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'Religious morality trumps army directives'

Rabbi David Stav defends Chief IDF Rabbi appointee from media attacks; expresses displeasure at recent appointments for Rabbinical Court.Shai Landesman, 7/13/2016, 10:08 AM

Political fight holds up rabbinic court appointees

Appointment committee meeting canceled after Chief Rabbis refuse to attend. Shas demands Sephardi majority on Supreme Court.Hezki Baruch, 7/6/2016, 3:59 PM

Shaked: 'Don't lecture me'

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked responds to rabbinical, women's groups concerned about too much haredi control over rabbinical courts.Ido Ben-Porat, 7/1/2016, 2:10 PM

Scandal in Haifa rabbinate, officials suspended

Investigation reveals Haifa rabbinate officials denied marriage licenses to couples, claiming they were non-Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2016, 11:04 AM

Prenuptial agreement removes need of shaming

Head of Tzohar explains the correct way to avoid get refusal, explains how shaming can be used in certain cases as a last resort.Yoni Kempinsky, 2/21/2016, 4:39 PM

Rabbinate apologizes to Shoham's Rabbi Stav

After kashrut controversy over catering hall in Shoham, Rabbinate admits the city's chief rabbi handled the matter as was required.Shlomo Pietrekovsky, 11/12/2015, 1:28 PM

Leading Rabbi Says Israel Should Admit Refugees

Rabbi Yuval Cherlow, an influential rabbi in the Religious Zionist community, believes Israel should admit some Syrian refugees.Yaakov Levi, 9/17/2015, 5:47 PM

Rabbi: Conversion Panel to Prevent Intermarriage

Rabbi David Stav, head of Tzohar, notes that independent conversion committee will strengthen Israeli Jews by preventing assimilation.Yoni Kempinski, 8/11/2015, 1:04 PM

Rabbi Druckman: Don't Override Rabbinate

Rabbi Haim Druckman sharply criticized independent religious courts to circumvent the Rabbinate and conduct conversions.Moshe Cohen, 8/10/2015, 9:54 PM

Rabbis Set Up 'Independent' Conversion Courts

A group of rabbis has set up a “competing” independent of Jewish Court of Law (Beit Din) which will exclusively handle conversions.Moshe Cohen, 8/10/2015, 6:51 PM

Tzohar Rabbis Visit Arson Victims

Special interfaith delegation unites to condemn arson attack in Duma and commit to preventing future attacks.Yoni Kempinski, 8/3/2015, 6:53 PM

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.Yoni Kempinski, 7/9/2015, 2:50 PM

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.Yoni Kempinski, 7/9/2015, 9:21 AM

Tzohar Reaches Out to Anglos and Jews Overseas

Rabbi Reuven Spolter, head of TZOHAR's overseas operations, explains the importance of reaching out to English speakers.Yoni Kempinski, 7/9/2015, 6:45 AM

Could New 'Halakhic Pre-nup' Help 'Chained' Women?

Tzohar rabbinical organization reveals groundbreaking new legal initiative to help solve the 'agunah' crisis.Gedalyah Reback, 3/2/2015, 10:30 AM

A 'Unique' Year of Religion and State in Israel

Rabbi Stav of the Tzohar organization tells Arutz Sheva about weighty religious bills and thirst for Jewish identity in Israel.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 9/29/2014, 9:51 AM

Tzohar: Rabbis Must Wed Ethiopian Couples

Zionist rabbis' group decried the refusal of city rabbis in Petah Tikvah to register members of the Ethiopian community for marriage.Yaakov Levi, 9/7/2014, 3:30 PM

Rabbinical Support for Prime Minister Netanyahu

PM meets with Tzohar rabbis in mutual show of gratitude and support.Hezki Baruch, Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin, 9/4/2014, 2:46 AM

'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.Ido Ben-Porat and Ari Soffer, 8/18/2014, 3:00 PM

Tzohar Calls on Diaspora Jewry to Fly Israeli Flag

Rabbi David Stav, Tzohar chairman, calls on global support for Israel - both abroad and by visiting the Jewish state.Tova Dvorin, 8/1/2014, 10:15 AM

Annual Tzohar Conference Takes Place in Jerusalem

Religious-Zionist group hopes 'to make Israel more Jewish'; Rabbi David Stav cites unprecedented thirst for Judaism.Yoni Kempinski and Benny Moshe, 7/30/2014, 2:20 PM

First Knesset Tu Bishvat Seder Led By Tzohar

Tzohar Rabbinical Organization holds first of its kind seder on 'birthday of the trees,' event hosted by Knesset Speaker Edelstein.Ari Yashar, 1/16/2014, 8:37 PM

Rabbi: Chelsea Clinton’s Child – Jewish?

Rabbi David Stav argues that giving orthodox Jewish tradition a monopoly is better than the alternative.Maayana Miskin, 11/12/2013, 9:18 PM

Tzohar: Release List of Approved Diaspora Rabbis

Rabbi David Stav, Tzohar's director, calls on Rabbinate to released list of rabbis abroad who can legally determine Jewish status.Tova Dvorin, 11/11/2013, 9:33 PM

New Law Lets Marrying Couples Pick Their Rabbi

Couples can now marry in any city or town in the country, select rabbi they feel comfortable with, making Jewish marriage easier.David Lev, 10/28/2013, 10:10 PM

40,000 Secular Jews in Tzohar Yom Kippur Minyans

250 prayer minyans were held by 750 Tzohar volunteers throughout Israel on the High Holiday.Gil Ronen, 9/15/2013, 8:33 PM

40,000 Expected by Tzohar for Yom Kippur

the Tzohar organization will be organizing prayers at 250 locations around Israel for Yom Kippur, with 40,000 people expectedDavid Lev, 9/8/2013, 8:19 PM

Ex-Mossad Head to Help Olim Seeking Jewish Status

Efraim Halevy to chair program that helps thousands of Former Soviet Union immigrants marry under Israeli law.Arutz Sheva, 6/27/2013, 8:02 PM

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”David Lev, 6/16/2013, 10:30 PM

Chief Rabbi Candidate Stav: We Will Bring Change

The head of the Tzohar organization said that he is fully committed to halacha, Jewish lawDavid Lev, 6/3/2013, 10:54 PM

R. Stav: As Chief Rabbi I'll Grow Tzohar's Efforts

Rabbi David Stav, chairman of the Tzohar organization, officially announced his candidacy for the office of Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi.David Lev, 1/10/2013, 2:50 PM

Religious Zionist Leaders May Become Chief Rabbi

After 20 years, two Religious Zionist leaders are serious contenders for the position of Ashkenazic Chief RabbiDavid Lev, 12/20/2012, 9:49 AM

American Rabbis on a Mission to Southern Israel

Rabbis from the Rabbinical Council of America arrived in Israel for a three-day solidarity mission with residents of the south., 11/21/2012, 6:27 AM

Rabbis Open Hotline for Southern Israel

The Tzohar rabbinic organization has opened a hotline for residents of southern Israel seeking Judaism, psychological boost. Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 6:45 PM

Campaign: Make Chief Rabbinate More Relevant

The Tzohar organization undertakes a PR campaign to connect the Chief Rabbinate to the Israeli public. It is even on Facebook.Maayana Miskin, 8/24/2012, 9:28 AM

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.Yoni Kempinski, 7/11/2012, 7:30 AM

Bill will Save Religious Zionist Marriage Project

Proposed law will cancel regional marriage registration, enabling Tzohar rabbis' project to go on.Gil Ronen, 12/4/2011, 5:28 PM

Deal to Allow Tzohar Rabbis to Perform Weddings

Rabbis of the Tzohar organization met with Religious Affairs Minister Ya'akov Margi to work out a deal to allow them to perform weddings.David Lev, 11/10/2011, 10:24 AM

Rabbi: Ministry Rule Will Cause Secular Marriage

Enforcement of a residency rule will cause thousands of Israelis to get married in non-Jewish ceremonies in Cyprus, says Rabbi David Stav.David Lev, 11/8/2011, 4:01 PM

Israel's 'House Divided' Unites on Yom Kippur

Jews 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. Chana Ya'ar, 10/6/2011, 12:24 PM

Rabbis Gather in Jerusalem

The Tzohar organization's 4th annual International Rabbinic Conference brings together Zionist rabbis from all over the world.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 7/28/2011, 3:09 AM

Tzohar Brings Purim to All

The Tzohar organization is bringing Purim joy to all Israelis, with Megillah readings in malls, kibbutzim, sports centers and more.Maayana Miskin, 3/18/2011, 1:05 PM

50,000 in Tzohar's Yom Kippur

The Tzohar rabbinic organization's 'Praying Together on Yom Kippur' program allows secular Jews to join the services and feel at home. Gil Ronen, 9/16/2010, 9:14 PM

60 Megillah Readings by Tzohar

The Tzohar organization will hold Megillah readings and Purim celebrations in 60 locations around Israel this year as a way to unite Jews.Hana Levi Julian, 2/23/2010, 11:50 AM