Official search for Virginia rabbi swept out to sea called off

Coast Guard calls off search in light of low 'likelihood of survivability.' Jewish volunteer groups will reportedly continue search.Marcy Oster, JTA, 7/11/2019, 2:07 PM

'Netanyahu is not the only one who will preserve the land'

MK Tropper does not volunteer details about meeting between Benny Gantz and religious Zionist rabbis, but strives for respectful discourse.Shimon Cohen, 7/9/2019, 5:43 PM

"Rabbis' campaign is fundamentally flawed"

'The role of head of United Right doesn't harm the status of Rabbi Peretz as head of Jewish Home and Religious Zionism,' Ben Dahan explains.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2019, 12:36 PM

Why trouble the rabbis?

No one is proposing Ayelet Shaked head a religious party, Heaven forbid, but a technical bloc. Opinion.Moti Karpel, 7/4/2019, 10:33 AM

Rabbi: 'I don't want people to have guns, but it's a necessity'

Boston's Rabbi Dan Rodkin suggests congregants bring guns to synagogue for protection.Penny Schwartz, JTA, 6/25/2019, 8:39 AM

Rabbinical Alliance of America mourns Poway Chabad attack

'We must gather together in prayer and good deeds to thwart this cowardice and hatred that wishes to destroy all that's good in this world.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2019, 8:36 AM

First time in century: Rabbis in German military

German defense minister says her ministry will appoint Jewish chaplains to military, based on recommendations of Jewish umbrella group.Toby Axelrod, JTA, 4/4/2019, 10:27 AM

Bnei Brak rabbi hospitalized, condition serious

Condition of Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau deteriorates,Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2019, 4:08 PM

The limits of Modern Orthodoxy

I am not here to argue the halakhic questions in play here. That ship has sailed. The idea of women serving in the position of rabbi – no matter what the title - has been deemed unacceptable by virtually all Poskim across the spectrum of Orthodoxy.Rabbi Harry Maryles, 2/15/2019, 1:12 AM

'Declare joint run ASAP'

Religious Zionist rabbis demand that Jewish Home and National Union unite to one list in hopes to add Otzma Yehudit.Hezki Baruch, 2/11/2019, 7:11 PM

'Serious mistake if the right loses power'

Samaria Council head calls on religious Zionist rabbis to push 5 right-wing parties to unite, as polls indicate none will pass threshold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2019, 10:39 AM

Open Letter on RCA members violating female clergy policy

A series of RCA resolutions against female clergy - resolutions reviewed and supported by the RCA's poskim, are based on Halacha and Mesorah, as further demonstrated at length by the rabbinic panel convened by the Orthodox Union.62 RCA Rabbis, 2/8/2019, 7:33 AM

Bennett's meeting with rabbis canceled

Meeting between Bennett and religious Zionist rabbis canceled after activists demanded that the rabbis not attend.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2019, 3:07 AM

Chief Rabbi of Rosh Ha’ayin dies at 74

Rabbi Azaria Basis, Chief Rabbi of Rosh Ha’ayin and leader of Yemenite Jewish community, dies at 74.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2018, 11:51 PM

Rabbi Yosef Wald from Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav passes away

Late Rabbi who served as teacher and also as researcher at Halacha Berura Institute passes away during holiday.Mordechai Sones, 10/1/2018, 9:03 PM

Government anti-racism unit head to act against racist rabbis

Appeal made after increasing reports of racism against Ethiopian Jews and their status as Jews being called into question.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2018, 9:39 PM

Modi'in Illit: Rabbi of mikvahs passes away

Rabbi Meir Yisrael Yakobovitch, of Modi'in Illit founders and who served as local mikveh rabbi, passes suddenly.Mordechai Sones, 8/12/2018, 2:31 PM

Police rabbi in hot water for signing anti-LGBT missive

Police says it will discipline Rabbi Yoel Shem-Tov after he affixed signature to letter decrying 'LGBT terrorism'.Tzvi Lev, 7/29/2018, 9:24 PM

Druze community leader backs rabbis speaking out on gender

Sheikh Mu'afak Tarif refers to rabbis' letter against gender disorientation: 'Incumbent on them to keep religion, preserve basic values.'Mordechai Sones, 7/29/2018, 5:13 PM

Rabbi who fought against the Alliance dies at 91

Rabbi Moshe Lasry, native of Casablanca, founded Otzar Hatorah institutions in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Iran to fight 'Alliance' schools.Mordechai Sones, 7/17/2018, 10:53 PM

Sephardic rabbis gather for anti-Draft Law prayer

During Knesset vote on Draft Law, Sephardic rabbis expected to hold prayer service at grave of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef against law.Mordechai Sones, 7/1/2018, 1:38 PM

Rabbis ask Shaked to prevent 'Reform Plaza'

Letter sent ahead of Ministerial Committee on Archaeological Sites' expected approval of construction expanding the plaza.Mordechai Sones, 7/1/2018, 1:13 PM

Rabbis in Russia fall victim to anti-missionary law

Russia seeks to force out foreign rabbis as 'national security threat.'AFP, 6/20/2018, 2:56 PM

Poll: Most haredi rabbis in Israel use the internet

Israeli poll finds that most haredi rabbis use the internet, own a computer, and use a computer to prepare Torah classes.Tal Polon, 6/12/2018, 5:59 PM

Is G-d real or an idea?

Insights into Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 6/4/2018, 1:14 PM

Religious Zionist rabbis unite

Hundreds of religious Zionist rabbis gather in Jerusalem in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.Hezki Baruch, 5/11/2018, 4:06 AM

The Knesset Rebbetzin?

Following Reform pressure, Knesset Legal Advisor opens tender for position of Knesset Rabbi, also to women 'who meet criteria'.Mordechai Sones, 4/26/2018, 10:07 AM

Fifty rabbis ascend Temple Mount

Religious Zionist Rabbis visit Temple Mount, protest police attitude towards youth ascending Mount.Mordechai Sones, 2/27/2018, 10:56 PM

Leading haredi rabbis ban use and sale of smartwatches

Rabbis ban use of smartwatch, ruling that those who sell it 'take part in causing the public to sin.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2018, 12:52 PM

Orthodox Union will not penalize synagogues with women clergy

OU says it won't penalize synagogues that already employ women as clergy, but reaffirms prohibition on hiring women for rabbinic positions.JTA, 2/1/2018, 8:10 AM

Manchester rabbi arrested in investment fraud case

British rabbi arrested in fraud investigation against investment firm.JTA, 1/2/2018, 5:22 PM

'National Religious rabbis aren't Netanyahu's lackeys'

Officials blast PM's call to national religious rabbis to back him in face of police investigation. 'He ignores us - until he needs us.'Uzi Baruch, 12/26/2017, 11:29 AM

Netanyahu to demand support from religious Zionist rabbis?

PM reportedly seeking to prevent religious Zionist rabbis from abandoning him if police recommend he be indicted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2017, 10:52 PM

'Shas party dictated who would be the city's rabbi'

Tiberias residents say Shas party forced Shas rabbi on them, promise to remain loyal to beloved yet unofficial city rabbi.Benny Tucker, 11/22/2017, 2:11 PM

Joint Service Ordinance open to change

Chief of Staff listens attentively to rabbis remarks, makes clear that order may be updated in accordance with their suggestions.Mordechai Sones, 11/7/2017, 9:31 PM

Religious Zionist rabbis may weigh ban on officers' course

Religious Zionist rabbis say IDF must change coed combat policies, Beit El Yeshiva dean refuses to attend meeting with IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2017, 10:55 AM

Ethiopian community's new rabbi is hesder yeshiva graduate

Chief Ethiopian Jewish rabbi retires, new rabbi learned in Religious Zionist yeshivas and published over ten books.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2017, 11:48 AM

Rabbis arrested for fraud sent to house arrest

The 4 are suspected of fraudulently obtaining police 'fitness certificates' that qualify them for the post of 'City Rabbi.'Ido ben Porat, 9/6/2017, 9:20 PM

Four rabbis arrested for fraud, breach of trust

Police arrest 4 rabbis from various cities on suspicion of fraudulently obtaining 'fitness certificates' qualifying them for title 'rabbi'Mordechai Sones, 9/6/2017, 1:59 PM

Rabbis seek pope’s cooperation in fighting Islamic extremism

International rabbinical delegation presents Pope Francis with document by Israeli rabbinate and Diaspora rabbis on cooperation.JTA, 8/31/2017, 10:33 PM

Over 1,500 rabbis take stand against BDS

More than 1,500 Orthodox rabbis from across US join Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce call to support Israel's effort to combat BDS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/17/2017, 10:17 AM

Tel Aviv yeshiva prepares Ethiopian scholars for rabbinate

Former chief rabbi visits new yeshiva founded to prepare young Ethiopian Torah scholars for rabbinic ordination..Yoni Kempinski, 7/28/2017, 11:50 AM

'A soldier who smokes shoots less accurately'

Expert on smoking in the IDF says tobacco companies exploit army to create addicts and income, calls on rabbis to forbid smoking as well.Benny Tucker, 7/14/2017, 7:55 AM

Leading rabbis to Netanyahu: Be strong

Leading Religious Zionist rabbis sign declaration of support for PM after Reform, Conservative outcry over Kotel Plan and Conversion Law.Ido ben Porat, 7/2/2017, 8:34 AM

Rabbi found dead at Jewish summer camp

Young rabbi found dead in his bed in NY summer camp.JTA, 6/27/2017, 6:22 PM

Study finds 80% of Reform clergy are Democrats

Yale study finds that vast majority of Reform and Conservative clergy in US affiliate as Democrats, while 40% of Orthodox rabbis do.JTA, 6/13/2017, 10:52 AM

Rabbi clarifies video of singing in front of pope

Singing and dancing began 'spontaneously without my foreknowledge or consent.'JTA, 5/11/2017, 10:47 AM

IDF to investigate commander's disgracing of IDF rabbi

IDF rabbi booted from ceremony by commander minutes before he was to stand before soldiers and read a prayer.Tal Polon, 5/9/2017, 12:11 PM

'Burn me alive': A journalist's dilemma

What is a Jewish journalist's responsibility regarding public morale, penitent rapist's feelings, and Rabbinic honor? Commentary.Mordechai Sones, 5/8/2017, 1:49 AM

Conflict arises between Frankfurt rabbis and Chabad

Frankfurt Jewish group severs ties with German city’s Chabad over ‘disrespect’ and ‘insults.'JTA, 3/25/2017, 8:28 PM

'Solidarity cannot be confined to the symbolic'

President Rivlin calls on rabbinic leadership  in Diaspora to participate in strategic dialogue about future of Jewish people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2017, 9:59 AM

Trump to Ivanka's rabbi: You're doing good work

Trump attends National Prayer Day breakfast, praises Ivanka's rabbi.Chana Roberts, 2/6/2017, 11:23 AM

OU rabbis: Women may not be rabbis

OU Rabbinic Council rules that the 'broader context of Torah values' dictates that women cannot formally serve as rabbis or clergy.Hillel Fendel, 2/3/2017, 1:42 PM

'Germany is in shock from the attack'

Arutz Sheva spoke with the Rabbi of Berlin following the attack last night that has left 12 dead.Hezki Baruch, 12/20/2016, 12:31 PM

The Rabbi of Ofra, the Chief Rabbi, and Hamas?

Prominent Israeli rabbis attend a peace conference for religious leaders in Spain - along with a founder of Hamas.Uzi Baruch, 11/17/2016, 9:09 PM

Texas rabbis call on governor to remain in resettlement program

Letter signed by 43 rabbis in Texas calls on the state's governor to remain in the U.S. refugee resettlement program.JTA, 9/23/2016, 5:41 AM

'A compass and a map, a giant of giants'

At an assembly held today in the Knesset building, Naftali Bennett described Rav Kook's teachings as a guide to complex current problems.Hezki Baruch, 9/13/2016, 5:21 PM