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Rabbi Stav:

'Chief Rabbi's disdainful words desecrate Hashem’s name'

The chairman of the Tzohar rabbinical organization remarks by Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef that Torah students are the ones protecting Israel and not the IDF.

'Chief Rabbi's disdainful words desecrate Hashem’s name'

The chapter of Psalms that Israelis searched for on Google

Google data reveals that thousands of Israelis typed the word "Psalms" into the search engine last night.

The chapter of Psalms that Israelis searched for on Google

Rabbi David Stav:

'Free the yeshiva students from the politicians'

The head of the Tzohar Rabbinical organization proposes a novel approach to the issue of haredim drafting into the IDF.

'Free the yeshiva students from the politicians'

Rabbi David Stav:

Buy Israeli fruit - don't support our enemies

In advance of Tu B’Shvat, leading Religious Zionist rabbi advises against purchase of Turkish produce.

Buy Israeli fruit - don't support our enemies

Tzohar rabbi meets families of hostages

Rabbi David Stav meets families of hostages, families evacuated from Kibbutz Nahal Oz.

Tzohar rabbi meets families of hostages

Tzohar to TLV Mayor:

'Allow all congregations to hold Hakafot as in the past'

Rabbi David Stav hinted to Mayor Huldai to allow Rosh Yehudi to hold its Hakafot on Simchat Torah in the city.

'Allow all congregations to hold Hakafot as in the past'

Minister Eliyahu:

'To those thinking of leaving over reforms - grow up'

Heritage Minister responds to Rabbi David Stav's concerns over effects of judicial reform controversy.

'To those thinking of leaving over reforms - grow up'

Rabbi David Stav:

'Rift in Israel could lead to many leaving country'

Tzohar chairman says organization receiving more requests for marriage certificates for emigration purposes.

'Rift in Israel could lead to many leaving country'

Rabbi David Stav:

'Political divisions reminiscent of what destroyed Temple'

Tzohar leader calls on rabbis to act to tone down level of political rhetoric in Israel during period of mourning for the Holy Temple.'

'Political divisions reminiscent of what destroyed Temple'

Israel’s protests are now crossing sacred red lines

The battle is existential and reflects a similar struggle in the West.Op-ed.

Israel’s protests are now crossing sacred red lines

Rabbi David Stav:

'Two separate groups fought the Nazis - and were destroyed'

'Our enemies didn't care what kind of Jews we were in 1943 and they don’t care now,' Rabbi David Stav says.

'Two separate groups fought the Nazis - and were destroyed'

Conversion controversy:

Judge recognizes non-Rabbinate conversions

Two women will now be allowed to immigrate under Law of Return.

Judge recognizes non-Rabbinate conversions

Passover: Unity in the wake of controversy

Tzohar's Rabbi David Stav speaks to Arutz Sheva about the messages of Passover in the wake of current events and issues.

Passover: Unity in the wake of controversy

Rabbi David Stav: Abuse needs to be 'uprooted from our society'

Rabbi David Stav, chair of the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, says that the Chaim Walder case has been an "ugly hour."

Rabbi David Stav: Abuse needs to be 'uprooted from our society'

Who called Rabbi Stav & Rabbi Aryeh Stern 'Reform'?

Speaking was Rabbi Cohen, dean of the Hebron yeshiva, while praising Rabbi Ovadya Yosef for his uncompromising stance.

Who called Rabbi Stav & Rabbi Aryeh Stern 'Reform'?

1300 Ulpana girls considering IDF service visit induction center

Head of Tzohar, Rabbi David Stav congratulates girls for considering army service.

1300 Ulpana girls considering IDF service visit induction center

Rabbi Stav:

Jews should feel proud that Israel has its first observant PM

Rabbi David Stav speaks to Arutz Sheva about the historic nature of Naftali Bennett's new role as Israel's Prime Minister.

Jews should feel proud that Israel has its first observant PM

Rabbi David Stav: Proud to have a Shabbat-observant PM

Chairman of Tzohar rabbinical organization says his organization stays out of politics, but is proud to have a religious prime minister.

Rabbi David Stav: Proud to have a Shabbat-observant PM

Watch: 'Every coalition is based on compromises'

Rabbi David Stav, Tzohar chairman, speaks with Arutz Sheva about the election stalemate and the job of rabbis.

Watch: 'Every coalition is based on compromises'

'Unvaccinated rabbis won't be conducting weddings'

'The last thing we would want is that weddings should serve to help spread the virus,' Tzohar chair Rabbi David Stav says.

'Unvaccinated rabbis won't be conducting weddings'

Rabbi David Stav's message of unity for Purim

Head of Tzohar: "It's time to soften the tension, breach the gaps. Purim is a holiday of unity."

Rabbi David Stav's message of unity for Purim

Tzohar calls for increased vigilance over Simchat Torah holiday

Rabbinical organization warns holiday, which is defined by large gatherings in shul, requires extra caution during COVID-19 crisis.

Tzohar calls for increased vigilance over Simchat Torah holiday

'Keeping Leifer in Israel was a desecration of God's name'

Tzohar rabbinical organization hails ruling backing extradition of Malka Leifer. 'Keeping her here was a stain on Israel's reputation'

'Keeping Leifer in Israel was a desecration of God's name'

'Chief Rabbi lied about conversions - and I'll sue him for it'

Tzohar chairman Rabbi David Stav blasts Chief Rabbi for accusing him of performing quickie conversions, denigrating state conversion system.

'Chief Rabbi lied about conversions - and I'll sue him for it'

'Perfect' marriage files:

Tzohar rabbis receive unexpected support

Ministry of Religious Services: Tzohar team among top experts and professionals in field.

Tzohar rabbis receive unexpected support

Tzohar: Safety supersedes traditional bonfires

Rabbi David Stav: Even Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai would prefer that we act in a responsible and safe manner.

Tzohar: Safety supersedes traditional bonfires

Judaism is for everyone - it's all about people

Rabbi David Stav from Tzohar explains the importance of retaining Halacha but with understanding and love to maintain the Jewish character.

Judaism is for everyone - it's all about people

Exploring the inner meaning of Sukkot

Rabbi David Stav discusses the significance behind the Sukkot festival and dwelling in the Sukkah.

Exploring the inner meaning of Sukkot

'The Torah commands us to watch our mouths'

Rabbi Yuval Cherlow blasts Tzfat's Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu after Eliyahu called alternative Kashrut label 'worthless'.

'The Torah commands us to watch our mouths'

Rabbinate threatens Tzohar rabbi

Chief Rabbinate warns Rabbi Stav he could lose position as city rabbi if he provides unapproved Kashrut certification.

Rabbinate threatens Tzohar rabbi

'A desecration of God's name, very disturbing'

Head of Tzohar rabbinical movement responds to arrest of four rabbis on suspicion of fraud, says system needs to change.

'A desecration of God's name, very disturbing'

'Comptroller report highlights need for kashrut privatization'

Head of Tzohar rabbinic organization says Comptroller report showing problems in kashrut industry shows need for urgent reform.

'Comptroller report highlights need for kashrut privatization'

Watch: Rabbi Stav explains his new Kashrut system

Head of Tzohar rabbinic organization explains his plan to introduce competition into kashrut industry.

Watch: Rabbi Stav explains his new Kashrut system

'We want to make kashrut more efficient: Is that so bad?'

Head of Tzohar rabbinic movement questions why call to reform kashrut supervision called a 'disaster.'

'We want to make kashrut more efficient: Is that so bad?'

Rabbi Ariel: Tzohar leading Israel to disaster

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi tells Arutz Sheva plans by Tzohar rabbinic group to privatize kosher supervision would be 'disaster for Judaism'.

Rabbi Ariel: Tzohar leading Israel to disaster

National Megilla-reading initiative

A joint initiative of Tzohar and Ohr Torah Stone will bring Megilla readings and Purim activities to over 400 locations throughout Israel.

National Megilla-reading initiative

'It is time to separate the Chief Rabbinate from politics'

Rabbi David Stav, the Chairman of the Tzohar organization, says downfall of former Chief Rabbi not surprising, rabbinate harmed by politics.

'It is time to separate the Chief Rabbinate from politics'

Tzohar -with you in times of mourning

Tzohar launches Bereavement Program to accompany families in the Jewish burial and mourning process

Tzohar -with you in times of mourning

'To refuse to bury homosexuals is to show contempt for the dead'

Head of Tzohar organization slams report alleging that a burial society is refusing to bury homosexual individuals.

'To refuse to bury homosexuals is to show contempt for the dead'

Battle to revoke divorce of 'bound' woman heats up

Supreme Court called in to adjudicate case of woman who received divorce after husband entered coma - but caused a rabbinic controversy.

Battle to revoke divorce of 'bound' woman heats up

Democracy and Judaism in the State of Israel

Watch: Rabbi David Stav, Rabbi of Shoham and Head of Tzohar, speaks about Judaism and Jewish identity.

Democracy and Judaism in the State of Israel

Interview: Bringing Jews closer to their heritage

Watch: ILTV speaks with Rabbi David Stav on the current challenges of the Jewish people.

Interview: Bringing Jews closer to their heritage

'Religious morality trumps army directives'

Rabbi David Stav defends Chief IDF Rabbi appointee from media attacks; expresses displeasure at recent appointments for Rabbinical Court.

'Religious morality trumps army directives'

Prominent Rabbi meets Rabbi Lookstein, pledges full support

President and Founder of the influential Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, Rabbi David Stav, meets with R' Lookstein to pledge support.

Prominent Rabbi meets Rabbi Lookstein, pledges full support

IDF accused of unfairly targeting patriotic rabbi

Tzohar head 'shocked' by IDF order to not meet with Rabbi Eliezer Melamed. Asks why only him, not haredi rabbis, anti-IDF intellectuals?

IDF accused of unfairly targeting patriotic rabbi

Prenuptial agreement will remove the need for public shaming

Head of Tzohar explains the correct way to avoid get refusal, explains how shaming can be used in certain cases as a last resort.

Prenuptial agreement will remove the need for public shaming

Rabbinate apologizes to Shoham's Rabbi Stav

After kashrut controversy over catering hall in Shoham, Rabbinate admits the city's chief rabbi handled the matter as was required.

Rabbinate apologizes to Shoham's Rabbi Stav

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.

Rabbi Riskin Clarifies: Converts Must Keep Torah Commandments

Free-Market Judaism and Conversion Standards

Free-Market Judaism and Conversion Standards

Haredi Paper Attacks 'Rebellious' Conversion Court Backers

Yom Leyom, the voice of haredi party Shas, comes out strongly against conversion courts that circumvent the Rabbinate.

Haredi Paper Attacks 'Rebellious' Conversion Court Backers

Top Rabbi: Conversion Panel to Prevent Intermarriage

Rabbi David Stav, head of Tzohar, notes that independent conversion committee will strengthen Israeli Jews by preventing assimilation.

Top Rabbi: Conversion Panel to Prevent Intermarriage

MK: Wrong Attitude on Conversion Could Tear Nation Asunder

MK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) said he was satisfied with the decision to reform the conversion system.

MK: Wrong Attitude on Conversion Could Tear Nation Asunder

Rabbi: Repeal of Conversion Law Will Encourage Intermarriage

The government on Sunday canceled the conversion reform law Sunday - to the dismay of Rabbi David Stav of the Tzohar organization.

Rabbi: Repeal of Conversion Law Will Encourage Intermarriage

Should Married Men Wear a Ring?

Tzohar Rabbis Head issues halachic favoring rings at workplace. Objectors say the custom is un-Jewish and rings are feminine.

Should Married Men Wear a Ring?

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.

Controversy in Jewish Home as Barbs Traded over Conversion Law

Could a New 'Halakhic Pre-nup' Help 'Chained' Women?

Tzohar rabbinical organization reveals groundbreaking new legal initiative to help solve the 'agunah' crisis.

Could a New 'Halakhic Pre-nup' Help 'Chained' Women?

Rabbinical Org. Urges Religious to Reclaim Sex-Education

Tzohar Rabbinical Organization hosts special session, says Torah community must reclaim topic from 'less appropriate' sources.

Rabbinical Org. Urges Religious to Reclaim Sex-Education

Orthodox Service Raises Storm Calling Women to Torah

Community in Shoham starts having female congregants read from Torah, as rabbis and locals note 'this opposes Jewish law.'

Orthodox Service Raises Storm Calling Women to Torah

A 'Unique' Year of Religion and State in Israel

Rabbi Stav of the Tzohar organization tells Arutz Sheva about weighty religious bills and thirst for Jewish identity in Israel.

A 'Unique' Year of Religion and State in Israel

Rabbi Stav: 'Antagonism is not the Way to Combat Intermarriage'

Prominent religious-Zionist rabbi says that while intermarriage is a problem, protests outside mixed-marriage ceremony are wrong.

Rabbi Stav: 'Antagonism is not the Way to Combat Intermarriage'