IDF Rabbinate holds special Shabbat for bereaved families

Rabbinate held this past weekend a special Shabbat at a hotel for religious families of soldiers who were killed during their IDF service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2017, 11:15 AM

'Your task is as complex as Moses' job'

Rivlin blesses new IDF Chief Rabbi with success in new task of 'connecting,' compares Rabbi Karim's job to that of Moses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 11:36 AM

Rabbi Eyal Karim sworn in as IDF Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Eyal Karim sworn in Thursday as the new Chief Rabbi of the IDF after petition against him dropped.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2016, 7:56 PM

'Give the IDF Chief Rabbi the authority to act'

IDF rabbis call on leaders in the wider community to rally behind Rabbi Eyal Karim, whose induction as Chief IDF Rabbi takes place today.Kobi Finkler, 12/1/2016, 11:47 AM

Rabbi Karim to be sworn in as IDF chief Rabbi Thursday

Rabbi Eyal Karim will be sworn in as the new Chief Rabbi of the IDF this coming Thursday, the petition against him was withdrawn.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 11/28/2016, 4:08 PM

MKs withdraw petition against Rabbi Karim's appointment

Meretz members have withdrawn their petition again Rabbi Karim’s appointment, announcing that his affidavit is a great victory.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 11/27/2016, 1:17 PM

Rabbi Karim: 'I never said soldiers are permitted to rape'

Rabbi Eyal Karim responds to allegations that he said it is permitted for IDF soldiers to rape enemy women based on biblical text.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2016, 8:31 PM

Rabbis issue statement supporting Rabbi Karim

'A rabbi should not be forced by external pressures to retract a halachic ruling or a Torah interpretation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2016, 11:49 AM

'Why is the religious judge acting like an Arab radical?'

Right-wing activist Baruch Marzel criticizes religious Supreme Court judge for his decision to delay the appointment of Rabbi Karim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2016, 8:38 AM

Rabbi Karim to High Court: No apology, no retraction

Rabbis express 'pride' in Rabbi Karim, calling his refusal to apologize to the Supreme Court a sanctification of G-d's Name.Hillel Fendel, 11/22/2016, 5:18 PM

Interior Minister slams court for delaying Karim appointment

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri attacks High Court for delaying IDF chief rabbi's appointment, stating that what rabbi meant was obvious.Arutz Sheva staff, 11/22/2016, 2:09 PM

State: Rabbi Karim the right man for the job

The state responds to petition against Rabbi Eyal Karim's appointment as IDF chief rabbi, stating he is 'the right man in the right place'.Yoel Domb, 11/22/2016, 12:47 PM

Rabbi Karim's associates respond to the High Court’s decision

Rabbi’s associates: The Supreme Court is taking Rabbi Karim's statements out of context.Shomo Vile, 11/21/2016, 7:39 PM

'The Regulation Law harms Jewish settlement'

Defense Minister Liberman addresses the Regulation Law, building in Judea and Samaria and the delay in Rabbi Karim's appointment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2016, 3:48 PM

Coalition chairman opposes Rabbi Karim's appointment

MK David Bitan says Chief of Staff should have cancelled the appointment of Rabbi Eyal Karim as the chief IDF rabbi.Hezki Baruch, 7/17/2016, 6:00 AM

IDF Chief of Staff backs Karim: 'He will be IDF Chief Rabbi'

Following meeting, Eizenkot gives his backing to presumptive IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal Karim, following left-wing campaign to block appointment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2016, 3:53 PM

Rabbi Druckman: It's pure libel

Rabbi Haim Druckman applauds the strengthening religious establishment, in light of the media storm surrounding IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal KarimRachel Kaplan, 7/13/2016, 2:10 PM

'They want to uproot the Jewish nature of the IDF'

MK Mualem: "The campaign against new IDF Chief Rabbi stems from terrifying ignorance"Orly Harari, 7/13/2016, 12:13 PM

Former IDF Chief Rabbi defends new appointee

Brigadier General (res.) Rabbi Israel Weiss says Rabbi Eyal Karim spearheaded inclusion of female soldiers, is misrepresented by reports.Orli Harari, 7/13/2016, 10:22 AM

'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

'Leftists are trying to destroy the IDF Rabbinate'

Forum of reservist IDF rabbis say attacks on IDF Chief Rabbi appointee part of larger effort to marginalize Judaism within the IDF.Shai Landesman, 7/12/2016, 8:11 PM

New IDF Chief Rabbi subjected to rehashed 'controversy'

IDF Personnel Directorate head calls Rabbi Karim for 'clarification conversation' regarding statements made by the rabbi 3 and 4 years ago.Uzi Baruch, 7/12/2016, 3:52 PM

Lapid: New IDF Chief Rabbi must state support for drafting women

Yesh Atid head calls on new IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal Karim to publicly support drafting women, following reports of his previous stance.Ido Ben-Porat, 7/12/2016, 10:26 AM

New Chief Military Rabbi appointed

Rabbi Eyal Moshe Karim, former paratroopers commander and author of a book on Jewish military law, will be the next Chief Military Rabbi.Ido Ben Porat, 7/11/2016, 5:31 PM