Yossi Dagan to continue to lead Samaria Regional Council

Safed Chief Rabbi settles dispute between former, current leaders of Samaria Regional Council. 'Both are great men.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2018, 9:24 PM

'IDF shouldn't fight half its soldiers'

Rabbi not surprised by decision not to promote religious General: 'I don't know what motivates Chief of Staff to fight religious soldiers.'Eliran Aharon, 6/11/2018, 11:46 PM

'To lead, the people need unity'

More than 1,000 rabbis attend conference of rabbis of religious Zionism in Jerusalem. 'State of Israel is the largest Torah center ever.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2018, 10:57 AM

Rabbi Eliyahu says to 'keep away from Berland like fire'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu explains why he banned convicted sexual offender Rabbi Eliezer Berland from attending Lag Baomer celebration in Meron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2018, 3:21 PM

Why is the IDF taking aim at Religious Zionist rabbis?

IDF takes aim at Religious Zionist rabbis with video in honor of International Women's Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2018, 9:37 PM

'IDF should avoid pursuing agendas not related to security'

Naftali Bennett weighs in on dust-up between IDF and prominent Religious Zionist rabbis over expansion of mixed-gender units.Tzvi Lev, 2/1/2018, 9:19 PM

'My father is filth?'

Amichai Eliyahu, son of Tzfat rabbi, responds to Meretz leader: 'For years I wonder how people like you sleep at night.'Mordechai Sones, 2/1/2018, 2:58 PM

Thousands support Rabbi Eliyahu

Petition supports Tzfat rabbi and member of Chief Rabbinate Council who called for Chief of Staff's dismissal for gender mixed units.Mordechai Sones, 1/24/2018, 12:00 PM

'IDF enlistment contingent on preserving way of life'

Rabbi of Jerusalem sends letter to Chief of Staff explaining religious soldiers 'hurt by trend of integrating girls into fighting units.'Mordechai Sones, 1/19/2018, 2:12 AM

Religious Zionist factions divided over calls to fire Eizenkot

Religious Zionist factions take sides over leading rabbi's call to fire IDF Chief of Staff.Tzvi Lev, 1/18/2018, 11:56 AM

Education Minister: I shouldn't have called rabbi 'impertinent'

Education Minister Naftali Bennett apologizes for calling Tzfat's Rabbi Eliyahu 'impertinent,' says IDF is working to fix its issues.Chana Roberts, 1/18/2018, 11:23 AM

Education Minister: IDF belongs to all of us, we mustn't harm it

Education Minister Bennett says he shouldn't have called Rabbi Eliyahu 'impertinent' for demanding IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot step down.Uzi Baruch, 1/17/2018, 2:56 PM

'Eizenkot is responsible for decreased combat unit enlistment'

Tzfat rabbi does not regret call to dismiss Eizenkot: 'He fought Elor Azaria and the religious, harmed military rabbinate.'Eliran Aharon-Mordechai Sones, 1/17/2018, 2:50 PM

Jewish Home Min.: It's chutzpah to say IDF has a feminist agenda

Education Minister Bennett criticizes Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu for demanding IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot step down.Hezki Baruch, 1/17/2018, 11:02 AM

'Why is the IDF interfering with Torah study?'

Leading rabbis call to sign petition requesting Chief of Staff reinstate Torah lesson at IDF training base.Mordechai Sones, 1/7/2018, 12:06 PM

'Forcing Prime Minister out because of cigars is outrageous'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi slams 'hypocritical' calls for PM Netanyahu to resign when other senior leaders were allowed to get away with worse.Eliran Aharon, 12/28/2017, 10:52 PM

'Trump will be remembered forever'

Chief Rabbi of Tzfat says that with Jerusalem recognition, President Trump following in the footsteps of Cyrus the Great.Benny Toker, 12/8/2017, 11:52 AM

250 rabbis to Trump: Be strong and have courage

Samaria Council head gives White House letter expressing leading rabbis' support for declaration on J'lem. 'You will be remembered forever.'Ido ben Porat, 12/6/2017, 9:04 PM

'The Torah commands us to watch our mouths'

Rabbi Yuval Cherlow blasts Tzfat's Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu after Eliyahu called alternative Kashrut label 'worthless'.Tzvi Lev, 10/3/2017, 8:31 PM

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