Baby Adelle Biton Laid to Rest; 'A Great Soul in a Small Body'

Infant terror victim Adelle Biton brought to burial in her hometown of Yakir; 'her murderers want to murder us all.'Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 2/18/2015, 1:37 PM

In Pictures: From Hezbollah Terrorist to Israeli Rabbi

How did a Shia Muslim and Hezbollah commander become Rabbi Avraham Sinai of Tzfat?Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2014, 3:50 PM

Hundreds Join Mass Prayers Against Destruction of Samaria Town

Hundreds, including notable rabbis and MKs, gather inside town in danger from state despite no Arab claimants of its land.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 9/30/2014, 7:55 PM

Safed Chief Rabbi Surprises Knesset C'tee with Temple Mount Call

Chief Rabbi of Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu calls for Jews to be more protected on the Temple Mount, safeguarding of conversion process.Hillel Fendel, 8/15/2014, 9:09 AM

Rabbis Denounce Pollard Deal

Major Israeli religious figures slam US for holding Pollard "hostage," say releasing terrorists forbidden by the Torah.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 4/1/2014, 3:12 PM

Rabbis Back Jewish Home Rebel on Enlistment Bill

Several religious-Zionist rabbis come out in support of MK Yoni Chetboun, who bucked Coalition to vote against hareidi enlistment bill.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2014, 3:18 PM

Rabbi Eliyahu Questions Jewish Home 'Dictatorship'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi asked Bennett to give his faction members freedom to vote as they wish on Enlistment Law.Ari Yashar, 3/12/2014, 11:16 AM

Association of Community Rabbis Skips March Over Incitement

Group headed by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu cancels plans to attend until Yated Ne'eman retracts incitement against Religious Zionist leader.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 3/2/2014, 2:53 PM

Agreement Advances Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Elections

Mayor Barkat and Deputy Religious Affairs Minister arrange selection of voting body; ten years since last Chief Rabbi in city.Ari Yashar, 2/27/2014, 9:16 PM

'Divine Duty to Rebuild Wrecked Samaria Home'

Video shows Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu speaking at wrecked Kaisler home, says rebuilding is 'partnership with Abraham himself.'Ari Yashar, 2/25/2014, 5:23 PM

Wrecked Samaria Home: 'We'll Come to Housewarming'

Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, Rabbi Eliyahu, visits ruin of Sagi Kaisler's home, demolished last week despite having a permitAri Yashar, 2/9/2014, 8:07 PM

'Allah Gave Israel to The Jews, There's No Palestine'

Muslim scholar in Jordan attacks 'Palestinians' for distorting Koran, Jews given Israel 'until Day of Judgement.'Ari Yashar, 2/6/2014, 11:00 PM

The Left vs. Rabbi Eliyahu: Round Three

New Israel Fund-backed activists slam Rabbi Eliyahu for ‘racism’ and ‘incitement,’ push to keep him out of Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate.Maayana Miskin and Ari Soffer, 2/4/2014, 6:57 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Calls for New Chief Rabbis, Rejects Partition

Nir Barkat says the capital needs its own Sephardic, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbis; positions should be split between hareidi, religious-Zionist.Ari Soffer and Yoni Kempinski, 2/3/2014, 11:22 AM

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.Ari Yashar, 1/30/2014, 7:14 PM

Meretz: Keep Rabbi Eliyahu Out of Jerusalem Rabbinate

Meretz is conducting a campaign aimed at preventing Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu from being a candidate for Jerusalem Chief RabbiDavid Lev, 1/30/2014, 6:31 PM

Tens of Thousands of Children Pray for Jonathan Pollard

Israeli children across Israel pray for Jonathan Pollard's release, in event coordinated through religious elementary schools.Tova Dvorin, 1/1/2014, 8:32 PM

Rabbis: Pray for the Land of Israel

Renowned rabbis warn that the land of Israel could be split in ‘disastrous’ government plan.Maayana Miskin, 10/6/2013, 8:42 AM

Rabbi Backs Civil Disobedience over 'Meaningless' IDF Orders

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu supports civil disobedience in the face of orders to leave one’s home.Maayana Miskin, 9/12/2013, 10:38 AM

Rabbinate Election Today, ‘Truth Will Prevail’

The race for Chief Rabbi draws to a close. Rabbi Arusi slams politics, calls to change ‘humiliating’ elections process.Maayana Miskin, 7/24/2013, 8:42 AM

Rabbi Druckman: Attorney General "Harming Democratic Process"

Leading rabbinic figure accuses AG of overstepping his jurisdiction in row over Sephardi Chief Rabbi candidateGil Ronen, 7/17/2013, 12:15 PM

Weinstein: Rabbi Eliyahu's Candidacy 'Inappropriate'

A-G will tell Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu his candidacy for Chief Rabbi is inappropriate because of statements on renting land to Arabs.Elad Benari, 7/16/2013, 2:46 AM

Meretz MK Asks Court: Disqualify Rabbi Eliyahu

MK Isawi Frej says “racist” pronouncements by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu make him unfit for chief rabbi post.Gil Ronen, 7/16/2013, 1:12 AM

Amalek? Rabbi 'Only Meant Bayit Yehudi Leaders'

Sources in Rabbi Shalom Cohen's household: he did not mean to disparage the entire National-Religious publicGil Ronen, 7/14/2013, 8:40 PM

A-G Warns Rabbi Eliyahu on Chief Rabbi Bid

Attorney General thinks Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, candidate for chief rabbi, has some explaining to do.Gil Ronen, 7/11/2013, 7:28 PM

Attorney General to Question Rabbi Eliyahu

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein is expected to summon chief rabbi candidate because of past statements regarding renting homes to Arabs.Yishai Karov, 7/3/2013, 3:14 AM

Labor MK: Ban ‘Racist’ Rabbi from Rabbinate Race

MK Eitan Cabel accuses Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu of racism, seeks to bar him from the race for Chief Rabbi.Maayana Miskin, 6/30/2013, 10:10 AM

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

Meretz MK Seeks to Disqualify Rabbi Eliyahu

MK Esawi Frij says Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu should be barred from Chief Rabbi race due to racism.Maayana Miskin, 4/30/2013, 11:07 PM

Rabbis Call to Obama ‘Free Pollard – Yes You Can!’

Rabbis march in Jerusalem, call on U.S. President to free Jonathan Pollard. ‘Yes you can!’ Yoni Kempinski and A7 staff, 3/22/2013, 2:47 PM

Is 'Snitching' to the Tax Authorities a Sin?

A major Jewish legal debate is shaping up over the permissibility of “snitching” to the tax authorities.David Lev, 2/20/2013, 12:46 AM

Rabbi Eliyahu Offers Inspiring Words at Fogel Memorial

At the memorial for the Fogel family, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu said that the ark in Mishkan Ehud looks like the entrance to the Holy Temple., 2/18/2013, 5:16 AM

Bayit Yehudi to Shas: Apologize!

MK Uri Ariel, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu demand apology for Rabbi Ovadia's "goyim" remark.Gil Ronen, 2/5/2013, 4:04 PM

‘Forget the Rabbis, Think of God’

When voting, forget outside pressures and think ‘what does G-d want from me,’ Rabbi Eliyahu suggests.Maayana Miskin, 1/22/2013, 4:23 PM

Rabbi on Jewish Law, Sabbath and War

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu reveals the Jewish law pertaining to the Sabbath in a time of war.Maayana Miskin, 11/16/2012, 3:14 PM

Court Rejects ‘Cruel Arab Culture’ Suit

The Supreme Court rejects a call to bring rabbi up on criminal charges for allegedly insulting Arab culture. Maayana Miskin, 9/9/2012, 8:22 PM

Rabbi Eliyahu: Another Divine Punishment for Katif Expulsion

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu links Jerusalem Police commander’s suspension to his role in expelling Jews from Gush Katif.Maayana Miskin, 7/27/2012, 11:03 AM

Rav Eliyahu: 'A Victory over Reformism'

Rav Shmuel Eliyahu is pleased with the decision not to put him on trial for racist incitement.Gil Ronen, 7/8/2012, 8:48 PM

Racism Charges against Rabbi Eliyahu Dropped

Justice Min. says the statements attributed to the rabbi may have been altered by reporters.Gil Ronen, 7/8/2012, 5:06 PM

Rabbi Eliyahu: Focus Fight on Supreme Court

The rabbi of Tzfat warns opponents of Judea and Samaria demolition to stay focused on the real problem – the Supreme Court.Maayana Miskin, 6/24/2012, 7:25 PM

Thousands at Yarzeit for Rav Mordechai Eliyahu

A year has passed since the venerated sage died. An empty chair was left for Jonathan Pollard.Gil Ronen, 6/14/2012, 9:48 PM

New Musical Play Tells the Story of Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

"Avihem Shel Yisrael", a new play about the childhood of former Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu will hit the stage during Chanukah.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 12/15/2011, 3:07 PM

MK Ariel: The State is Persecuting Rabbis

MK Uri Ariel criticizes the decision to launch a criminal probe against Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu. "We'll use legislation to stop this."Elad Benari, 11/23/2011, 2:13 AM

Legal Expert: Rabbis Have the Same Rights as Professors

Dr. Haim Shane expressed serious doubts over whether the Attorney General has a case against Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu.Gabe Kahn., 11/22/2011, 10:51 PM

Rabbi Lior: 'There is No Freedom of Speech in Israel'

Rabbi Dov Lior said the criminal probe into Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu for 'racism' proves free expression is stifled in Israel.Gabe Kahn., 11/22/2011, 7:40 PM

Video: Jews Shout Out to G-d at the Western Wall

Tzfat's Rabbi, Rav Shmuel Eliyahu, led a special Selichot service in the Western Wall. "We're praying to G-d by shouting out to him."Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 10/7/2011, 9:56 AM

MK Shai Caves to Pressure, Boycotts Conference

Ramle Conference, dealing with decreasing Jewish population in several Israeli cities, was boycotted by Kadima MK Shai under left-wing pressure.Hillel Fendel, 5/2/2011, 6:02 PM

250 Thousand Students Study Torah for Pollard and Shalit

Thousands of students conclude a special Torah study project for Jonathan Pollard and Gilad Shalit. 700 of them gather for an exciting ceremony. Elad Benari, 3/29/2011, 5:04 PM

"Rabbis' Ban on Selling Homes to Arabs has Stopped Sales"

"We know for sure that the rabbis' ruling has already been effective in stopping some sales," says a source involved in the ruling., 12/11/2010, 8:09 PM

Rabbi Eliyahu: Drought Demands Love

In light of the Carmel fire, ongoing drought, and possibly upcoming flooding, INN asked Chief Rabbi of Tzfat what a believing Jew should think.Hillel Fendel, 12/8/2010, 12:55 PM

Tzfat Residents to Counter-Protest Zoabi

Tzfat residents plan to hold a counter demonstration against MK Hanin Zoabi’s visit in protest of remarks made by the city’s chief rabbi.Elad Benari, 11/9/2010, 4:45 AM

Ancient Tzfat 'Fighting a War Against Saudi Money'

Labor MK Daniel Ben Simon calls Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu rude names for instructing Tzfat's Jews to fight back against Arab incursion into the city.Gil Ronen, 10/27/2010, 6:38 PM