'Religious morality trumps army directives'Rabbi David Stav defends Chief IDF Rabbi appointee from media attacks; expresses displeasure at recent appointments for Rabbinical Court.
Political fight holds up rabbinic court appointeesAppointment committee meeting canceled after Chief Rabbis refuse to attend. Shas demands Sephardi majority on Supreme Court.
Shaked: 'Don't lecture me'Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked responds to rabbinical, women's groups concerned about too much haredi control over rabbinical courts.
Scandal in Haifa rabbinate, officials suspendedInvestigation reveals Haifa rabbinate officials denied marriage licenses to couples, claiming they were non-Jews.
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.
Leading Rabbi Says Israel Should Admit RefugeesRabbi Yuval Cherlow, an influential rabbi in the Religious Zionist community, believes Israel should admit some Syrian refugees.
Rabbi: Conversion Panel to Prevent IntermarriageRabbi David Stav, head of Tzohar, notes that independent conversion committee will strengthen Israeli Jews by preventing assimilation.
Rabbi Druckman: Don't Override RabbinateRabbi Haim Druckman sharply criticized independent religious courts to circumvent the Rabbinate and conduct conversions.
Rabbis Set Up 'Independent' Conversion CourtsA group of rabbis has set up a “competing” independent of Jewish Court of Law (Beit Din) which will exclusively handle conversions.
Tzohar Rabbis Visit Arson VictimsSpecial interfaith delegation unites to condemn arson attack in Duma and commit to preventing future attacks.
Watch: Can Anglo Israelis Influence Diaspora Jews?Emissaries teaching Diaspora Jews about Israel and Jewish values can have a great impact, Rabbi Doron Perez proclaims.
How Can Parents Prepare Their Teens for Aliyah?Experts explain to Arutz Sheva why keeping teens in the loop during the immigration process is key to successful Aliyah.
Tzohar Reaches Out to Anglos and Jews OverseasRabbi Reuven Spolter, head of TZOHAR's overseas operations, explains the importance of reaching out to English speakers.
Could New 'Halakhic Pre-nup' Help 'Chained' Women?Tzohar rabbinical organization reveals groundbreaking new legal initiative to help solve the 'agunah' crisis.
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.
Tzohar: Rabbis Must Wed Ethiopian CouplesZionist rabbis' group decried the refusal of city rabbis in Petah Tikvah to register members of the Ethiopian community for marriage.
Rabbinical Support for Prime Minister NetanyahuPM meets with Tzohar rabbis in mutual show of gratitude and support.
'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.
Tzohar Calls on Diaspora Jewry to Fly Israeli FlagRabbi David Stav, Tzohar chairman, calls on global support for Israel - both abroad and by visiting the Jewish state.
Annual Tzohar Conference Takes Place in JerusalemReligious-Zionist group hopes 'to make Israel more Jewish'; Rabbi David Stav cites unprecedented thirst for Judaism.
First Knesset Tu Bishvat Seder Led By TzoharTzohar Rabbinical Organization holds first of its kind seder on 'birthday of the trees,' event hosted by Knesset Speaker Edelstein.
Rabbi: Chelsea Clinton’s Child – Jewish?Rabbi David Stav argues that giving orthodox Jewish tradition a monopoly is better than the alternative.
Tzohar: Release List of Approved Diaspora RabbisRabbi David Stav, Tzohar's director, calls on Rabbinate to released list of rabbis abroad who can legally determine Jewish status.
New Law Lets Marrying Couples Pick Their RabbiCouples can now marry in any city or town in the country, select rabbi they feel comfortable with, making Jewish marriage easier.
40,000 Secular Jews in Tzohar Yom Kippur Minyans250 prayer minyans were held by 750 Tzohar volunteers throughout Israel on the High Holiday.
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
Ex-Mossad Head to Help Olim Seeking Jewish StatusEfraim Halevy to chair program that helps thousands of Former Soviet Union immigrants marry under Israeli law.
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”
Chief Rabbi Candidate Stav: We Will Bring ChangeThe head of the Tzohar organization said that he is fully committed to halacha, Jewish law
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.
Religious Zionist Leaders May Become Chief RabbiAfter 20 years, two Religious Zionist leaders are serious contenders for the position of Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi
American Rabbis on a Mission to Southern IsraelRabbis from the Rabbinical Council of America arrived in Israel for a three-day solidarity mission with residents of the south.
Rabbis Open Hotline for Southern IsraelThe Tzohar rabbinic organization has opened a hotline for residents of southern Israel seeking Judaism, psychological boost.
Campaign: Make Chief Rabbinate More RelevantThe Tzohar organization undertakes a PR campaign to connect the Chief Rabbinate to the Israeli public. It is even on Facebook.
Video: Tzohar's 'User-Friendly Circumcision'The Tzohar Rabbinic Organization has launched a new effort to assist parents circumcising their sons according to Jewish law.
Bill will Save Religious Zionist Marriage ProjectProposed law will cancel regional marriage registration, enabling Tzohar rabbis' project to go on.
Deal to Allow Tzohar Rabbis to Perform WeddingsRabbis of the Tzohar organization met with Religious Affairs Minister Ya'akov Margi to work out a deal to allow them to perform weddings.
Rabbi: Ministry Rule Will Cause Secular MarriageEnforcement of a residency rule will cause thousands of Israelis to get married in non-Jewish ceremonies in Cyprus, says Rabbi David Stav.
Israel's 'House Divided' Unites on Yom KippurJews in Israel may be divided on many things, but they all come together on Yom Kippur. Arutz Sheva looks at what's happening this year.
Rabbis Gather in JerusalemThe Tzohar organization's 4th annual International Rabbinic Conference brings together Zionist rabbis from all over the world.
Tzohar Brings Purim to AllThe Tzohar organization is bringing Purim joy to all Israelis, with Megillah readings in malls, kibbutzim, sports centers and more.
50,000 in Tzohar's Yom KippurThe Tzohar rabbinic organization's 'Praying Together on Yom Kippur' program allows secular Jews to join the services and feel at home.
60 Megillah Readings by TzoharThe Tzohar organization will hold Megillah readings and Purim celebrations in 60 locations around Israel this year as a way to unite Jews.