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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

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

Chief Rabbi of Efrat says celebrating 'Sylvester' not in keeping with Jewish spirit.Eliran Aharon, 12/30/2015, 7:48 PM

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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'

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?

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 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 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

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

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

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

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