-wing radicals in front of Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate office.Eliran Aharon, 11/20/2016, 8:59 PM

Gay Flag hung up at Rabbinate

The LGBT flag was hung up outside Rabbinate offices, apparently in protest against Rabbi Amar’s recent comments.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 11/20/2016, 9:23 AM

'They are terrorizing the rabbis'

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem responds to criticism of his comments of LGBTs and the Reform Movement, says they are trying to destroy tradition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2016, 1:09 PM

Leftists, LGBT activists target Jerusalem Chief Rabbi

Yerushalmim faction, LGBT activists plan protests outside offices of Rabbi Shlomo Amar, following his statements on gays, Reform Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2016, 10:53 AM

Rabbi Amar: PM's support of gay pride parade is an embarassment

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi condemns gay pride parade, calls on Netanyahu to give 'public apology' after voice support for parade.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 7/21/2016, 11:35 AM

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi: WoW is 'satan incarnate'

After group announces its latest provocation, Rabbi Amar says, 'in a civilized country they'd be in a mental hospital.Chaim Lev, 4/15/2016, 10:56 AM

Is it Safe For Jews to Visit the Kotel? Rabbis Disagree

Gur Rebbe reportedly bars followers from visiting Western Wall in light of stabbings; Sephardic Chief Rabbi urges Jews to visit.Tova Dvorin, 10/4/2015, 2:27 PM

Teenager Breaks into Jerusalem Chief Rabbi's Home

17-year-old youth arrested after breaking into Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar's house over Shabbat.Haim Lev, 7/4/2015, 11:36 PM

Rabbi Amar to French Chief Rabbi: We Feel Your Pain

In a message to Rabbi Haim Korsia, Rabbi Shlomo Amar wrote that 'the Jewish people and the people of Jerusalem are with you.'Moshe Cohen, 1/11/2015, 10:05 PM

Rabbi Amar: Knesset 'Most Kosher' Place in Israel

The comments heard there may not always be so “kosher,” but the food in the Knesset most definitely is, said Rabbi Shlomo AmarYaakov Levi, 12/28/2014, 4:16 PM

Watch: Former Sephardic Chief Rabbi Visits Front Line Troops

Rabbi Shlomo Amar blesses, prays with hundreds of soldiers; troops and officers alike thank rabbi for 'uplifting' visit.Haim Lev, 7/16/2014, 6:44 PM

Peres Welcomes New Chief Rabbis, Snubs Old Ones

Peres welcomes new Chief Rabbis of Israel in formal ceremony; outgoing Chief Rabbis not invited.Maayana Miskin, 8/14/2013, 1:25 PM

‘Amar Law’ Heads toward Approval

Knesset set to allow Rabbi Shlomo Amar to serve a second term as Sephardi Chief Rabbi.Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2013, 5:05 PM

Knesset Approves 'Rabbi Amar Law'

Votes 44 to 14 to allow Rabbi Shlomo Amar to run for a second term as Chief Sephardic Rabbi.Gil Ronen, 6/5/2013, 10:26 PM

Bayit Yehudi’s New Plan in Rabbinate Race

Bayit Yehudi debates again on support for Chief Rabbi candidates.Maayana Miskin, 6/2/2013, 4:45 PM

Bennett Working for Ariel-Amar Deal

Arutz Sheva learned that Bennett met Netanyahu, Lieberman and Piron in attempts to get their support.Uzi Baruch with Gil Ronen, 5/21/2013, 2:45 PM

'Ariel-Amar Deal' is En Route to Knesset

Bill submitted by MK Kalfa would remove the 70-year age limit for appointment of chief rabbi.Gil Ronen, 5/21/2013, 2:04 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Endorses Rabbis Amar, Ariel

Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Ya'akov Ariel were endorsed in their elections bids for Chief Rabbi by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef David Lev, 5/13/2013, 5:27 PM

Chief Rabbi: Equal Burden of Service? Nonsense

Rabbi Shlomo Amar says talk of hareidi-religious enlistment is ‘nonsense.’Maayana Miskin, 4/29/2013, 3:42 AM

Israeli Chief Rabbi Greets Newly Arrived Bnei Menashe Immigrants

Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi congratulated the 274 Bnei Menashe immigrants from India who arrived in the Jewish state in recent months., 3/13/2013, 3:00 PM

Chief Rabbis: Show Our Thanks for the Rain By Helping the Poor

In a letter, Israel's Chief Rabbis expressed their gratitude to G-d for the heavy rains Israel has received this winter seasonDavid Lev, 1/7/2013, 10:24 PM

Israel's Chief Rabbis to Europe: Investigate Anti-Semitism

Israel's chief rabbis send letter to the President of the European Council, urge him to work to stop anti-Semitism.Elad Benari, 1/3/2013, 5:15 AM

R. Amar: Better a Disengagement Than a Civil War

Rabbi Shlomo Amar says he's against the disobeying of orders by soldiers, even at the cost of Jewish communities being destroyed.David Lev, 12/24/2012, 2:44 AM

Kabbalist, Rabbis Warn of Danger, Call for Kindness

A Jewish mystic and rabbinic leaders have warned of a danger to the people of Israel, and are calling for more kindness, giving and prayer.Maayana Miskin, 8/2/2012, 1:46 PM

Rabbi Amar Meets Peres, Hoping to Lower Flames over Enlistment

Chief Sephardic Rabbi and President agree that debate over hareidi Torah scholars' exemptions should not become too extreme.Gil Ronen, 7/15/2012, 6:54 PM

Rav Amar: Persecution Caused Earthquake

Sephardic chief rabbi Shlomo Amar says Tuesday's Earthquake is the Devil's work spawned by the Tal Law controversyGabe Kahn, 7/11/2012, 7:51 PM

Chief Rabbi Declares War on Funding Reform 'Rabbis'

Rav Shlomo Amar: can such a decision be made without consulting the Council of the Chief Rabbinate?Gil Ronen, 6/17/2012, 8:26 PM

Chief Rabbis: Don’t Ascend Temple Mount

Chief Rabbis Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Rabbi Yonah Metzger joined by other top rabbis in proclaiming Mount off limits due to halakhic issues.Gil Ronen, 3/6/2012, 2:35 PM

Chief Rabbi: Woman Can Serve on Dayanim Committee

Chief Sephardic Rabbi says he does not object to women sitting on the committee that selects rabbinic judges.Gil Ronen, 12/19/2011, 11:49 AM

Rabbi Amar Warns Against Civil War - Calls for Dialogue

Rabbi Amar and a delegation of Samaria rabbis showed their solidarity with the IDF and issued a proclamation against attacking soldiersGabe Kahn., 12/14/2011, 7:35 PM

Chief Rabbis Condemn Mosque Fire, Say It May be Libel

Israel's chief rabbis condemn anti-Muslim acts while visiting burnt Tuba Zangria mosque. Rabbi Amar: Arson may be a blood libel. Gabe Kahn., 10/3/2011, 8:35 PM

Rabbi Amar: Moshe Naftali was Special

Fallen soldier Moshe Naftali 'had a special soul,' says chief Sephardi rabbi. Maayana Miskin, 8/23/2011, 1:16 AM

Chief Rabbis: This is a Time for Self-Examination

Israel's Chief Rabbis issue special call in preparation for Tisha B'Av. "We must remove the jealousy and hatred, and increase love."Elad Benari, 8/8/2011, 10:43 AM

Officials Ignored Chief Rabbi’s Plea to Avoid Disgracing Rabbis

Chief Rabbi Amar says officials ignored pleas to meet with him to prevent the disgrace of arresting Rabbis Lior and Yosef for questioning.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/6/2011, 3:41 PM

Israel's Chief Rabbis Visit IDF's Chief Rabbi

Israel’s chief rabbis, Rabbi Yona Metzger and Rabbi Shlomo Amar, met on Sunday with Chief Military Rabbi Rafi Peretz and his staff.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 2/21/2011, 1:11 AM

Rabbi's Organ Donation Controversy Resurfaces: INN Review

The recent death of soccer star Avi Cohen refoccused attention on organ donation dispute: When is a person actually "dead" halakhically?David Lev, 1/23/2011, 9:12 AM

Israel's Religious Schools Pray for Rain and Better Days

Education Ministry's initiative sees all of Israel's religious schools conducting a prayer for rainfall. The prayer was broadcast live on Arutz 7.Elad Benari, 12/23/2010, 4:15 AM

Israeli Chief Rabbi Visits Yeshiva University

Rabbi Shlomo Amar, the Sephardi Chief Rabbi, visits America's flagship Yeshiva University. Maayana Miskin, 12/12/2010, 9:57 PM