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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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'

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

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 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

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

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?

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

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'

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'

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'

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

"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 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"

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

Jerusalem protest: '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

No, Rabbi Riskin: Reform and Conservative Movements are a danger

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 urges Israelis: 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 of ritual

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

'As we defeated Haman, we must defeat Ayatollah Khamenei'

Efrat chief rabbi speaks with Arutz Sheva about connection between Purim, nuclear Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2016, 4:53 PM

Rabbi 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

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

Rabbi Riskin Clarifies: Converts Must Keep Torah 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: 'There Is 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

Joint Israeli-Palestinian Prayers to be Held 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: Reform or Orthodox, We Must Embrace Every 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

Rabbinate Controversy Over, 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

Ending the Controversy: 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 It 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: Chief Rabbinate Must Speak to Everyone

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 Concerned over Haredi Control of Religious Affairs

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 Defends Jewish-Christian Independence Day Prayer

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

Controversy in Jewish Home as Barbs Traded over Conversion Law

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 Shlomo 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 According to 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 All Its Neighbors, Jews and 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

Rabbi Riskin: We Have a Right to Oppose the ‘Peace Process’

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

Rabbi Riskin Explains 'Resurrection' Remarks

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