Shas rabbi scorns 'gentile' government Draft Law budgets

'We have problem with enlisting yeshiva students; they threaten they won't give budgets; do we live according to these gentile's budgets?'Mordechai Sones, 6/20/2018, 1:09 PM

'Rabbinical' golf cart up for sale

Scooter used by the late Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, and later by Rabbi Shalom Cohen, to be auctioned in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2018, 2:19 PM

Haredi rabbis ban dressing up as IDF soldiers during Purim

Group of 35 haredi rabbis sign letter forbidding children from dressing up as IDF soldiers. 'Stay away from this ugliness.'Tzvi Lev, 2/15/2018, 8:05 PM

Shas and Yahad to merge?

Son of Shas' spiritual head meets with Rabbi Meir Mazuz from Eli Yishai's party, reportedly offers to merge two warring parties.Tzvi Lev, 10/9/2017, 11:35 PM

Aryeh Deri addresses Guetta resignation for the first time

Aryeh Deri praises former MK Yigal Guetta as 'fully committed to Shas,' addresses relationship with Council of Torah Sages.Tzvi Lev, 10/2/2017, 8:05 PM

Feuding Sephardi haredi rabbis meet to resolve differences

Rabbis meet for first time since contentious elections in 2015 caused a split between the top authorities in the Sephardi haredi world.Tzvi Lev, 9/28/2017, 4:43 PM

Shas rabbinic council members back MK in gay wedding fiasco

As Shas leaders mull fate of MK who attended gay wedding, Shas rabbi expresses support for MK: 'If he resigns, I'm resigning'.David Rosenberg, 9/15/2017, 8:55 AM

Deri demands authority on Shabbat issue at Supreme Court hearing

Haredi ministers will meet Tuesday with Tourism Minister Levin and demand the right to enforce Shabbat laws and legislation of status quo.Michal Levy, 4/25/2017, 9:54 AM

Rebbetzin predicted her own death

According to Rebbetzin Yael Cohen’s children, she predicted her own death. ‘She said she had a confession to make on the 13th of Sivan.'Chaim Lev, 6/23/2016, 8:08 PM

Shas leader clarifies 'Amalek' comment against Jewish Home

'I love all Jews; everything I said was out of love', Rabbi Cohen tells Bennett during Shiva visit.Hezki Baruch, 6/22/2016, 10:25 PM

In pictures: Rabbi Shalom Cohen's wife laid to rest

Funeral of Yael Cohen, wife of Shas spiritual leader, draws thousands, including prominent religious and political figures.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2016, 8:44 PM

Rabbi Cohen mourns wife: 'In her credit we received the Torah'

Thousands attend funeral for Yael Cohen, wife of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Shalom Cohen, in Jerusalem.Haim Cohen, 6/21/2016, 8:17 PM

Wife of Shas's spiritual leader passes away at 78

Rabbanit Yael Cohen passes away following serious illness. Her widower, Rabbi Shalom Cohen, is president of Council of Torah Sages.Yedidya Ben-Or, 6/21/2016, 9:03 AM

Wife of Shas spiritual leader hospitalized in serious condition

Family calls on public to pray for wife of Rabbanit Yael Cohen, wife of Rabbi Shalom Cohen.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2016, 8:49 PM

Top Shas sage warns Netanyahu over Kotel

Rabbi Shalom Cohen warns Prime Minister he will tell Shas to leave Coalition if government caves in to Reform Jews.Gil Ronen, 3/17/2016, 10:31 PM

Shas Spiritual Leader: Hatikva is a 'Stupid' Song

Shas mentor Rabbi Shalom Cohen says Rabbi Ovadia once stood when Hatikva was sung, but uttered a prayer instead.Arutz Sheva, 2/22/2015, 5:54 PM

Shas' Rabbi: Jewish Home? 'Home without Jews'

Rabbi Shalom Cohen offers a repeat version of the Jewish Home bashing that preceded the last elections.Benny Moshe, Gil Ronen, 1/15/2015, 8:46 PM

'Submissive' Deri Officially Returns to Head Shas

It's official: after two weeks away in a measured ploy to gain backing and overcome damaging recordings, Deri is back at the helm of Shas.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 1/12/2015, 12:31 PM

Shas Chief Rabbi Tells Deri: You Can't Quit, Come Back

Rabbi Shalom Cohen, head of the Shas Council of Torah Sages, instructs Aryeh Deri to return to lead the party.Haim Lev, 1/12/2015, 5:14 AM

Shas Embarrassed After Spiritual Leader Insults Yishai

Officials in Shas distance themselves from comments made by Rabbi Shalom Cohen against Eli Yishai and his rabbinic counsel.Haim Lev, 12/28/2014, 2:13 AM

R. Amsalem: Shas Leader All Wrong on Haredi Colleges

A ruling by a top Shas rabbi against women learning in haredi colleges won't help anyone, said Rabbi Haim AmsalemMoshe Cohen, 6/26/2014, 8:20 AM

Activists: Put 'Amalek Rabbi' on Trial

Bayit Yehudi activists want to see Rabbi Shalom Cohen put on trial for calling them 'members of the Amalek nation.'David Lev, 7/30/2013, 8:54 PM

Shas Backpedals on Religious Zionists as ‘Amalek’

Shas party Spiritual Leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef tries to minimize damage from a charge labeling religious Zionist rabbis as ‘Amalek.’Chana Ya'ar, 7/21/2013, 9:07 AM

Amalek? Rabbi 'Only Meant Bayit Yehudi Leaders'

Sources in Rabbi Shalom Cohen's household: he did not mean to disparage the entire National-Religious publicGil Ronen, 7/14/2013, 8:40 PM