'Money preferable to chickens for Kapparot'

Leading rabbi Meir Mazuz says it is preferable to observe the pre-Yom Kippur custom with money rather than chickens.Mordechai Sones, 9/2/2018, 10:35 AM

Yahad rabbi takes on professor over anti-Passover rant

'Why does it bother him to see Jews eating matzah?' asks Rabbi Meir Mazuz after ex-Ariel university professor slams Jews over tradition.David Rosenberg, 3/18/2018, 9:14 PM

Leading rabbi says Shabbat observance key to pop star's success

'Maybe I'll invite him to my Yeshiva. Omer Adam proves that Shabbat observance pays.'Tzvi Lev, 12/31/2017, 9:30 AM

Leading haredi rabbi calls for fasting over drought

Leading haredi rabbi calls for public fast day over lack of rainfall in Israel. 'The Holy One is angry at us.'Tzvi Lev, 12/24/2017, 8:24 AM

Aryeh Deri denies that Shas will run with Eli Yishai

Shas head denies swirling rumors that it will run with former leader Eli Yishai's Yahad party. 'We don't need reinforcements.'Tzvi Lev, 12/14/2017, 5:46 PM

Eli Yishai doesn't rule out running with Shas

Despite ugly in-fighting, former Shas head Eli Yishai says he would run with party in order to help Shas cross electoral threshold.Tzvi Lev, 12/10/2017, 10:30 AM

Soccer players to haredim: Allow us to keep Shabbat

Group of Israeli soccer players meets with haredi sage Rabbi Meir Mazuz, implores him to help stop Shabbat games.Tzvi Lev, 12/3/2017, 7:53 AM

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

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

'Reform not Jewish'

'After failing in Germany, Reformers want to dig in their claws like the pig did to Jerusalem's walls'.Mordechai Sones, 5/21/2017, 1:05 PM

Rabbi Mazuz: A woman in captivity will hand over secrets

Prominent rabbi slams army order to integrate women into combat positions. 'They're destroying the Nation of Israel.'Tal Polon, 4/30/2017, 8:00 AM

'Haredim are constantly fighting each other over everything'

Rabbi Meir Mazuz says divisiveness harming haredi community, slams radical anti-draft 'Yerushalmi Faction'.Michal Levy, 4/2/2017, 4:03 PM

Rabbi Mazuz bashes 'yichud room' wedding custom

Rabbi Meir Mazuz, Head of the Kiseh Rachamim Yeshiva, bashed the practice of “yichud room” common at traditional Ashkenazi Jewish weddings.Haim Lev, 9/6/2016, 1:28 PM

Yachad's Leading Rabbi Blames Shas for Elections Failure

Shas lied to the public to ensure Yachad's failure, Rabbi Meir Mazuz says; 'one day, all these lies will fall like a house of cards.'Tova Dvorin, 3/20/2015, 12:23 PM

Yachad to Demand Cancellation of Haredi Enlistment Law

Yishai's rabbi, Rabbi Mazuz, writes that the party will demand revocation of controversial law as coalition condition.Ari Yashar, 3/13/2015, 1:32 PM

Yishai's Party Pledges Unity in Jerusalem

Ha'am Itanu conference draws over a thousand in capital, calls to unite behind the Torah and defend the land of Israel.Ari Yashar, 2/18/2015, 8:33 AM

Yahad Rabbi Sharpens Position against Shas

Rabbi Meir Mazuz calls on longtime Shas voters to consider voting for Eli Yishai, in a toughening of his stand.Gil Ronen, 2/17/2015, 11:47 AM

Can Last Gasp Rabbinical Meeting Save Yishai-Otzma Yehudit List?

Yishai's party torpedoed talks in surprising last minute demands, but meeting of Rabbis Mazuz and Tau may signify final hope.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 1/28/2015, 12:14 PM

Otzma Yehudit and Ha'am Itanu Parties Hold Unity Meeting

Ben-Ari and Marzel meet Yishai's Rabbi Mazuz to discuss joint list, as poll shows two parties won't make threshold separately.Benny Moshe, Ari Yashar, 1/13/2015, 11:06 PM

'Where Were Bibi and Bennett at Terror Victim Arami's Funeral?'

Otzma Yehudit head Ben-Ari slams leaders for 'turning Israel into France,' says his campaign is to stop 'conquering from within.'Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 1/12/2015, 11:55 AM

Yishai's Rabbi Denies Connection to Rabbi Yosef Recordings

Rabbi Mazuz, guide to Yishai's new party, says it was not Yishai who released tape showing Shas spiritual head slamming 'evil' Deri.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 12/29/2014, 7:32 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

Key Sephardic Rabbis Warn They'll Leave Shas with Yishai

Prominent rabbis warn Shas over Deri's demands pressing Yishai out, hint more strongly at a union with Ariel splitting Jewish Home too.Ari Yashar, 12/12/2014, 7:50 AM