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.
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.
No, Rabbi Riskin: Reform and Conservative Movements are a dangerThe Reform and Conservative movements are not allies, but pose a clear danger to Jewish continuity.
Rabbi Riskin urges Israelis: End the 'war' on Reform JewsChief Rabbi of Efrat says Israelis have a misperception of Reform, Conservative Jews; 'They're our partners, not our enemies.'
Conversion ruling dents Chief Rabbinate's control of ritualSupreme Court decision on Jewish conversion changes almost nothing, but down the line, it could change a lot.
'As we defeated Haman, we must defeat Ayatollah Khamenei'Efrat chief rabbi speaks with Arutz Sheva about connection between Purim, nuclear Iran.
Rabbi Riskin opposes celebration of secular New YearChief Rabbi of Efrat says celebrating 'Sylvester' not in keeping with Jewish spirit.
Rabbi Riskin Clarifies: Converts Must Keep Torah CommandmentsRabbi Shlomo Riskin says he was misquoted, after reports claimed he recognizes converts who only accept 'traditional' lifestyle.
Rabbi Riskin: 'There Is No Rebellion Against Rabbinate'Rabbi of Efrat explains that the decision to establish independent conversion courts is 'completely within Halacha.'
Joint Israeli-Palestinian Prayers to be Held for Arson VictimsRabbis and Sheikhs to unite for prayer rally for victims' recovery. Rabbi Riskin: 'If we lose our morals, we don't deserve a state.'
Rabbi Riskin: Reform or Orthodox, We Must Embrace Every JewRabbi Shlomo Riskin slams Shas minister for remarks against Reform Jews, asserts 'we can only bring people closer to Torah through love.'
Rabbinate Controversy Over, Rabbi Riskin Comes Out FightingIn first public speech since speculation over his position, Rabbi Riskin criticizes Rabbinate's conduct, says it's pushing people away.
Ending the Controversy: Rabbi Riskin's Term Officially ExtendedThe rabbi of Efrat received the approval of the Chief Rabbinate Council for extending his term until he is 80, after Haaretz report flap.
Chief Rabbi: Rabbi Riskin Won't Be FiredRabbi Lau bemoans media reports taking Efrat chief rabbi's tenure extension talk 'out of proportion,' says no 'political' motive as claimed.
On the Rabbi Riskin Saga: Don’t Disqualify the Torah ScrollRabbi 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.
Bennett: I Will Represent Rabbi Riskin, if NeededEducation Minister Naftali Bennett slammed attempts to unseat Rabbi Shlomo Riskin as Efrat chief rabbi as 'unacceptable.'
Rabbinate Hints It May Not Renew Rabbi Riskin's TermThe Chief Rabbinate on Wednesday hinted that it was under strong pressure to remove Rabbi Shlomo Riskin as Chief Rabbi of Efrat
Rabbi Riskin: Chief Rabbinate Must Speak to EveryoneChief Rabbi of Efrat puzzles over dismissal rumors, notes that Rabbinate is important - but must address non-haredi communities.
Report: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Faces DeposalSources say Chief Rabbinate looking to get rid of Efrat's veteran Chief Rabbi; Tzohar threatens to fight any moves to do so.
Rabbi Riskin Concerned over Haredi Control of Religious AffairsEfrat's chief rabbi tells Jewish Home to press for 'reform,' both in divorce rights for women in religious courts and in the conversion law.
Rabbi Riskin Defends Jewish-Christian Independence Day PrayerChief Rabbi of Efrat rejects haredi attack over interfaith Independence Day thanksgiving prayer. 'What could be more appropriate than this?'
Controversy in Jewish Home as Barbs Traded over Conversion LawMK Bezalel Smotrich trades barbs with Rabbis Stav, Riskin, tells them 'not to preach' to Jewish Home over repealing of Conversion Law.
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.
Ohr Torah on the Parsha: Life-Force or Decay?Torah lights from Efrat, Gush Etzion in the Judean Hills.
Rabbi: Women's Megilah Readings OK According to Jewish LawRabbi Shlomo Riskin notes that Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef himself permitted women to read the Book of Esther for other women.
Rabbi Riskin on Women’s Enlistment: It’s a MitzvahRabbi of Efrat weighs in on women’s enlistment controversy, says enlistment opponents are ignoring modern reality.
Efrat "Gemach" Helps All Its Neighbors, Jews and ArabsA second-hand clothing fund in Efrat that helps Jews across Israel has also helped its Arab neighbors for more than 20 years.
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.”
Rabbi Riskin Explains 'Resurrection' RemarksA Christian Embassy video features Rabbi Shlomo Riskin using language that some Jews charge is theologically problematic. Rabbi Riskin explains.
Rav Soloveitchik and social issues: Gender Roles in the Torah FamilyA woman's contribution to the Jewish home was more important to the Rav than career aspirations.