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Rabbi Avichai Ronski

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'Rabbi Ronsky's path continues today'

Former Chief of Staff Benny Gantz takes part in memorial for former Chief Rabbi of the IDF, Rabbi Avichai Ronsky.

'Rabbi Ronsky's path continues today'

Quiz show rabbi – is it kosher?

Quiz show rabbi – is it kosher?

'Our consolation is the building of the land'

Hundreds take part in memorial marking 5 years since Fogel massacre, where bereaved family members recall the victims.

'Our consolation is the building of the land'

'Israeli Media a Key Weapon for Israel's Enemies'

Ex-Chief IDF Rabbi questions why Israel can't achieve Jewish harmony that community in India has, talks about media's role in divisiveness.

'Israeli Media is a Key Weapon for Israel's Enemies'

What Will Happen to the Jewish Identity Program?

Jewish Home launched program to teach more Torah to the wider public, but Shas being in control could see a backtrack, Rabbi says.

What Will Happen to Jewish Home's Jewish Identity Program?

Labor Trying to Cancel Jewish Identity Program

Rabbi Avichai Ronski: Labor party platform seeking to cancel program for Jewish identity which already has 130,000 students.

Herzog, Labor Trying to Cancel Major Jewish Identity Program

Marzel: Jewish Home Attacks Help Leftist Coalition

Responding to Jewish Home criticism of Ha'am Itanu, Marzel says 'now is not the time' for right-wing infighting.

Marzel Warns Jewish Home Attacks Help Leftist Coalition

Bennett Refraining from Adding More Names to List?

The Jewish Home chairman could unilaterally add two people of his choosing to the list but will refrain, hints Rabbi Ronski.

Bennett Refraining from Adding 'His People' to Jewish Home List?

VP of Yesha Council to Run for Jewish Home

Naftali Bennett welcomes Yigal Dilmoni's candidacy for the Jewish Home list, says he is a 'worthy candidate' for MK.

Vice President of Yesha Council to Run for Jewish Home

Rabbi: 'Religionization' Debate is 'Anti-Semitic'

Former IDF Chief Rabbi Ronski slams minority elitists for accusing religious of 'military revolution' at seeing religion becoming central.

Ex-Chief IDF Rabbi: 'Religionization' Debate is 'Anti-Semitic'

Yaalon is 'Lying' and 'Brutalizing Ex-Chief Rabbi'

Diplomatic source accuses defense minister of using Rabbi Ronski to besmirch Naftali Bennett with tactics of 'radical Left.'

Yaalon is 'Lying' and 'Brutalizing Ex-IDF Chief Rabbi'

'Rabbi Ronski Was Not Fired'

MK Miri Regev apologizes to ex-chief rabbi of the IDF in flap over leaks to Naftali Bennett.

'Rabbi Ronski Was Not Fired'

IDF Inquiry: Who Leaked Information to Bennett?

Defense Minister orders dismissal over unauthorized leak - reports indicate ex-IDF Chief Rabbi Ronski who denies the claims.

IDF Inquiry: Who Leaked Information to Bennett?

Former IDF Rabbi Slams Unclear Military Leadership

Rabbi Avichai Ronski takes to Facebook to protest IDF 'losing sight of the goal' as frustration over six-week Gaza op. continues.

Former IDF Rabbi Slams Unclear Military, Political Leadership

Former IDF Rabbi Speaks on Deaths of IDF Soldiers

Rabbi Avihai Ronski speaks to Arutz Sheva about the IDF and the mourning process, after difficult and emotional funeral for killed soldier.

Former IDF Rabbi Speaks on Deaths of IDF Soldiersplayer

Prayers for Seriously Wounded Soldier

Public asked to pray for Mordechai Yemin, soldier from Itamar who suffered head wound from mortar shells fired by Gaza terrorists.

Public Urged to Pray for Seriously Wounded Soldier

Frm. IDF Rabbi: Yitzhar Extremists 'Anti-Zionist'

Rabbi Ronski, former IDF Chief Rabbi, urges state to stop extremists in Yitzhar, stresses majority of the community against violence.

Former IDF Chief Rabbi Calls Yitzhar Extremists 'Anti-Zionists'

Students: No Place for Zionists at Hareidi Rally

Yeshiva students, former IDF Chief Rabbi, urge religious-Zionists who are planning to attend hareidi rally to reconsider.

Rabbi, Students: No Place for Zionists at Hareidi Rally

‘Rabbis Should March Alongside Soldiers’

Former IDF Chief Rabbi advises current rabbis: put on your vest, pick up your gun, and join the march.

‘Rabbis Should March Alongside Soldiers’

Yeshiva Head: Lapid Funding Cut Shows True Motives

Rabbi Ronsky: Lapid’s stance on yeshiva budgets - including those whose students enlisted - brings his intent into question.

Yeshiva Head Says Lapid Funding Cut Shows True Intentions

'Hit the Enemy Hard': Rabbi Recalls ‘Cast Lead’

Rabbi Avichai Ronski looks back on bloody counter-terror battles, determines, ‘It was right to hit the enemy hard.’

'Hit the Enemy Hard': Rabbi Recalls ‘Cast Lead’

Frustration at Call to ‘Look Into’ Terror Link

Former IDF Chief Rabbi Ronski: Why is Defense Minister calling to ‘look into’ ties between concessions and terror – did he just get here?

Frustration as Yaalon Unsure of Link Between Concessions, Terror

Rabbi Ronsky: I Support Barkat for Mayor

"I think Nir has done and is doing good things for Jerusalem,” writes former chief military rabbi.

Rabbi Ronsky: I Support Barkat for Mayor

Rabbi Ronsky Blasts Blame Game on Chief Rabbi

Bennett confidante responds to voices blaming Bayit Yehudi head for failure to elect religious Zionist chief rabbis.

Rabbi Ronsky: No Need for Blame Game on Chief Rabbi

"Religious-Zionists More Suitable for Chief Rabbi"

Former IDF rabbi explains why religious-Zionist rabbis are better suited to make important Jewish legal rulings.

"Religious-Zionists More Suitable for Chief Rabbi Role"

IDF to Choose: Women or Hareidim?

Political organizations and women's groups are pressuring the IDF to place women in more combat units.

IDF to Choose: Women or Hareidim?

Controversy as Rabbi Weighs in on Women in IDF

Former IDF rabbi causes controversy with proposal that women, men have different roles.

Controversy as Rabbi Weighs in on Women in IDF

‘If Haaretz is Critical, It Must Be Important’

Rabbi says critical coverage in the left-wing paper Haaretz just shows importance of new Jewish education initiative.

‘If Haaretz is Critical, It Must Be Important’

Rabbi: Bedouin Attack Part of Pattern of Violence

The attack on a Jewish woman in the Negev is part of a pattern of Bedouin violence, says former Negev resident.

Rabbi: Bedouin Attack Part of a Pattern of Violence

Rabbi: ‘Haaretz’ Wants Israelis to Dislike Judaism

Rabbi accuses Ha'aretz of anti-Judaism slant after paper accuses IDF rabbis of racism.

Rabbi: ‘Ha'aretz’ Wants Israelis to Dislike Judaism

Rabbi Ronsky: Ceasefire is a Huge Failure

Brig. Gen. (res.) Ronsky: Israel legitimized Hamas by talking to it. Philadelphi Route must be occupied.

Rabbi Ronsky: Ceasefire is a Huge Failure

Itamar May Sue Haifa Mayor

Yonah Yahav said in a public debate that the alleged "price tag" youth came from Itamar.

Itamar May Sue Haifa Mayor

Rabbi Ronsky: I Knew Rabin was in Mortal Danger

Former Chief IDF Rabbi criticizes fellow religious Zionists: "our religious ideology drives some people out of their minds."

Rabbi Ronsky: I Knew Rabin was in Mortal Danger

Ayelet Shaked: I’ll Look to Rabbi Ronsky

Jewish Home candidate Ayelet Shaked explains why she feels the religious Zionist party needs a secular candidate - herself.

Ayelet Shaked: I’ll Look to Rabbi Ronsky on Religion

Jewish Home Seeks Compromise on Hareidi Enlistment

Newcomers to the religious-Zionist party Jewish Home primaries list work for compromise on hareidi enlistment.

Jewish Home Seeks Compromise on Hareidi Enlistment

Memorial Marks 10 Years since Itamar Murders

The town of Itamar marks 10 years since the murder of a mother and three of her children in their home.

Memorial Marks 10 Years since Itamar Murders

Rav Ronsky: Give 'Em Hell in Beit El

Former Chief Military Rabbi wants large scale passive resistance, says "rules of the game have changed" since 2005.

Rav Ronsky: Give 'Em Hell in Beit El

Fmr Chief Rabbi: IDF Preparing to Evacuate Ulpana

Rabbi Avichai Ronsky: Judea and Samaria Division Commander told me that the IDF is preparing for the demolition of the Ulpana neighborhood.

Former IDF Chief Rabbi: Army is Preparing to Evacuate Ulpana

U-Turn: Naftali Bennett to Run for Mafdal Leader

Two weeks after announcing he would form his own party, rising political star opts for less divisive option.

U-Turn: Naftali Bennett to Run for Mafdal Leader

New Zionist Party – Welcome Change, or Wrong Move?

A group headed by a former Netanyahu bureau chief is planning to launch a new Zionist party. Ketzaleh: This is the last thing we need.

New Zionist Party – Welcome Change, or Wrong Move?