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'I wanted so badly to be Jewish'

Hundreds of converts from the Ami Ulpan network gather at Western Wall ahead of Shavuot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2016, 2:41 PM

Top religious Zionist rabbis: Stop synagogue destruction

Leading rabbis issue call urging all those who are capable to prevent demolition, emphasizing 'the Torah forbids destroying a synagogue.'Ido Ben-Porat, 11/13/2015, 11:42 AM

Rabbis meet at condemned Givat Ze'ev synagogue

Leading Zionist rabbis discuss ways of preventing destruction of synagogue northwest of Jerusalem.Eliran Aharon, 11/12/2015, 11:01 PM

Religious Zionist Leader Urges: Murders Can't Happen Again

Bnei Akiva chairman says Henkin murders have crossed a red line; Israel must have full sovereignty over Judea-Samaria.Haim Lev, 10/2/2015, 3:44 PM

Bnei Akiva Is 'The Greatest Matchmaker'

Head of the Bnei Akiva Yeshivas Center, Rabbi Haim Druckman, will be honored as the movement celebrates 85th anniversary.Arutz Sheva, 5/28/2015, 4:20 PM

Bennett: I Will Represent Rabbi Riskin, if Needed

Education Minister Naftali Bennett slammed attempts to unseat Rabbi Shlomo Riskin as Efrat chief rabbi as 'unacceptable.'Moshe Cohen, 5/28/2015, 11:26 AM

R. Druckman: 'Unacceptable' Not to Extend R. Riskin's Contract

The Chief Rabbinate must use its administrative wisely - for it's own sake, said Rabbi Haim Druckman.Moshe Cohen, 5/27/2015, 9:09 PM

Rabbi Druckman Encourages Religious Zionists: Choose Jewish Home

Bnei Akiva rabbi and leader notes that a vote for Jewish Home also ensures a Netanyahu government - but without compromising on values.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 3/16/2015, 4:52 PM

Rabbi Druckman: Intermarriage is a Catastrophe

Leading religious-Zionist rabbi says despite pain, there must be no violence at the mixed Jewish-Arab wedding.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 8/17/2014, 9:42 PM

Leading Rabbi: This War is God's War, and Israel Will Win

Chairman of Bnei Akiva and religious-Zionist leader Rabbi Haim Druckman gives special blessing to IDF, predicts victory through unity.Benny Toker, 7/25/2014, 2:27 PM

Bnei Akiva Leader Defends Rabbi Behind 'Revenge' Comments

Rabbi Haim Druckman, Chairman of Bnei Akiva yeshivas, insists that controversial statement of Rabbi Perel simply expressed emotion.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 7/8/2014, 2:31 PM

Rabbis Call for Early Shabbat for the Sake of Kidnapped Teens

Rabbis from all streams issue united call for Jews to usher in Shabbat earlier as boys still missing after one week.Yishai Karov and Ari Soffer, 6/19/2014, 12:45 PM

'Free Murderers So Enemies Will Agree to Talk to Us?'

Chairman of Bnei Akiva notes that deal to free more terrorists, enact building freeze, 'would hurt our people the most.'Hezki Baruch, 4/11/2014, 11:48 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

Prayer Rally or Demonstration of Hate?

While official organizers of today's 'million man march' claim it's a prayer rally, hareidi newspaper headline shows otherwise.Tova Dvorin, 3/2/2014, 11:35 AM

Religious Zionist Leader 'Shocked and Outraged' by Hareidi Rally

Another respected Religious Zionist joins the chorus of calls against the hareidi rally Sunday.Tova Dvorin, 3/1/2014, 9:21 PM

Rabbi Druckman: Lapid's Rabbi Diatribe 'First Class Chutzpah'

Rabbi Haim Druckman says finance minister 'has forgotten we do not live in communist Russia.'Gil Ronen, 1/12/2014, 10:04 PM

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

Rabbi Druckman: Who Needs the Stern Law?

The move “completely contradicts the teachings of Rabbi Kook ztz”l,” says venerated Zionist rabbi.Gil Ronen, 6/4/2013, 1:22 PM

Feiglin Proposes Move to Single Israel Chief Rabbi

Likud MK Moshe Feiglin says he plans to propose Israel move from two chief rabbis to the leadership of a sole chief rabbi.Chana Ya'ar, 4/18/2013, 12:10 PM

MK Bennett: Rabbi Druckman is My Role Model

Leaders in religious Zionism explain what makes Rabbi Druckman such a unique figure.Yoni Kempinski & Gil Ronen, 3/12/2013, 11:33 AM

Netanyahu Sings Praise of Rabbi Druckman, Religious Zionism

Video: Prime Minister in tribute to Rabbi Haim Druckman and the religious Zionist public sounded almost like Naftali Bennett.Gil Ronen & Yoni Kempinski, 3/11/2013, 11:09 AM

Video: Rabbi Druckman – 'Hareidim Boycott Others Full-Time'

Religious Zionist leader accuses hareidi spokesmen of hypocrisy in complaining about being left out of government.Yoni Kempinski & Gil Ronen, 3/10/2013, 8:34 PM

More Than 4,000 Israeli Converts to Judaism in 2011

More than 4,000 Gentiles converted to Judaism in Israel last year, according to government statistics.Hana Levi Julian, 6/17/2012, 2:25 PM

Interview: Rabbi Haim Druckman

A7 had the opportunity to interview Rabbi Haim Druckman about the state of religious zionist shortly before he received the Israel PrizeA7 Hebrew Service, 4/27/2012, 2:33 PM

Rabbi Druckman's Conversions Upheld

The Supreme Court has ruled that state will accept all conversions by Rabbi Haim Druckman and the special conversion courts in IsraelGabe Kahn, 4/25/2012, 5:57 PM

Rav Druckman: I've Signed 50,000 Conversions

Prime Minister meets Rav Haim Druckman, who is ending his term as Head of Conversion Array.Gil Ronen, 2/8/2012, 7:46 PM

Rivlin Criticizes Rabbis' Letter; Rabbi Druckman Amends It

Knesset Speaker on decree against selling homes to Arabs: 'if this were said against Jews abroad, there would be an immediate hue and cry". Gil Ronen, 12/14/2010, 5:21 PM

New Bill: Conversion According to Jewish Law

Knesset Law Committee OKs first step of new conversion-to-Judaism law – stipulating for 1st time that conversions must be according to Jewish Law. Hillel Fendel, 7/12/2010, 6:11 PM

Tightening Zionist Ties with the State of Israel

Yeshiva holds seminar to fight the alienation caused by Disengagement, Amona, outpost destructions, construction freeze, media antagonism etc.Hillel Fendel, 6/2/2010, 10:18 PM

Has Rabbi Druckman’s Refusal Stance Cost Him His Job?

A day after the rabbi said soldiers must refuse orders to demolish Jewish homes, the Civil Commission fired him - “because of his age.”Hillel Fendel, 1/13/2010, 11:25 AM