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Liberal Anti-Family Laws '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

'Forbidden to Treat Soldiers as 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: 'Banks 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 My Party

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 Rabbi 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 – 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

Rav Ovadia 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

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

'Religious Jews Should Lead Social Justice Effort'

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 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 Rally over Police Summons

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

Rabbi or 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