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Set a seat at the seder table for hostages

The Tzohar Rabbinical Organization is calling on Jews to leave an empty seat at their seder tables and to dedicate the fifth cup, traditionally known as Elijah’s Cup, to the hostages.

Set a seat at the seder table for hostages

Hundreds of Purim events focus on unity in wartime

Over 700 free events to bring Purim joy to evacuees, IDF soldiers, and others.

Hundreds of Purim events focus on unity in wartime

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'

Rabbinical organization visits over 400 bereaved families

Tzohar Rabbinical Organization has coordinated visits to more than 400 homes of families who lost loved ones.

Rabbinical organization visits over 400 bereaved families

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'

Wedding Season:

365 'Tzohar weddings' planned across Israel

Tzohar rabbinic organization gears up for busy wedding season, with plans to conduct 365 weddings from mid-May through June.

365 'Tzohar weddings' planned across Israel

Rabbi David Stav:

'Being united is the precondition for being given the Torah'

Head of the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, speaks about how to prepare for Shavuot - the holiday commemorating the giving of the Torah.

'Being united is the precondition for being given the Torah'

Organizations to host over 500 Purim parties around Israel

'Megilla in the communities' initiative brings Purim celebrations to over 550 locations.

Organizations to host over 500 Purim parties around Israel

Tzohar's 'Code of Ethics' for kosher supervisors

Tzohar rabbinic organization stresses importance of teaching ethical behavior even prior to the practical side of kosher supervision.

Tzohar's 'Code of Ethics' for kosher supervisors

Rabbi weighs in on the 'Sarco' suicide capsule: Enter and die

New device now approved in Switzerland for a "peaceful" death. "This phenomenon is only going to spread," says Tzohar Rabbi Yuval Cherlow.

Rabbi weighs in on the 'Sarco' suicide capsule: Enter and die

Moving, timely performance of 'Prayer for the Conscript'

The 'prayer of conscript' for the success of new soldiers was written by Tzohar rabbis and sung by chief cantor of the IDF Shai Abramson.

Moving, timely performance of 'Prayer for the Conscript'

Tzohar rabbi: Peer pressure for vaccination acceptable

Rabbi Yuval Cherlow, chief ethicist of Tzohar, says peer pressure for vaccination is acceptable, as long as it doesn't become coercion.

Tzohar rabbi: Peer pressure for vaccination acceptable

Rabbinical organization: 80% rise in marriage registrations

As Israel reopens post-pandemic, the Tzohar rabbinical organization is reporting a dramatic increase in marriage registrations.

Rabbinical organization: 80% rise in marriage registrations

'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'

Tzohar decries Supreme Court non-halakhic conversion decision

Blames 'power brokers' associated with Chief Rabbinate for allowing decision to go ahead.

Tzohar decries Supreme Court non-halakhic conversion decision

Tzohar launches 'end of life' advisory service

As number of coronavirus fatalities continues to rise, Tzohar Rabbinical Organization unveils new program for end of life ethical issues.

Tzohar launches 'end of life' advisory service

Rabbi Cherlow slams campaign to pay celebrities to be vaccinated

Head of ethics department at Tzohar rabbinical organization says medical staff, at-risk groups must get vaccine before persuading the public

Rabbi Cherlow slams campaign to pay celebrities to be vaccinated

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

'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

Proof of Judaism project to expand to other cities

Some 3,000 proof of Judaism files dealt with in Shorashim over past year, org decides to offer project to other cities around country.

Proof of Judaism project to expand to other cities

Tel Aviv cafes trade private kosher certification for Rabbinate

More Tel Aviv restaurants transitioning to state Rabbinate kosher certificate supervision.

Tel Aviv cafes trade private kosher certification for Rabbinate

Rabbi's org initiates resolution of ethical election principles

Tzohar drafts ‘Resolution of Ethical Principles’ for Knesset candidates calling for process to be defined by integrity and mutual respect.

Rabbi's org initiates resolution of ethical election principles

'Kashrut Law is bad; increases corruption'

Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein explains why he torpedoed MK Smotrich's law to improve kashrut: 'We demanded basic kosher package for traditionals.'

'Kashrut Law is bad; increases corruption'

Rabbis urge cancelling Tzohar rabbis' ordination

Group of prominent rabbis try and fail to arrange cooperation between Tzohar rabbis and the Chief Rabbinate.

Rabbis urge cancelling Tzohar rabbis' ordination

Why I support the private kashrut initiative of Tzohar rabbis

Why I support the private kashrut initiative of Tzohar rabbis

Rabbi Lau: On religionization and incitement

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau addresses European Rabbi's conference, need to bring every Jew closer. Implicitly criticizes Tzohar rabbis.

Rabbi Lau: On religionization and incitement

Rabbis hold emergency meeting on alternative kashrut authority

Four senior Religious Zionist rabbis meet with Chief Rabbi to discuss concern about Tzohar's new private Kashrut supervision authority.

Rabbis hold emergency meeting on alternative kashrut authority

Rabbinate officials:

'Conservative Movement has taken over Tzohar'

'New kashrut authority is effort to supplant Orthodox Rabbinate with Conservative Movement,' claim senior Rabbinate officials.

'Conservative Movement has taken over Tzohar'

Shas vs. Tzohar:

'They're trying to undermine the Rabbinate'

Shas MK attacks Tzohar rabbis following establishment of alternative kashrut, 'They didn't accept losing the Chief Rabbinate elections.'

'They're trying to undermine the Rabbinate'

Rabbinical org opens Tel Aviv marriage registration branch

Tzohar rabbinical organization opens marriage registration branch in Tel Aviv in cooperation with local rabbinate.

Rabbinical org opens Tel Aviv marriage registration branch

Disabled wedding guests aren't second-class citizens

Rabbinical organization to engaged couples: Make accessibility a priority for your wedding.

Disabled wedding guests aren't second-class citizens

Israeli program brings religious, secular together on Shavuot

Shavuot classes in Israeli homes meant to bring religious, secular neighbors together

Israeli program brings religious, secular together on Shavuot

Former chief rabbi Metzger will not address rabbinic conference

Former chief rabbi Yonah Metzger backs out of participation in rabbinic conference

Former chief rabbi Metzger will not address rabbinic conference

Tzohar: Force-feeding prisoners is right

Tzohar rabbinical organization supports Supreme Court ruling upholding the forced feeding of security prisoners on hunger strike.

Tzohar: Force-feeding prisoners is right

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

Watch: How do you say 'Shema Yisrael' in sign language?

Attending synagogue is something most religious Jews take for granted - but a new initiative reminds them not everyone is so fortunate.

Watch: How do you say 'Shema Yisrael' in sign language?

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.

Report: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Faces Deposal

Tzohar Under Fire for 'Excluding Reform' from Shavuot Event

Orthodox rabbinical group attacked by left-wing activists for not including non-Orthodox speakers at upcoming Tikun Leil event.

Tzohar Under Fire for 'Excluding Reform' from Shavuot Event

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

Tel Aviv Synagogue Vandalized, Leftists Suspected

Vandals burn books, write graffiti against Jewish State bill at synagogue identified with Tzohar Rabbis.

Tel Aviv Synagogue Vandalized, Leftists Suspected

Rabbinical Support for Prime Minister Netanyahu

PM meets with Tzohar rabbis in mutual show of gratitude and support.

Rabbinical Support for Prime Minister Netanyahu

Watch: Arutz Sheva TV's Daily Edition

Tunnel threat in the north. Murdered reporter was Jewish and Israeli. Annexation or registration? Rabbis meet the Prime Minister.

Watch: Arutz Sheva TV's Daily Edition

Tzohar Calls on Diaspora Communities to Fly Israeli Flag

Rabbi David Stav, Tzohar chairman, calls on global support for Israel - both abroad and by visiting the Jewish state.

Tzohar Calls on Diaspora Communities to Fly Israeli Flag

Annual Tzohar Conference 'Connecting the People to Judaism'

Religious-Zionist group hopes 'to make Israel more Jewish'; Rabbi David Stav cites unprecedented thirst for Judaism.

Annual Tzohar Conference 'Connecting the People to Judaism'

Tekuma Rabbis: Vote Against Tzohar

The Rabbis of the Tekuma Party have issued a letter urging MKs against the Tzohar bill, which is slated today for a Knesset vote

Tekuma Rabbis: Vote Against Tzohar

Anger as Shas Head Compares Rabbi to 'Idol in Temple'

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef says choosing Rabbi Stav as Chief Rabbi would be ‘like putting an idol in the sanctuary.’

Anger as Shas Head Compares Rabbi to 'Idol in Temple'

Bayit Yehudi Endorses Rabbi Stav for Chief Rabbi

Religious Zionist party votes to support relatively liberal candidate for Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi.

Bayit Yehudi Endorses Rabbi Stav for Chief Rabbi

Rabbis Open Hotline for Southern Israel

The Tzohar rabbinic organization has opened a hotline for residents of southern Israel seeking Judaism, psychological boost.

Rabbis Open Hotline for Southern Israel

Campaign: Connect with Chief Rabbinate

The Tzohar organization undertakes a PR campaign to connect the Chief Rabbinate to the Israeli public. It is even on Facebook.

Campaign:  Connect with Chief Rabbinate

Tzohar Conference Deals with Modern Educational Challenges

Annual conference by the Tzohar organization focused on how parents should deal with the challenges of the Facebook generation.

Tzohar Conference Deals with Modern Educational Challenges

Video: Tzohar Presents 'User-Friendly Circumcision'

The Tzohar Rabbinic Organization has launched a new effort to assist parents circumcising their sons according to Jewish law.

Video: Tzohar Presents 'User-Friendly Circumcision'

ZAKA, Tzohar Bring Jews Together on Purim

On the holiday of Purim, ZAKA and Tzohar join together to bring Israel's hareidim and secular close together through food packages.

ZAKA, Tzohar Bring Jews Together on Purim