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News and updates about Rabbi Dov Lior

To Rabbis in the Diaspora:

On the eve of Yom Yerushalayim...

I call upon all Guardians of Torah and Jewish educators in the Diaspora to teach, in addition to the mitzvot of keeping Shabbat, Taharat HaMishpachah, Kashrut, and the like, the exalted mitzvah of living in the land of Israel, equal to all the others put together.

On the eve of Yom Yerushalayim...

Religious Zionist rabbis:

'Keep rejoicing on Independence Day'

Leading Zionist rabbis are calling on the public to continue rejoicing and thanking G-d on Israeli Independence Day, despite the hardships.

'Keep rejoicing on Independence Day'

'There's been progress made here'

Rabbi Lior visits Temple Mount before grandson's wedding

Rabbi Dov Lior was moved by the fulfillment of the prayers on the Temple Mount and was pleased to see a religious police officer who is a graduate of Elon Moreh Yeshiva.

Rabbi Lior visits Temple Mount before grandson's wedding

Leading rabbi rules:

Humanitarian aid to Gaza - not on Shabbat

Rabbi Dov Lior rules: Civilians may continue protesting transfer of humanitarian aid to Gaza - even if it entails desecrating Shabbat.

Humanitarian aid to Gaza - not on Shabbat

Leading Rabbis to Pres. Biden:

'Don't listen to incitement against Judea and Samaria residents'

Leading religious Zionist rabbis thanked the US President for his 'staunch, unwavering support of Israel.'

'Don't listen to incitement against Judea and Samaria residents'

Terrorist who attacked Rabbi Dov Lior to be released

One of the terrorists to be freed in the exchange is accused of throwing fire bombs at the house of Rabbi Dov Lior.

Terrorist who attacked Rabbi Dov Lior to be released

Rabbi Dov Lior:

'Yom Kippur rioters provoke a strong reaction in decent people'

Leading religious Zionist rabbi reacts to violent disruption of Yom Kippur prayer service in Tel Aviv.

'Yom Kippur rioters provoke a strong reaction in decent people'

Rabbi Dov Lior:

Establish holiday to celebrate miracles of Yom Kippur War

Rabbi Lior says that despite the great losses during the war, there is still an obligation to thank G-d for the miracles that occurred.

Establish holiday to celebrate miracles of Yom Kippur War

Teen to be charged with firebomb attack in Jerusalem

The suspect threw a firebomb at Rabbi Dov Lior's house, while both the Rabbi and the mayor of Jerusalem were inside.

Teen to be charged with firebomb attack in Jerusalem

Jerusalem:

Police arrest Arab who firebombed rabbi's home

Police to ask the court to extend the detention of the Arab who threw a Molotov cocktail at the home of Rabbi Dov Lior on Mt. of Olives.

Police arrest Arab who firebombed rabbi's home

Firebomb thrown at rabbi's home while Jerusalem Mayor visits

Firebomb thrown at the home of Rabbi Dov Lior in the Beit Orot neighborhood of Jerusalem as Mayor Moshe Lion visits.

Firebomb thrown at rabbi's home while Jerusalem Mayor visits

38 months in prison for terrorist who burned Rabbi's car

'The accused acted maliciously, could have stopped at any time, but did not'

38 months in prison for terrorist who burned Rabbi's car

Leading rabbi rules:

Hallel prayer should be said on Independence Day night

Rabbi Dov Lior said that although he ruled otherwise in the past, prayer should be said with a blessing on Israeli Independence Day night.

Hallel prayer should be said on Independence Day night

'Go out to the streets':

Senior rabbis tell students to join pro-reform campaign

'We have an obligation to disprove the lies.'

Senior rabbis tell students to join pro-reform campaign

Arsonist indictment amended

Charge added to indictment against arsonist of Rabbi Lior's car

Prosecutor's Office amends indictment against terrorist who set fire to Rabbi Dov Lior's car in Jerusalem.

Charge added to indictment against arsonist of Rabbi Lior's car

Arab who set rabbi's car on fire is arrested

Police arrest Jerusalem Arab suspected of setting fire to Rabbi Dov Lior's vehicle, causing severe damage.

Arab who set rabbi's car on fire is arrested

Rabbi Dov Lior permits tree planting in Negev in Sabbatical Year

Rabbi Dov Lior gives halachic permit to tree planting in the Negev in Sabbatical Year, saying this is part of the war for the Land of Israel

Rabbi Dov Lior permits tree planting in Negev in Sabbatical Year

Top Religious Zionist rabbi: I oppose coercion, not vaccination

Rabbi Dov Lior says that he condemns forcing people to get vaccinated, but not the vaccination itself.

Top Religious Zionist rabbi: I oppose coercion, not vaccination

Wife of leading rabbi is hospitalized

Rebbetzin Esther Lior, wife of Rabbi Dov Lior, is in serious condition. Public is asked to pray for her welfare.

Wife of leading rabbi is hospitalized

Prominent National Religious rabbi endorses Trump

Senior Yesha Council rabbi and former Chief Rabbi of Hebron, Rabbi Dov Lior, urges Americans to vote for President Trump.

Prominent National Religious rabbi endorses Trump

Rabbi of Hebron pleads: Help Cave of the Patriarchs Institutions

Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Arba-Hebron Dov Lior has pleaded the public to aid the Cave of the Patriarchs Institutions.

Rabbi of Hebron pleads: Help Cave of the Patriarchs Institutions

Rabbi Elyakim Levanon: Amiram Ben Uliel not the Duma murderer

Leading religious Zionist rabbis call on public to support Amiram Ben Uliel. 'He received 3 life sentences when he did nothing wrong.'

Rabbi Elyakim Levanon: Amiram Ben Uliel not the Duma murderer

Can a Shofar be blown on Shabbat, on the Temple Mount?

Even if State allows Temple Mount ascent on Shabbat, blowing shofar and taking lulav on Shabbat are forbidden, Rabbi Dov Lior rules.

Can a Shofar be blown on Shabbat, on the Temple Mount?

Otzma Yehudit wanted to quit the race

Otzma Yehudit received less than 20,000 votes - and seriously considered quitting the race. Rabbi Dov Lior told them not to.

Otzma Yehudit wanted to quit the race

Rabbis against Rabbi Tal: 'Unworthy to teach'

Rabbis Druckman and Lior in sharp letter against Yeshivat Torat Chayim head. 'Mustn't be educational figure.'

Rabbis against Rabbi Tal: 'Unworthy to teach'

Protests against Shabbat desecration due to Eurovision

'We cannot accept a situation in which the most elementary values ​​of our people are trampled on all sides.'

Protests against Shabbat desecration due to Eurovision

Rabbi Dov Lior to Otzma: If there is no other choice - run alone

As attempts at right-wing unity falter, Rabbi Dov Lior tells Otzma Yehudit party: "If unity efforts fail, you must run alone."

Rabbi Dov Lior to Otzma: If there is no other choice - run alone

Rabbi backs Shabbat desecration to warn 'Jewish terror' suspects

The rabbi explained his halachic position based on a minor who was interrogated by the Shin Bet who tried to commit suicide.

Rabbi backs Shabbat desecration to warn 'Jewish terror' suspects

Does fallen Western Wall stone posses intrinsic holiness?

Rabbi Dov Lior refers to sanctity of stone that fell from Western Wall one month ago in southern square.

Does fallen Western Wall stone posses intrinsic holiness?

Rabbis against New Israel Fund: 'It fights against Judaism'

Rabbis Eliyahu, Lior and Aviner call upon religious Zionist organizations to sever contact with NIF. "They seek to destroy us from within."

Rabbis against New Israel Fund: 'It fights against Judaism'

Temple Mount ascent - only in purity and according to Jewish law

Rabbi Lior says not to guide Temple Mount visitors not properly doing so in purity, even if they will then enter forbidden areas.

Temple Mount ascent - only in purity and according to Jewish law

Ariel in Homesh: Waiting for disengagement to be nullified

Agriculture Minister visits Yeshivat Homesh, calls them 'most pioneering group in Israel 2018. We continue to work so we can return home.'

Ariel in Homesh: Waiting for disengagement to be nullified

Rabbi Lior ascends Temple Mount

Former Kiryat Arba Rabbi Dov Lior ascends Temple Mount with group of rabbis 'to emphasize Jewish presence on Temple Mount.'

Rabbi Lior ascends Temple Mount

Israeli rabbis, MKs included on Hamas hit list

Chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzhak Yosef, former Chief Rabbi of Hevron Dov Lior, MK Yehuda Glick, ex-MK Moshe Feiglin on Hamas hit list.

Israeli rabbis, MKs included on Hamas hit list

'Political correctness is taking over the IDF'

Senior national-religious rabbis warn political correctness, feminist agenda taking precedence trumping IDF's operational needs.

'Political correctness is taking over the IDF'

Court rules in favor of yeshiva students detained by police

The Jerusalem Magistrate Court ruled that the police acted improperly in detaining a yeshiva student and confiscating his pamphlets.

Court rules in favor of yeshiva students detained by police

True revenge: Terror victim gets married

Meir Pavlovski, 31, seriously wounded in Hevron stabbing attack 10 months ago, gets married under the Old City walls in Jerusalem.

True revenge: Terror victim gets married

Rabbi permits Duma suspects' lawyers to break Shabbat

Hevron, Kiryat Arba Chief Rabbi Dov Lior permits lawyers to break Shabbat in order to talk to their clients, the Duma suspects.

Rabbi permits Duma suspects' lawyers to break Shabbat

Top religious Zionist rabbis: Stop synagogue destruction

Leading rabbis issue call urging all those who are capable to prevent demolition, emphasizing 'the Torah forbids destroying a synagogue.'

Top religious Zionist rabbis: Stop synagogue destruction

Ex-Chief Rabbi comforts

'I Remember How it is to be an Orphaned Child'

Holocaust survivor and Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Lau, together with Rabbi Lior, visits parents of Rabbi Henkin to comfort Henkin family.

'I Remember How it is to be an Orphaned Child'

Ex-Hevron Rabbi's J'lem Home 'Abandoned' to Daily Firebombs

Watch: former MK documents the routine firebombs hurled by Arab terrorists at home of Rabbi Dov Lior, notes police 'abandonment.'

Ex-Hevron Rabbi's J'lem Home 'Abandoned' to Daily Firebombs

'Their Hatred For Us Bends the Nations' Views'

Prominent Religious Zionist rabbi tells Arutz Sheva that Israel must stand up and ignore international pressure to gain the world's respect.

'Their Hatred For Us Bends the Nations' Views'

Chief Rabbinate Refuses to Change Temple Mount Sign

Rabbinate refuses to change sign claiming ascending Mount is 'forbidden under Jewish Law,' despite support from major rabbis.

Chief Rabbinate Refuses to Change Temple Mount Sign

Marzel: We'll Patrol After Attack on Rabbi Lior's Home

Veteran nationalist activist was at former Hevron chief rabbi's home when Arabs attacked - and threw rocks back at them.

Marzel: We'll Patrol After Attack on Rabbi Lior's Home

One Wounded in Arab Attack on Home of Former Hevron Chief Rabbi

Arabs hurl rocks at students visiting new Jerusalem home of former chief rabbi of Hevron, hitting one in the head and wounding him.

One Wounded in Arab Attack on Home of Former Hevron Chief Rabbi

Yishai's Party Pledges Unity in Jerusalem

Ha'am Itanu conference draws over a thousand in capital, calls to unite behind the Torah and defend the land of Israel.

Yishai's Party Pledges Unity in Jerusalem

Rabbis Slam Bennett's 'Saving Religious Zionism' Comments

Religious Zionist rabbis who transferred support to Ha'am Itanu criticize Bennett for saying he saved religious Zionist vision in Knesset.

Rabbis Slam Bennett's 'Saving Religious Zionism' Comments

Yishai Collapses Otzma Yehudit Talks by Banning Temple Mount

In shocking last minute demands, Yishai's party demands Otzma Yehudit enter coalition at cost of ideology for yeshiva budgets.

Yishai Collapses Otzma Yehudit Talks by Banning Temple Mount

Eli Yishai Refuses to Run on Joint List with Otzma Yehudit

Rabbi Lior gets negative message from Yishai, whose sources fear 'extremist' stigma in apparent desire to compromise for coalition spot.

Eli Yishai Refuses to Run on Joint List with Otzma Yehudit

'Where Were Bibi and Bennett at Terror Victim Arami's Funeral?'

Otzma Yehudit head Ben-Ari slams leaders for 'turning Israel into France,' says his campaign is to stop 'conquering from within.'

'Where Were Bibi and Bennett at Terror Victim Arami's Funeral?'

Most of Tekuma's Rabbis Opposed Jewish Home Split

Three out of four Rabbis against Tekuma splitting from Jewish Home; decision to be made by central committee.

Most of Tekuma's Rabbis Opposed Jewish Home Split

Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Arba Retires to Jerusalem

Leading religious Zionist Rabbi Dov Lior steps down after 37 years, moves to Beit Orot neighborhood north of Mount of Olives.

Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Arba Retires to Jerusalem

Rabbi Lior: Surrogacy Law Must be Defeated

Kiryat Arba Chief Rabbi Dov Lior says Surrogacy Law Lapid's attempt to 'punish' religious Israelis must be defeated at all costs.

Rabbi Lior: Surrogacy Law Must be Defeated

Mass Prayer Rally At Kotel Against 'Kerry's Decrees'

Thousands join prayers asking G-d to strengthen leaders and cancel Kerry plans to establish Arab capital in Jerusalem.

Mass Prayer Rally At Kotel Against 'Kerry's Decrees'

Police Decide on Increased Security for MK Stern

Police to increase security around Hatnua MK in the wake of his statements against Rabbi Dov Lior and the fallout from them.

Police Decide on Increased Security for MK Stern

Stern Declares: I’ll Face Rabbi Dov Lior in Court

MK Stern throws down the gauntlet, declares he will remove his immunity, allowing Rabbi Dov Lior to sue for slander over racism claims.

Stern Declares: I’ll Face Rabbi Dov Lior in Court

Petition: Remove MK Elazar Stern from Post to Stand Trial

Rabbis have filed a petition to remove HaTnua MK from Knesset post, stand trial for incitement despite parliamentary immunity.

Petition: Remove MK Elazar Stern from Post to Stand Trial

Youth Who Spat at MK Apologizes – Not

The 17-year-old wrote a letter of apology to members of his community, but not to MK Stern.

Youth Who Spat at MK Apologizes – Not

Attorney Suggests MK Stern Apologize to Rabbi Over Racism Claims

An attorney has demanded that MK Elazar Stern retract what he said were defamatory statements made about Rabbi Dov Lior.

Attorney Suggests MK Stern Apologize to Rabbi Over Racism Claims

MK Struk: MK Stern 'Spat' in Rabbi's Face

Bayit Yehudi MK defends Rabbi Dov Lior, reacts to incident in which a youth spat in the face of MK Stern.

MK Struk: MK Stern 'Spat' in Rabbi's Face