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Tzohar set to perform 650 weddings in September

Record-breaking number of weddings to be performed this month by organization that claims to be "non-judgmental" alternative to Rabbinate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/5/2016, 4:29 PM

What is the Third Temple worth?

Rabbi Uriel Genzel spoke with Arutz Sheva of the future Temple as a function of peace. 'It's not just a physical redemption.'Rachel Kaplan, 8/14/2016, 2:24 PM

'Not reporting sexual abuse violates the Torah'

Head of Tzohar criticizes rabbis over failure to report cases of sexual abuse in their communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2016, 10:58 PM

'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 threatens to leave rabbinic courts half empty

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 on need for Zionist judges'

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

'You registered through Tzohar? You're not Jewish'

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 will remove the need for public 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

Top 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 on Conversions

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, Sans Rabbinate

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, Sheikhs 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 Jewry?

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

Watch: 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 Overseas Communities

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 a 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

Anger at Petah Tikvah Rabbinate's Refusal to Marry Ethiopians

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

Rabbi Stav: 'Antagonism is not the Way to Combat Intermarriage'

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 Communities 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 'Connecting the People to Judaism'

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 State-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

'Revolution'? 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 Stav: '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're Here to Bring a Change

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

Rabbi Stav: As Chief Rabbi I'll Expand 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 Zionists Seen as Top Choices for 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 Solidarity 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: Connect with Chief Rabbinate

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 Presents '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 'Tzohar' 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 on Track

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

Tzohar Rabbi: Religious Ministry Rule Will Cause Split in Nation

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

Zionist Rabbis Gather in Jerusalem, Learn from One Another

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 with 110 Megillah Readings

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 Secular Israelis Join Tzohar's Yom Kippur Initiative

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

Tzohar to Hold 60 Megillah Readings Around Israel

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