'A single Jew among Muslims, Christians and Indians'

'A single Jew among Muslims, Christians and Indians'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi recounts historic visit to Bahrain for international interfaith conference.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2019, 3:44 PM
Jerusalem chief rabbi calls on gays to 'overcome' homosexuality

Jerusalem chief rabbi calls on gays to 'overcome' homosexuality

Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Jerusalem Shlomo Amar says homosexual lifestyle incompatible with Judaism, calls on gays to 'overcome their lust.'Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 7/24/2019, 7:36 AM
'They're trying to silence the rabbis'

'They're trying to silence the rabbis'

Rabbi Shlomo Amar defends Education Min. Rabbi Peretz, says there's a push to 'close the rabbis' mouths.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2019, 10:25 AM
Rabbis warn against businesses running on Shabbat

Rabbis warn against businesses running on Shabbat

Jerusalem chief rabbis encourage public to support Sabbath-observant businesses, warns against 'blurring' Israel's Jewish character.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2019, 3:33 PM
'Refrain from entering entire Temple Mount area'

'Refrain from entering entire Temple Mount area'

Jerusalem Rabbis Aryeh Stern and Rabbi Shlomo Amar warn public not to enter entire Temple Mount area: 'End the sacrilege.'Rafael Levy, 2/24/2019, 5:20 PM
J'lem Rabbi on bus disaster: 'Attribute of justice is hovering'

J'lem Rabbi on bus disaster: 'Attribute of justice is hovering'

In wake of bus disaster, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem calls to strengthen watching dignity of others.Ben Shaul, 2/10/2019, 6:24 PM
Diaspora Jews buying Shabbat-violating businesses?

Diaspora Jews buying Shabbat-violating businesses?

Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi says Jews from overseas buying Shabbat-violating bussiness in order to force shutdown on Jewish day of rest.Tzvi Lev, 7/30/2018, 1:27 PM
'They dare raise their hand against a great rabbi in Israel'

'They dare raise their hand against a great rabbi in Israel'

Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Shlomo Amar backs Rabbi Aryeh Stern who spoke against gender disorientation organizations.Mordechai Sones, 7/24/2018, 4:18 PM
'Earthquakes are a wake-up call from God'

'Earthquakes are a wake-up call from God'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar says recent earthquakes show Jewish people need to 'wake up' and return to God.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2018, 10:08 PM
Jerusalem Chief Rabbi asks to extend his term

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi asks to extend his term

Rabbi Shlomo Amar submits request to Chief Rabbinate Council to extend his term for another five years.Chaim Lev, 1/7/2018, 5:13 AM
'After tragedy, NYC Jews should increase faith

'After tragedy, NYC Jews should increase faith

J'lem Chief Rabbi says Jews in Flatbush should have faith, increase Torah study and mitzva observance after deadly house fire.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2018, 7:21 PM
Aryeh Deri apologizes

Aryeh Deri apologizes

Shas chairman apologizes to Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Amar after leak of recording in which he spoke insultingly of the rabbi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2017, 10:18 PM
'Ever since Deri returned, Shas has been dropping like a rock'

'Ever since Deri returned, Shas has been dropping like a rock'

Former Shas MK says current chairman leading party off cliff, new leader who respects rabbis must be appointed.Benny Tocker, 11/9/2017, 6:28 PM
Complaint filed in Shas wiretapping affair

Complaint filed in Shas wiretapping affair

Rabbi in recorded conversation with Shas chairman Aryeh Deri in which Deri attacked Jerusalem Chief Rabbi files complaint over 'wiretapping'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2017, 8:14 PM
Left-wing Jews protest Jerusalem Chief Rabbi at Paris synagogue

Left-wing Jews protest Jerusalem Chief Rabbi at Paris synagogue

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar speaks at Paris synagogue. Liberal Jews protest over rabbi's comments criticizing Reform movement.JTA, 9/18/2017, 3:30 PM
Mass 'selichot' prayers at Western Wall - in pictures

Mass 'selichot' prayers at Western Wall - in pictures

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Shlomo Amar joins thousands of worshippers in mass selichot prayers at Western Wall days ahead of Rosh Hashanah.Shlomi Cohen, 9/15/2017, 9:16 AM
'Reform: Destruction unfolding in our times'

'Reform: Destruction unfolding in our times'

In weekly class, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem says Reform movement is worse than Holocaust deniers.Mordechai Sones, 9/5/2017, 10:22 PM
MK Glick to work from entrance to Temple Mount

MK Glick to work from entrance to Temple Mount

Yehuda Glick to move office to entrance to Temple Mount in protest against PM's ban on MKs visiting holy site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2017, 9:45 PM
'It is strictly forbidden to ascend the Temple Mount'

'It is strictly forbidden to ascend the Temple Mount'

Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem issues letter strongly forbidding ascension to Temple Mount, after many Jews ascended on Tisha B'Av.Haim Lev, 8/2/2017, 4:10 PM
Ramming attack victims laid to rest

Ramming attack victims laid to rest

4 soldiers killed in terror attack Sunday laid to rest. Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem asks at funeral 'How long will the wicked ones rejoice?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/9/2017, 3:49 PM
Rabbi Amar tells it like it is

Rabbi Amar tells it like it is

Reform Jews are not in the same category as their leaders. Tzvi Fishman, 11/20/2016, 9:58 PM
Watch: Activists confront far-left activists in Jerusalem

Watch: Activists confront far-left activists in Jerusalem

City councilman, right-wing activists confront members of Reform movement, left-wing radicals in front of Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate office.Eliran Aharon, 11/20/2016, 8:59 PM
Gay Flag hung up at Rabbinate

Gay Flag hung up at Rabbinate

The LGBT flag was hung up outside Rabbinate offices, apparently in protest against Rabbi Amar’s recent comments.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 11/20/2016, 9:23 AM
'They are terrorizing the rabbis'

'They are terrorizing the rabbis'

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem responds to criticism of his comments of LGBTs and the Reform Movement, says they are trying to destroy tradition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2016, 1:09 PM
Leftists, LGBT activists target Jerusalem Chief Rabbi

Leftists, LGBT activists target Jerusalem Chief Rabbi

Yerushalmim faction, LGBT activists plan protests outside offices of Rabbi Shlomo Amar, following his statements on gays, Reform Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2016, 10:53 AM
'PM's support for pride parade is an embarassment'

'PM's support for pride parade is an embarassment'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi condemns gay pride parade, calls on Netanyahu to give 'public apology' after voice support for parade.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 7/21/2016, 11:35 AM
Jerusalem Chief Rabbi: WoW is 'satan incarnate'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi: WoW is 'satan incarnate'

After group announces its latest provocation, Rabbi Amar says, 'in a civilized country they'd be in a mental hospital.Chaim Lev, 4/15/2016, 10:56 AM
Rabbis Disagree on Safety of Jews Visiting Kotel

Rabbis Disagree on Safety of Jews Visiting Kotel

Gur Rebbe reportedly bars followers from visiting Western Wall in light of stabbings; Sephardic Chief Rabbi urges Jews to visit.Tova Dvorin, 10/4/2015, 2:27 PM
Youth Breaks into Jerusalem Chief Rabbi's Home

Youth Breaks into Jerusalem Chief Rabbi's Home

17-year-old youth arrested after breaking into Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar's house over Shabbat.Haim Lev, 7/4/2015, 11:36 PM
Rabbi Amar to French Rabbi: We Feel Your Pain

Rabbi Amar to French Rabbi: We Feel Your Pain

In a message to Rabbi Haim Korsia, Rabbi Shlomo Amar wrote that 'the Jewish people and the people of Jerusalem are with you.'Moshe Cohen, 1/11/2015, 10:05 PM
Rabbi Amar: Knesset 'Most Kosher' Place in Israel

Rabbi Amar: Knesset 'Most Kosher' Place in Israel

The comments heard there may not always be so “kosher,” but the food in the Knesset most definitely is, said Rabbi Shlomo AmarYaakov Levi, 12/28/2014, 4:16 PM
Former Chief Rabbi Visits IDF Troops on Front Line

Former Chief Rabbi Visits IDF Troops on Front Line

Rabbi Shlomo Amar blesses, prays with hundreds of soldiers; troops and officers alike thank rabbi for 'uplifting' visit.Haim Lev, 7/16/2014, 6:44 PM
Peres Welcomes New Chief Rabbis, Snubs Old Ones

Peres Welcomes New Chief Rabbis, Snubs Old Ones

Peres welcomes new Chief Rabbis of Israel in formal ceremony; outgoing Chief Rabbis not invited.Maayana Miskin, 8/14/2013, 1:25 PM
‘Amar Law’ Heads toward Approval

‘Amar Law’ Heads toward Approval

Knesset set to allow Rabbi Shlomo Amar to serve a second term as Sephardi Chief Rabbi.Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2013, 5:05 PM
Knesset Approves 'Rabbi Amar Law'

Knesset Approves 'Rabbi Amar Law'

Votes 44 to 14 to allow Rabbi Shlomo Amar to run for a second term as Chief Sephardic Rabbi.Gil Ronen, 6/5/2013, 10:26 PM
Bayit Yehudi’s New Plan in Rabbinate Race

Bayit Yehudi’s New Plan in Rabbinate Race

Bayit Yehudi debates again on support for Chief Rabbi candidates.Maayana Miskin, 6/2/2013, 4:45 PM
Bennett Working for Ariel-Amar Deal

Bennett Working for Ariel-Amar Deal

Arutz Sheva learned that Bennett met Netanyahu, Lieberman and Piron in attempts to get their support.Uzi Baruch with Gil Ronen, 5/21/2013, 2:45 PM
'Ariel-Amar Deal' is En Route to Knesset

'Ariel-Amar Deal' is En Route to Knesset

Bill submitted by MK Kalfa would remove the 70-year age limit for appointment of chief rabbi.Gil Ronen, 5/21/2013, 2:04 PM
Rav Ovadia Endorses Rabbis Amar, Ariel

Rav Ovadia Endorses Rabbis Amar, Ariel

Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Ya'akov Ariel were endorsed in their elections bids for Chief Rabbi by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef David Lev, 5/13/2013, 5:27 PM
Chief Rabbi: Equal Burden of Service? Nonsense

Chief Rabbi: Equal Burden of Service? Nonsense

Rabbi Shlomo Amar says talk of hareidi-religious enlistment is ‘nonsense.’Maayana Miskin, 4/29/2013, 3:42 AM
Chief Rabbi Greets Bnei Menashe New Immigrants

Chief Rabbi Greets Bnei Menashe New Immigrants

Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi congratulated the 274 Bnei Menashe immigrants from India who arrived in the Jewish state in recent months., 3/13/2013, 3:00 PM
Chief Rabbis: Show Thanks for Rain By Helping Poor

Chief Rabbis: Show Thanks for Rain By Helping Poor

In a letter, Israel's Chief Rabbis expressed their gratitude to G-d for the heavy rains Israel has received this winter seasonDavid Lev, 1/7/2013, 10:24 PM
Chief Rabbis to Europe: Investigate Anti-Semitism

Chief Rabbis to Europe: Investigate Anti-Semitism

Israel's chief rabbis send letter to the President of the European Council, urge him to work to stop anti-Semitism.Elad Benari, 1/3/2013, 5:15 AM
R. Amar: Better a Disengagement Than a Civil War

R. Amar: Better a Disengagement Than a Civil War

Rabbi Shlomo Amar says he's against the disobeying of orders by soldiers, even at the cost of Jewish communities being destroyed.David Lev, 12/24/2012, 2:44 AM
Kabbalist, Rabbi Warn of Danger, Call for Kindness

Kabbalist, Rabbi Warn of Danger, Call for Kindness

A Jewish mystic and rabbinic leaders have warned of a danger to the people of Israel, and are calling for more kindness, giving and prayer.Maayana Miskin, 8/2/2012, 1:46 PM
Rabbi Amar Meets Peres, Hoping to Lower Flames

Rabbi Amar Meets Peres, Hoping to Lower Flames

Chief Sephardic Rabbi and President agree that debate over hareidi Torah scholars' exemptions should not become too extreme.Gil Ronen, 7/15/2012, 6:54 PM
Rav Amar: Persecution Caused Earthquake

Rav Amar: Persecution Caused Earthquake

Sephardic chief rabbi Shlomo Amar says Tuesday's Earthquake is the Devil's work spawned by the Tal Law controversyGabe Kahn, 7/11/2012, 7:51 PM
Chief Rabbi Goes to War on Funding Reform 'Rabbis'

Chief Rabbi Goes to War on Funding Reform 'Rabbis'

Rav Shlomo Amar: can such a decision be made without consulting the Council of the Chief Rabbinate?Gil Ronen, 6/17/2012, 8:26 PM
Chief Rabbis: Don’t Ascend Temple Mount

Chief Rabbis: Don’t Ascend Temple Mount

Chief Rabbis Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Rabbi Yonah Metzger joined by other top rabbis in proclaiming Mount off limits due to halakhic issues.Gil Ronen, 3/6/2012, 2:35 PM
Chief Rabbi: Woman Can Serve on Dayanim C'tee

Chief Rabbi: Woman Can Serve on Dayanim C'tee

Chief Sephardic Rabbi says he does not object to women sitting on the committee that selects rabbinic judges.Gil Ronen, 12/19/2011, 11:49 AM
Rabbi Amar Warns Against Civil War

Rabbi Amar Warns Against Civil War

Rabbi Amar and a delegation of Samaria rabbis showed their solidarity with the IDF and issued a proclamation against attacking soldiersGabe Kahn., 12/14/2011, 7:35 PM
Chief Rabbi Says Mosque Fire May be Blood Libel

Chief Rabbi Says Mosque Fire May be Blood Libel

Israel's chief rabbis condemn anti-Muslim acts while visiting burnt Tuba Zangria mosque. Rabbi Amar: Arson may be a blood libel. Gabe Kahn., 10/3/2011, 8:35 PM
Rabbi Amar: Moshe Naftali was Special

Rabbi Amar: Moshe Naftali was Special

Fallen soldier Moshe Naftali 'had a special soul,' says chief Sephardi rabbi. Maayana Miskin, 8/23/2011, 1:16 AM
Chief Rabbis: This is a Time for Self-Examina

Chief Rabbis: This is a Time for Self-Examina

Israel's Chief Rabbis issue special call in preparation for Tisha B'Av. "We must remove the jealousy and hatred, and increase love."Elad Benari, 8/8/2011, 10:43 AM
‘No Need to Disgrace Rabbis’

‘No Need to Disgrace Rabbis’

Chief Rabbi Amar says officials ignored pleas to meet with him to prevent the disgrace of arresting Rabbis Lior and Yosef for questioning.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/6/2011, 3:41 PM
Israel's Rabbis Visit IDF Rabbi

Israel's Rabbis Visit IDF Rabbi

Israel’s chief rabbis, Rabbi Yona Metzger and Rabbi Shlomo Amar, met on Sunday with Chief Military Rabbi Rafi Peretz and his staff.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 2/21/2011, 1:11 AM
Organ Donation Issue Resurfaces

Organ Donation Issue Resurfaces

The recent death of soccer star Avi Cohen refoccused attention on organ donation dispute: When is a person actually "dead" halakhically?David Lev, 1/23/2011, 9:12 AM