'Judaism is not determined by DNA'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel says Jewish law does not allow the determination of Jewish descent through genetic testing.Benny Toker, 3/11/2019, 2:59 PM

'Whoever rejects Jewish extremists supports terrorism'

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi condemns move against Otzma unification with rightist parties; 'In emergency, no place to quibble over representation'Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, 3/7/2019, 1:44 PM

Rabbi Ariel does not support release of boy accused of terrorism

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Rabbi Yaakov Ariel denies reports he signed letter supporting release of teen accused of killing Aisha Rabi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2019, 1:52 PM

'Infiltrator plan upsets you? Bring them to your town!'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel rules that infiltrators must not remain in Israel. 'All the holier-than-thou moralists do not live in south Tel Aviv.'Benny Toker - Mordechai Sones, 1/30/2018, 6:18 PM

'Your message spread like wildfire'

Minister Naftali Bennett participates in event honoring Rabbi Yaakov Ariel in Ramat Gan.Yoni Kempinski, 11/23/2017, 1:06 AM

Rabbi Ariel: LGBT people are not 'forced' to sin

Leading rabbi says claiming homosexuals are 'forced' into acting the way they do allows criminals to say the same.Chagit Rosenbaum, Besheva, 8/24/2017, 11:56 AM

'After growing up in the Mandate, we appreciate independence'

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Yaakov Ariel speaks with Arutz Sheva about establishment of Israel and our obligation to thank God.Benny Toker, 5/2/2017, 9:05 AM

'We want to make kashrut more efficient: Is that so bad?'

Head of Tzohar rabbinic movement questions why call to reform kashrut supervision called a 'disaster.'Hezki Baruch, 3/29/2017, 3:37 PM

Rabbi Ariel: Tzohar leading Israel to disaster

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi tells Arutz Sheva plans by Tzohar rabbinic group to privatize kosher supervision would be 'disaster for Judaism'.Benny Toker, David Rosenberg, 3/29/2017, 12:23 PM

'In our generation women are obligated to study Torah'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, Rabbi of Ramat Gan, says that women can suffer spiritual degeneration if they do not study Torah regularly.Yoel Domb, 3/27/2017, 4:58 PM

'Rabbis shouldn't destroy the Chief Rabbinate's framework'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, Rabbi of Ramat Gan, slammed efforts to undermine the Rabbinate's kashrut system and privatize kashrut certification.Yoel Domb, 3/6/2017, 8:46 PM

Reform Movement calls to sanction two leading rabbis

Reform Movement calls to punish Rabbis Yaakov Ariel and David Yosef for 'unfitting' statements against homosexuals, Women of the Wall.Reut Hadar, 7/24/2016, 4:45 PM

Bnei Akiva: Stop the attacks and insults

Bnei Akiva leaders signed off on a statement which begs "for an appropriate discourse...between brothers."Rachel Kaplan, 7/21/2016, 4:25 PM

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Slams Attempts to Lift Kitniot Ban

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel rails against recent calls for lifting of legumes ban on Passover: 'Could uproot the entire Halachic system.'Hillel Fendel, 3/31/2015, 1:44 PM

Liberal Anti-Family Laws are 'Modern Pharaoh's Decree'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel calls to strengthen family values, warns Israelis are marrying later and later.Gil Ronen, 1/15/2015, 7:19 PM

'It is Forbidden to Treat Soldiers like Criminal Suspects'

Rabbi Ariel slams talk of investigation of IDF for 'Hannibal Protocol'; blood of civilians who don't leave war zone 'on their own heads.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 1/13/2015, 5:07 PM

'The Synagogue is not a Place to Meet Friends'

Rabbi of Ramat Gan says that while the shul is the meeting place of the community, it is also a holy place.Arutz Sheva staff, 1/30/2014, 2:25 PM

Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, Immoral

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel says forcing women to enlist in the IDF is immoral. ‘Women should not be subordinate.’Maayana Miskin, 12/26/2013, 11:44 AM

Rabbi Ariel: No Phones On in Synagogue – Period

Rabbi of Ramat Gan nixes cell phones in synagogue, even on ‘silent’ mode, and has warning for Torah pamphlets as well.Maayana Miskin, 10/3/2013, 12:05 PM

Rabbi Ariel: 'Banks are the Last Place to Borrow Money From'

Ramat Gan's Chief Rabbi discusses Halachic prohibition against charging interest and "heter iska" with Arutz Sheva.David Lev, 8/15/2013, 3:48 PM

Bennett: Chief Rabbi Results Could Split Religious Zionists

The results of the elections for Chief Rabbi may end up pulling the Bayit Yehudi party apart.David Lev, 7/30/2013, 1:14 AM

Rabbi Ariel: Don’t Go to Rabbis for Blessing – Pray

Ramat Gan rabbi denounces practice of going to rabbis for a special blessing in times of trouble.Maayana Miskin, 6/14/2013, 9:51 AM

Piron: I’m Protecting Rabbi Ariel – if He Ran, He Would Lose

Minister Piron says he objects to Rabbi Ariel’s candidacy for the rabbi’s sake. 'He's above this.' Rabbi Druckman doesn't agree.Maayana Miskin, 5/24/2013, 10:14 AM

Bennett Working for Ariel-Amar Deal

Arutz Sheva learned that Bennett met Netanyahu, Lieberman and Piron in attempts to get their support.Uzi Baruch with Gil Ronen, 5/21/2013, 2:45 PM

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Endorses Rabbis Amar, Ariel

Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Ya'akov Ariel were endorsed in their elections bids for Chief Rabbi by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef David Lev, 5/13/2013, 5:27 PM

Rabbi of Samaria Throws Weight behind Rabbi Ariel

Rabbi Elyakim Levanon calls on Bayit Yehudi MKs to appoint Rabbi Yaakov Ariel as Chief RabbiGil Ronen, 5/12/2013, 8:16 PM

Has Netanyahu Agreed to Appoint Chief Rabbi Ariel?

Prime Minister met Naftali Bennett, reportedly agreed to amend law so person over 70 could be appointed.Gil Ronen, 4/23/2013, 10:11 AM

New Religious-Zionist Choice for Chief Rabbi Slot?

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel may be named for chief rabbi post as no consensus is reached over three religious-Zionist candidates. Maayana Miskin, 4/17/2013, 12:31 PM

Zionist Rabbi: Hareidi Cities should Guard Themselves

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel: yeshiva students at Beitar Illit and Modiin Illit should not let others guard them.Gil Ronen, 2/14/2013, 6:35 PM

Rabbi Ariel: Religious Jews Should Lead Social Justice Campaign

The religious community should be leading the social justice campaign and stood by too quietly in protests, says Ramat Gan Rabbi Ariel. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/16/2012, 8:14 AM

Rav Ariel: High Court Ruling on Outposts Invalid

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel slammed the High Court's recent ruling on demolitions in Yesha saying it runs contrary to Jewish law.Gabe Kahn., 10/19/2011, 10:30 AM

The Four Sons, the Leftist Elite, and the PA State

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel discusses the connection between the Four Sons of the Haggadah and the PA state.Maayana Miskin, 4/22/2011, 3:55 PM

Rabbis Protest Police Summons over Controversial Torah Work

Leading rabbis convene to protest summons for rabbis who approved book on Torah law. Not all like the book, but defend right to support it.Maayana Miskin, 8/18/2010, 11:14 PM

‘Modern Rabbi Has to be Like Superman’

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Yaakov Ariel was honored Tuesday not only for being steeped in Torah knowledge but also for knowing how to chat with youth.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/10/2009, 6:23 PM