Watch: Central slichot event at Western Wall

Kotel plaza packed, as Tzfat chief rabbi Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu leads repentance prayers ahead of Yom Kippur.Arutz 20, 9/26/2017, 11:19 AM

Arab breaks into Rabbi Eliyahu's home

Arab man breaks into Rabbi Eliyahu's home undergoing renovations, attempts to illegally occupy property.Eliran Aharon, 8/22/2017, 1:55 PM

Rabbis outraged at haredi MK's support for concessions

Rabbis slam MK Gafni's claim that Torah supports evacuating Jews from their homes to surrender land to Arabs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2017, 12:00 PM

Rabbi of Tzfat receives death threats

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu is sent death threats and experiences harassment after speaking out against LGBT lawsuit 'terror.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/3/2017, 9:06 AM

Rabbi from Tzfat convicted of sexual offenses

Court convicts former yeshiva head of offenses against 8 women as part of plea bargain.Ido ben Porat, 7/26/2017, 7:17 PM

'LGBT community forces the system to violate its beliefs'

Tzfat rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: 'LGBT terror forces the system to change, violate beliefs,' condemns LGBT 'terror.'Ido Ben Porat, Chana Roberts, 7/26/2017, 10:43 AM

'It is forbidden for doctors to go on strike'

Rabbi Eliyahu on child cancer department crisis at Hadassah: 'Jewish law says that a doctor who refuses to give treatment spills blood.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/27/2017, 11:00 AM

'The public doesn't identify with lax treatment of terrorists'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu calls in interview with Arutz Sheva for country leaders to stop jailed terrorist benefits.Eliran Aharon, 4/20/2017, 7:40 AM

Watch: Special holiday prayers in Tomb of the Patriarchs

Special Passover prayer services in Hevron with Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu.Eliran Aharon, 4/13/2017, 8:20 AM

'Our redemption is greater than the exodus from Egypt'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu speaks with Arutz Sheva about the exodus from Egypt and the meaning of matzah.Eliran Aharon, 4/11/2017, 11:28 PM

Is one allowed to kill a terrorist captured after an attack?

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu receives phone call from soldier asking if it is permissible to kill terrorist who carried out deadly attack yesterday.Uzi Baruch, 4/7/2017, 10:23 AM

Rabbi Eliyahu to Chief of Staff: Don't try to educate us

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu fuming over the mixed-service directive. 'It's a pity the IDF has joined list of cultures which tried to educate us.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2017, 8:25 PM

Tzfat rabbi: Women in combat harms the IDF

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu supports Rabbi Levenstein's claim that women in tanks means inefficient tank crews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2017, 10:55 AM

Tzfat rabbi: Let Netanyahu do his job

Chief Rabbinate member and Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu says investigations into possible gifts to Prime Minister 'not appropriate'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/30/2017, 12:20 PM

Op Ed: Do not let them win

If you doubt rumors against PM come from desire for good government, leaks show someone's working hard to eliminate Prime Minister. OpinionHaRav Shmuel Eliyahu, 1/16/2017, 10:26 PM

Op Ed: Rabbi Shumel Eliyahu says the Azaria verdict is not moral

Chief Rabbi of Tzfat writes that the Azaria verdict is not moral because it weakens the IDF while strengthening the terrorists.Rabbi Shumel Eliyahu, 1/4/2017, 4:56 PM

'The Land of Israel is acquired through suffering'

Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, in a message to the people of Amona.Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, 12/22/2016, 8:38 AM

'This is cruelty against the Settlers'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu said that as many people as possible must go to Amona as the courts are influenced by public pressure.Eliran Aharon, 11/29/2016, 1:52 PM

'It is a mitzvah to break Shabbat to stop an arsonist'

The Chief Rabbi of Tzfat responds to the question of how to respond upon encountering an Arab committing arson.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2016, 7:50 AM

Tzfat Chief Rabbi slams proposal for mixed tank units

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu slammed proposal for mixed tank units, stating that army is behaving complacently by forming mixed units.Uzi Baruch, 11/22/2016, 9:45 AM

Rabbi Eliyahu: Rabbi Berland must be incarcerated

Rabbi Eliyahu responds to the question of whether Rabbi Berland should be freed from jail negatively.Rabbi Shmuel Elyahu, 7/24/2016, 10:42 PM

'I'm not going to apologize for the Torah'

Chief Rabbi of Tzfat defends Rabbi Yigal Levinstein over controversial comments labeling homosexuals 'deviants'.Ido Ben Porat, 7/18/2016, 11:43 AM

Tzfat Chief Rabbi declares 'next step is the Temple Mount'

Rabbi Eliyahu reveals growing spiritual awakening seen in Lag B'Omer festivities, next stage is 'going up to the Mount, nothing less.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2016, 11:24 AM

Leading rabbis: Shoot terrorists on sight

Noted rabbis hold emergency conference on Arab terror, demand government reject 2-state solution and stop making 'stupid' statements.Hezki Baruch, 5/15/2016, 8:56 PM

Watch: Hevron's Machpela packed for inspiring Pesach prayers

Jewish pride in the city of the forefathers: Hundreds of Jews from across Israel pack Cave of Patriarchs for special musical prayer service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2016, 9:59 AM

Chief Tzfat rabbi: Generals can stop Jews, why not Arabs?

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Eliyahu criticizes Israel's leniency towards terrorists. 'If you want a solution you can find one.'Rafael Levi, 3/28/2016, 10:11 AM

Rabbi Eliyahu accuses Shin Bet of 'cooking up' extremist wedding

Tzfat Chief Rabbi notes only person holding Arab baby's picture in video clip still unidentified, ISA reportedly acted similarly in past.Ari Yashar, 12/28/2015, 11:12 AM

Tzfat Chief Rabbi: Pollard is coming to rule

Rabbi Eliyahu calls on Israeli leaders to do soul searching after allowing 30 years of jail for Pollard, who 'has been gathering strength.'Benny Tucker, 11/20/2015, 8:52 AM

Rabbi Eliyahu: Would Israel dare tear down a mosque?

The demolition of the Ayelet Hashachar Synagogue would be as bad as burning a Torah scroll, said Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu,Moshe Cohen, 11/12/2015, 1:16 PM

Leading Rabbi Rules: Terrorists Must Not Be Allowed to Live

Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu rules that the danger terrorists pose after being released is too great to allow them to survive attacks.Haim Lev, 10/9/2015, 10:34 AM

'Public Learned a Lesson' with Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse

What happened before a northern Israeli rabbi was accused of abusing several women? How is the community coping? Arutz Sheva investigates.Tova Dvorin, 7/10/2015, 1:25 PM

Rabbi Charged With Sexual Abuse Arrested Fleeing Israel

Rabbi from Israel's north nabbed on way to Ben-Gurion Airport, as women complain of abuse and rape.Oranit Etzer, 7/2/2015, 9:51 AM

Chief Rabbinate Refuses to Change Temple Mount Sign

Rabbinate refuses to change sign claiming ascending Mount is 'forbidden under Jewish Law,' despite support from major rabbis.Ornit Ezter and Tova Dvorin, 5/25/2015, 4:23 PM

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Elections 'A Huge Miracle'

Chief Rabbi of Tzfat calls on Jews to thank G-d for elections results, says alternative was second Disengagement.Benny Toker and Tova Dvorin, 3/22/2015, 8:46 AM

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Calls to Vote for Yachad

In rare move Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu writes to his students, explaining why he moved from Jewish Home to Yachad and urging them to do likewise.Ari Yashar, 3/10/2015, 11:12 PM

Baby Adelle Biton Laid to Rest; 'A Great Soul in a Small Body'

Infant terror victim Adelle Biton brought to burial in her hometown of Yakir; 'her murderers want to murder us all.'Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 2/18/2015, 1:37 PM

In Pictures: From Hezbollah Terrorist to Israeli Rabbi

How did a Shia Muslim and Hezbollah commander become Rabbi Avraham Sinai of Tzfat?Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2014, 3:50 PM

Hundreds Join Mass Prayers Against Destruction of Samaria Town

Hundreds, including notable rabbis and MKs, gather inside town in danger from state despite no Arab claimants of its land.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 9/30/2014, 7:55 PM

Safed Chief Rabbi Surprises Knesset C'tee with Temple Mount Call

Chief Rabbi of Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu calls for Jews to be more protected on the Temple Mount, safeguarding of conversion process.Hillel Fendel, 8/15/2014, 9:09 AM

Rabbis Denounce Pollard Deal

Major Israeli religious figures slam US for holding Pollard "hostage," say releasing terrorists forbidden by the Torah.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 4/1/2014, 3:12 PM

Rabbis Back Jewish Home Rebel on Enlistment Bill

Several religious-Zionist rabbis come out in support of MK Yoni Chetboun, who bucked Coalition to vote against hareidi enlistment bill.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2014, 3:18 PM

Rabbi Eliyahu Questions Jewish Home 'Dictatorship'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi asked Bennett to give his faction members freedom to vote as they wish on Enlistment Law.Ari Yashar, 3/12/2014, 11:16 AM

Association of Community Rabbis Skips March Over Incitement

Group headed by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu cancels plans to attend until Yated Ne'eman retracts incitement against Religious Zionist leader.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 3/2/2014, 2:53 PM

Agreement Advances Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Elections

Mayor Barkat and Deputy Religious Affairs Minister arrange selection of voting body; ten years since last Chief Rabbi in city.Ari Yashar, 2/27/2014, 9:16 PM

'Divine Duty to Rebuild Wrecked Samaria Home'

Video shows Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu speaking at wrecked Kaisler home, says rebuilding is 'partnership with Abraham himself.'Ari Yashar, 2/25/2014, 5:23 PM

Wrecked Samaria Home: 'We'll Come to Housewarming'

Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, Rabbi Eliyahu, visits ruin of Sagi Kaisler's home, demolished last week despite having a permitAri Yashar, 2/9/2014, 8:07 PM

'Allah Gave Israel to The Jews, There's No Palestine'

Muslim scholar in Jordan attacks 'Palestinians' for distorting Koran, Jews given Israel 'until Day of Judgement.'Ari Yashar, 2/6/2014, 11:00 PM

The Left vs. Rabbi Eliyahu: Round Three

New Israel Fund-backed activists slam Rabbi Eliyahu for ‘racism’ and ‘incitement,’ push to keep him out of Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate.Maayana Miskin and Ari Soffer, 2/4/2014, 6:57 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Calls for New Chief Rabbis, Rejects Partition

Nir Barkat says the capital needs its own Sephardic, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbis; positions should be split between hareidi, religious-Zionist.Ari Soffer and Yoni Kempinski, 2/3/2014, 11:22 AM

Mass Prayer Rally At Kotel Against 'Kerry's Decrees'

Thousands join prayers asking G-d to strengthen leaders and cancel Kerry plans to establish Arab capital in Jerusalem.Ari Yashar, 1/30/2014, 7:14 PM

Meretz: Keep Rabbi Eliyahu Out of Jerusalem Rabbinate

Meretz is conducting a campaign aimed at preventing Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu from being a candidate for Jerusalem Chief RabbiDavid Lev, 1/30/2014, 6:31 PM

Tens of Thousands of Children Pray for Jonathan Pollard

Israeli children across Israel pray for Jonathan Pollard's release, in event coordinated through religious elementary schools.Tova Dvorin, 1/1/2014, 8:32 PM

Rabbis: Pray for the Land of Israel

Renowned rabbis warn that the land of Israel could be split in ‘disastrous’ government plan.Maayana Miskin, 10/6/2013, 8:42 AM

Rabbi Backs Civil Disobedience over 'Meaningless' IDF Orders

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu supports civil disobedience in the face of orders to leave one’s home.Maayana Miskin, 9/12/2013, 10:38 AM

Rabbinate Election Today, ‘Truth Will Prevail’

The race for Chief Rabbi draws to a close. Rabbi Arusi slams politics, calls to change ‘humiliating’ elections process.Maayana Miskin, 7/24/2013, 8:42 AM

Rabbi Druckman: Attorney General "Harming Democratic Process"

Leading rabbinic figure accuses AG of overstepping his jurisdiction in row over Sephardi Chief Rabbi candidateGil Ronen, 7/17/2013, 12:15 PM

Weinstein: Rabbi Eliyahu's Candidacy 'Inappropriate'

A-G will tell Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu his candidacy for Chief Rabbi is inappropriate because of statements on renting land to Arabs.Elad Benari, 7/16/2013, 2:46 AM