'We want to make kashrut more efficient: Is that so bad?'Head of Tzohar rabbinic movement questions why call to reform kashrut supervision called a 'disaster.'
Rabbi Ariel: Tzohar leading Israel to disasterRamat Gan Chief Rabbi tells Arutz Sheva plans by Tzohar rabbinic group to privatize kosher supervision would be 'disaster for Judaism'.
Purim readings aim to bridge Israel’s religious-secular divideOver 400 'neutral' locations across Israel to have Megillah readings on Purim for both religious and secular Israelis.
'Rabbis shouldn't destroy the Chief Rabbinate's framework'Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, Rabbi of Ramat Gan, slammed efforts to undermine the Rabbinate's kashrut system and privatize kashrut certification.
'This harms the Rabbinate and the state's Jewish character'National Union party warns kashrut reforms will divide country, harm the Jewish character of the state.
PM Netanyahu: Tzohar 'ensures Jewish identity of Israel'Prime Minister Netanyahu sent letter to Tzohar on its 10th anniversary, stating that they 'transmit Jewish tradition to future generations'.
'To refuse to bury homosexuals is to show contempt for the dead'Head of Tzohar organization slams report alleging that a burial society is refusing to bury homosexual individuals.
Tzohar rabbis: Prohibit stores from opening on ShabbatTzohar rabbinic organization called on government to prohibit stores opening on Shabbat as 'it is central component of Israel's identity.'
Tzohar campaigns for access for blind to synagoguesThis coming Shabbat , as we read about our Forefather Yitzchak losing his sight, Tzohar will call attention to needs of blind in synagogues.
Democracy and Judaism in the State of IsraelWatch: Rabbi David Stav, Rabbi of Shoham and Head of Tzohar, speaks about Judaism and Jewish identity.
Graffiti and knife found near Ra'anana Reform synagogueGraffiti accusing of blasphemy and a knife were found in front of a Reform synagogue this morning in Ra’anana.
Tzohar set to perform 650 weddings in SeptemberRecord-breaking number of weddings to be performed this month by organization that claims to be "non-judgmental" alternative to Rabbinate.
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.'
'Not reporting sexual abuse violates the Torah'Head of Tzohar criticizes rabbis over failure to report cases of sexual abuse in their communities.
'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 threatens to leave rabbinic courts half emptyAppointment committee meeting canceled after Chief Rabbis refuse to attend. Shas demands Sephardi majority on Supreme Court.
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.
'You registered through Tzohar? You're not Jewish'Investigation reveals Haifa rabbinate officials denied marriage licenses to couples, claiming they were non-Jews.
Prenuptial agreement will remove the need for public 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.
Top 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 Rabbinate on ConversionsRabbi Haim Druckman sharply criticized independent religious courts to circumvent the Rabbinate and conduct conversions.
Rabbis Set Up 'Independent' Conversion Courts, Sans RabbinateA group of rabbis has set up a “competing” independent of Jewish Court of Law (Beit Din) which will exclusively handle conversions.
Tzohar Rabbis, Sheikhs Visit Arson VictimsSpecial interfaith delegation unites to condemn arson attack in Duma and commit to preventing future attacks.
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.
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.
Tzohar Reaches Out to Anglos and Overseas CommunitiesRabbi Reuven Spolter, head of TZOHAR's overseas operations, explains the importance of reaching out to English speakers.
Could a 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.
Anger at Petah Tikvah Rabbinate's Refusal to Marry EthiopiansZionist 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.
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.
Tzohar Calls on Diaspora Communities 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 'Connecting the People to Judaism'Religious-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 State-Approved Diaspora RabbisRabbi David Stav, Tzohar's director, calls on Rabbinate to released list of rabbis abroad who can legally determine Jewish status.
'Revolution'? 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 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”
Chief Rabbi Candidate Stav: We're Here to Bring a ChangeThe head of the Tzohar organization said that he is fully committed to halacha, Jewish law
Rabbi Stav: As Chief Rabbi I'll Expand Tzohar's EffortsRabbi David Stav, chairman of the Tzohar organization, officially announced his candidacy for the office of Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi.
Religious Zionists Seen as Top Choices for Chief RabbiAfter 20 years, two Religious Zionist leaders are serious contenders for the position of Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi
American Rabbis on a Solidarity 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: Connect with Chief RabbinateThe Tzohar organization undertakes a PR campaign to connect the Chief Rabbinate to the Israeli public. It is even on Facebook.
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.
Bill will Save 'Tzohar' Religious Zionist Marriage ProjectProposed law will cancel regional marriage registration, enabling Tzohar rabbis' project to go on.
Deal to Allow Tzohar Rabbis to Perform Weddings on TrackRabbis of the Tzohar organization met with Religious Affairs Minister Ya'akov Margi to work out a deal to allow them to perform weddings.
Tzohar Rabbi: Religious Ministry Rule Will Cause Split in NationEnforcement 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.
Zionist Rabbis Gather in Jerusalem, Learn from One AnotherThe Tzohar organization's 4th annual International Rabbinic Conference brings together Zionist rabbis from all over the world.
Tzohar Brings Purim to All with 110 Megillah ReadingsThe Tzohar organization is bringing Purim joy to all Israelis, with Megillah readings in malls, kibbutzim, sports centers and more.
50,000 Secular Israelis Join Tzohar's Yom Kippur InitiativeThe Tzohar rabbinic organization's 'Praying Together on Yom Kippur' program allows secular Jews to join the services and feel at home.