New play celebrates the life of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

New play celebrates the life of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Actor Jacky Levy debuts new one-man play about the life and legacy of Efrat chief rabbi, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2019, 1:38 PM
Meet the real Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Meet the real Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

The rabbi who founded the city of Efrat is sometimes seen as controversial.Judy Simon, 11/8/2019, 2:42 PM
Hebrew U leads Israel in number of PhDs this year

Hebrew U leads Israel in number of PhDs this year

335 students will be awarded, with honorary degrees going to individuals including Miriam Naor, Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, Judea Pearl.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2019, 4:04 PM
Ohr Torah Stone inaugurates Rabbi Kenneth Brander

Ohr Torah Stone inaugurates Rabbi Kenneth Brander

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin passes leadership of Ohr Torah Stone movement he founded to Rabbi Dr. Kenneth BranderArutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2018, 9:25 PM
Rabbi Riskin: US Jews, move to Israel

Rabbi Riskin: US Jews, move to Israel

Efrat rabbi calls on US Jewry to recognize Israel as their home following Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.Benny Toker, 10/29/2018, 5:46 PM
'Brushes with the Bible' - when Torah and art meet

'Brushes with the Bible' - when Torah and art meet

Book launched combining sermons of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin with commentators, midrashim, interspersed with breathtaking works of art.Mordechai Sones, 10/16/2018, 7:54 PM
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin to join Chief Rabbinate Council?

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin to join Chief Rabbinate Council?

Leading religious Zionist rabbi and spiritual leader of Efrat says Chief Rabbinate must represent all Orthodox Jews reach to secular Jews.Eliran Aharon, 8/13/2018, 5:04 PM
Marcel Lindenbaum passes away

Marcel Lindenbaum passes away

Philanthropist and supporter of women's Torah study passes away. 'Noble, modest, and honest.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2018, 6:01 PM
Two Torah talks: For  Israel and for the Diaspora

Two Torah talks: For Israel and for the Diaspora

Torah from the city of Efrat in Gush Etzion.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, 4/19/2018, 11:23 PM
Meet the real Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Meet the real Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

The rabbi who founded the city of Efrat is sometimes seen as controversial. Meet the real Rabbi Riskin.Judy Simon, 2/23/2018, 2:10 PM
'Trump's recognition of J'lem was the right response to Obama'

'Trump's recognition of J'lem was the right response to Obama'

Rabbi of Efrat Shlomo Riskin saysTrump's recognition of Jerusalem was the inevitable response to the UN resolution Obama allowed to pass.Benny Toker, 12/8/2017, 8:34 AM
Uniting heaven and earth

Uniting heaven and earth

Parshat Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3). Torah from Efrat in the Judean Hills.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, 11/22/2017, 7:32 PM
Rabbi Riskin to step down from Ohr Torah network he founded

Rabbi Riskin to step down from Ohr Torah network he founded

Rabbi Riskin is to be succeeded by Rabbi Kenneth Brander, Yeshiva University administrator.JTA - Mordechai Sones, 10/4/2017, 9:34 AM
Rabbi Ariel: LGBT people are not 'forced' to sin

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
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin's remarks on homosexual relations: A response

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin's remarks on homosexual relations: A response

This response to a controversial interview given by Rabbi Riskin, translated from the Hebrew press, was written by a young rabbi who heads the Israeli Rabbanei Emunah mainstream Orthodox young rabbis' group.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 8/12/2017, 9:05 AM
Reform and Us - cooperation or conflict?

Reform and Us - cooperation or conflict?

Rabbi Riskin's remarks calling Reform movement 'partners' draws call for liberal religious Zionist soul-searching on Halakha, Reform.Mordechai Sones, 7/6/2017, 9:40 PM
Rabbi Riskin: Respect, don't demean

Rabbi Riskin: Respect, don't demean

Efrat rabbi says he sees Reform, Conservative as partners, and hopes the chief rabbis will listen to his message.Eliran Aharon, Chana Roberts, 7/6/2017, 2:41 PM
Rabbi Riskin: Reform and Conservative are part of Israel'

Rabbi Riskin: Reform and Conservative are part of Israel'

Religious Zionist Rabbi Shlomo Riskin says Diaspora Jewry can teach Israelis about religious pluralism.Gary Willig, 7/4/2017, 9:43 PM
'Trump did a great thing'

'Trump did a great thing'

Efrat's rabbi points out President's true achievement: 'Succeeded in uniting Sunni countries against terrorism; we are no longer isolated'.Benny Tocker, 5/22/2017, 10:51 PM
'It is forbidden to serve in mixed units'

'It is forbidden to serve in mixed units'

Religious Zionist liberals Yaakov Medan, Shlomo Riskin, David Stav and others issue statements opposing the mixed service directiveIdo ben Porat, 3/15/2017, 10:53 PM
Rabbi Riskin:  The UN is a bunch of hypocrites

Rabbi Riskin: The UN is a bunch of hypocrites

"We are not slaves here, we receive charity from no-one; this is our land."Mordechai Sones, 12/27/2016, 8:29 PM
Rabbi Riskin: Trump's victory is a victory for the Jewish people

Rabbi Riskin: Trump's victory is a victory for the Jewish people

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin analyzes the dramatic victory of Trump as a victory for Israel and for the Jewish peopleArutz Sheva Staff, 11/9/2016, 3:31 PM
Book Review: "Why Open Orthodoxy is not Orthodox"

Book Review: "Why Open Orthodoxy is not Orthodox"

The book, by Torah scholar in the US, is a point by point scathing criticism of the controversial movement begun by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Rochel Sylvetsky, 8/1/2016, 8:38 AM
'Stop treating Diaspora rabbis with contempt'

'Stop treating Diaspora rabbis with contempt'

Natan Sharansky, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin join protest over Rabbinate's refusal to recognize conversions by Rabbi Haskel Lookstein.Rachel Kaplan, 7/6/2016, 9:31 AM
Reform, Conservative Movements are not our allies

Reform, Conservative Movements are not our allies

The Reform and Conservative movements are not allies, but pose a clear danger to Jewish continuity.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 6/15/2016, 1:05 PM
Rabbi Riskin: End the 'war' on Reform Jews

Rabbi Riskin: End the 'war' on Reform Jews

Chief Rabbi of Efrat says Israelis have a misperception of Reform, Conservative Jews; 'They're our partners, not our enemies.'Eliran Aharon, 6/14/2016, 8:27 PM
Conversion ruling dents Chief Rabbinate's control

Conversion ruling dents Chief Rabbinate's control

Supreme Court decision on Jewish conversion changes almost nothing, but down the line, it could change a lot.Ben Sales, 4/4/2016, 9:35 PM
Rabbi Riskin: Like Hamas, we must defeat Khamenei

Rabbi Riskin: Like Hamas, we must defeat Khamenei

Efrat chief rabbi speaks with Arutz Sheva about connection between Purim, nuclear Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2016, 4:53 PM
Riskin opposes celebration of secular New Year

Riskin opposes celebration of secular New Year

Chief Rabbi of Efrat says celebrating 'Sylvester' not in keeping with Jewish spirit.Eliran Aharon, 12/30/2015, 7:48 PM
Rav Soloveitchik and social issues: Gender Roles in the Torah Family

Rav Soloveitchik and social issues: Gender Roles in the Torah Family

A woman's contribution to the Jewish home was more important to the Rav than career aspirations.Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 11/16/2015, 9:49 PM
Riskin Clarifies: Converts Must Keep Commandments

Riskin Clarifies: Converts Must Keep Commandments

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin says he was misquoted, after reports claimed he recognizes converts who only accept 'traditional' lifestyle.Ido Ben Porat, 8/17/2015, 6:09 PM
Rabbi Riskin: 'No Rebellion Against Rabbinate'

Rabbi Riskin: 'No Rebellion Against Rabbinate'

Rabbi of Efrat explains that the decision to establish independent conversion courts is 'completely within Halacha.'Eliran Aharon, 8/11/2015, 5:04 PM
Israeli-Palestinian Prayer for Arson Victims

Israeli-Palestinian Prayer for Arson Victims

Rabbis and Sheikhs to unite for prayer rally for victims' recovery. Rabbi Riskin: 'If we lose our morals, we don't deserve a state.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2015, 2:53 PM
Rabbi Riskin: We Must Embrace Every Single Jew

Rabbi Riskin: We Must Embrace Every Single Jew

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin slams Shas minister for remarks against Reform Jews, asserts 'we can only bring people closer to Torah through love.'Eliran Aharon, 7/8/2015, 10:07 PM
Rabbi Riskin Comes Out Fighting

Rabbi Riskin Comes Out Fighting

In first public speech since speculation over his position, Rabbi Riskin criticizes Rabbinate's conduct, says it's pushing people away.Ari Soffer, 7/6/2015, 2:51 PM
Rabbi Riskin's Term Officially Extended

Rabbi Riskin's Term Officially Extended

The rabbi of Efrat received the approval of the Chief Rabbinate Council for extending his term until he is 80, after Haaretz report flap.Gil Ronen, 6/29/2015, 2:30 PM
Chief Rabbi: Rabbi Riskin Won't Be Fired

Chief Rabbi: Rabbi Riskin Won't Be Fired

Rabbi Lau bemoans media reports taking Efrat chief rabbi's tenure extension talk 'out of proportion,' says no 'political' motive as claimed.Ido Ben-Porat, 6/10/2015, 1:30 PM
On the Rabbi Riskin Saga: Don’t Disqualify the Torah Scroll

On the Rabbi Riskin Saga: Don’t Disqualify the Torah Scroll

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin is a man who raised himself from poverty to dedicate his life to Torah and more - differences in philosophical or even halakhic approaches should not be used to disqualify one rabbi or another.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 6/5/2015, 10:49 AM
Bennett: I Will Represent Rabbi Riskin, if Needed

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
Rabbinate Hints May Not Renew Rabbi Riskin's Term

Rabbinate Hints May Not Renew Rabbi Riskin's Term

The Chief Rabbinate on Wednesday hinted that it was under strong pressure to remove Rabbi Shlomo Riskin as Chief Rabbi of EfratMoshe Cohen, 5/27/2015, 6:30 PM
Rabbi Riskin: We Need A Plural Chief Rabbinate

Rabbi Riskin: We Need A Plural Chief Rabbinate

Chief Rabbi of Efrat puzzles over dismissal rumors, notes that Rabbinate is important - but must address non-haredi communities.Tova Dvorin, 5/26/2015, 1:44 PM
Report: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Faces Deposal

Report: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Faces Deposal

Sources say Chief Rabbinate looking to get rid of Efrat's veteran Chief Rabbi; Tzohar threatens to fight any moves to do so.Cynthia Blank, 5/25/2015, 9:26 PM
Rabbi Riskin: Women's Rights, Conversion in Govt.

Rabbi Riskin: Women's Rights, Conversion in Govt.

Efrat's chief rabbi tells Jewish Home to press for 'reform,' both in divorce rights for women in religious courts and in the conversion law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2015, 3:46 PM
Rabbi Riskin: Not Proselytizing But Rather Praise

Rabbi Riskin: Not Proselytizing But Rather Praise

Chief Rabbi of Efrat rejects haredi attack over interfaith Independence Day thanksgiving prayer. 'What could be more appropriate than this?'Uzi Baruch, Matt Wanderman, 4/22/2015, 9:10 PM
R. Riskin 'Shocked' by Smotrich's Snipe at R. Stav

R. Riskin 'Shocked' by Smotrich's Snipe at R. Stav

MK Bezalel Smotrich trades barbs with Rabbis Stav, Riskin, tells them 'not to preach' to Jewish Home over repealing of Conversion Law.Gil Ronen, 4/15/2015, 10:05 AM
Rabbi Riskin: Hareidim Are the Biggest 'Reformers'

Rabbi Riskin: Hareidim Are the Biggest 'Reformers'

Efrat Rabbi slams conversion law critics, accuses them of pushing people away instead of following commandment to love converts.Ido Ben-Porat, 11/4/2014, 3:23 PM
Ohr Torah on the Parsha: Life-Force or Decay?

Ohr Torah on the Parsha: Life-Force or Decay?

Torah lights from Efrat, Gush Etzion in the Judean Hills.Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, 3/27/2014, 11:28 AM
Rabbi: Women's Megilah Readings OK in Jewish Law

Rabbi: Women's Megilah Readings OK in Jewish Law

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin notes that Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef himself permitted women to read the Book of Esther for other women.Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2014, 1:32 PM
Rabbi Riskin on Women’s Enlistment: It’s a Mitzvah

Rabbi Riskin on Women’s Enlistment: It’s a Mitzvah

Rabbi of Efrat weighs in on women’s enlistment controversy, says enlistment opponents are ignoring modern reality.Maayana Miskin, 1/21/2014, 10:47 PM
Efrat Gemach Helps Jews & Arabs

Efrat Gemach Helps Jews & Arabs

A second-hand clothing fund in Efrat that helps Jews across Israel has also helped its Arab neighbors for more than 20 years.Hana Levi Julian, 1/27/2010, 10:08 PM
Riskin: The Right to Oppose Oslo

Riskin: The Right to Oppose Oslo

Rabbi Riskin of Efrat says no one should be afraid to fight the Oslo 'peace process' . "Opposing it does not mean we are like Yigal Amir.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/4/2009, 11:48 AM
R. Riskin Retracts, Explains

R. Riskin Retracts, Explains

A Christian Embassy video features Rabbi Shlomo Riskin using language that some Jews charge is theologically problematic. Rabbi Riskin explains.Hillel Fendel, 6/29/2009, 12:36 PM