Rabbi David Stav

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Tzohar Chair Rabbi David Stav: 'Unvaccinated rabbis won't be assigned to conduct weddings'

Tzohar Chair Rabbi David Stav: 'Unvaccinated rabbis won't be assigned to conduct weddings'

'The last thing we would want is that weddings should serve to help spread the virus,' Tzohar chair Rabbi David Stav says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/03/2021 09:39
Rabbi David Stav's message of unity for Purim

Rabbi David Stav's message of unity for Purim

Head of Tzohar: "It's time to soften the tension, breach the gaps. Purim is a holiday of unity."Yoni Kempinski, 25/02/2021 08:39
Tzohar calls on communities to increase vigilance over Simchat Torah holiday

Tzohar calls on communities to increase vigilance over Simchat Torah holiday

Rabbinical organization warns holiday, which is defined by large gatherings in shul, requires extra caution during COVID-19 crisis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2020 15:29
Rabbi David Stav: 'Efforts to keep Leifer in Israel were desecration of God's name'

Rabbi David Stav: 'Efforts to keep Leifer in Israel were desecration of God's name'

Tzohar rabbinical organization hails ruling backing extradition of Malka Leifer. 'Keeping her here was a stain on Israel's reputation'Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/09/2020 12:19
Tzohar leader threatens to sue Chief Rabbi for lying about mass conversions

Tzohar leader threatens to sue Chief Rabbi for lying about mass conversions

Tzohar chairman Rabbi David Stav blasts Chief Rabbi for accusing him of performing quickie conversions, denigrating state conversion system.Yoni Kempinski, 07/01/2020 14:04
Tzohar rabbis receive unexpected support

Tzohar rabbis receive unexpected support

Ministry of Religious Services: Tzohar team among top experts and professionals in field.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/12/2019 15:30
Tzohar: Safety supersedes traditional bonfires

Tzohar: Safety supersedes traditional bonfires

Rabbi David Stav: Even Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai would prefer that we act in a responsible and safe manner.Yoni Kempinski, 02/05/2018 14:01
Judaism is for everyone - it's all about people

Judaism is for everyone - it's all about people

Rabbi David Stav from Tzohar explains the importance of retaining Halacha but with understanding and love to maintain the Jewish character.The Land Of Israel Network, 17/04/2018 06:57
Exploring the inner meaning of Sukkot

Exploring the inner meaning of Sukkot

Rabbi David Stav discusses the significance behind the Sukkot festival and dwelling in the Sukkah.Yoni Kempinski, 09/10/2017 13:51
'The Torah commands us to watch our mouths'

'The Torah commands us to watch our mouths'

Rabbi Yuval Cherlow blasts Tzfat's Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu after Eliyahu called alternative Kashrut label 'worthless'.Tzvi Lev, 03/10/2017 20:31
Rabbinate threatens Tzohar rabbi

Rabbinate threatens Tzohar rabbi

Chief Rabbinate warns Rabbi Stav he could lose position as city rabbi if he provides unapproved Kashrut certification.Tzvi Lev, 18/09/2017 10:15
'A desecration of God's name, very disturbing'

'A desecration of God's name, very disturbing'

Head of Tzohar rabbinical movement responds to arrest of four rabbis on suspicion of fraud, says system needs to change.Benny Tocker, 07/09/2017 20:42
'Comptroller report highlights need for kashrut privatization'

'Comptroller report highlights need for kashrut privatization'

Head of Tzohar rabbinic organization says Comptroller report showing problems in kashrut industry shows need for urgent reform.Gary Willig, 16/05/2017 20:49
Watch: Rabbi Stav explains his new Kashrut system

Watch: Rabbi Stav explains his new Kashrut system

Head of Tzohar rabbinic organization explains his plan to introduce competition into kashrut industry.Yoni Kempinsky, 29/03/2017 22:19
'We want to make kashrut more efficient: Is that so bad?'

'We want to make kashrut more efficient: Is that so bad?'

Head of Tzohar rabbinic movement questions why call to reform kashrut supervision called a 'disaster.'Hezki Baruch, 29/03/2017 15:37
Rabbi Ariel: Tzohar leading Israel to disaster

Rabbi Ariel: Tzohar leading Israel to disaster

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi tells Arutz Sheva plans by Tzohar rabbinic group to privatize kosher supervision would be 'disaster for Judaism'.Benny Toker, David Rosenberg, 29/03/2017 12:23
National Megilla-reading initiative

National Megilla-reading initiative

A joint initiative of Tzohar and Ohr Torah Stone will bring Megilla readings and Purim activities to over 400 locations throughout Israel.Uzi Baruch, 09/03/2017 10:13
'It is time to separate the Chief Rabbinate from politics'

'It is time to separate the Chief Rabbinate from politics'

Rabbi David Stav, the Chairman of the Tzohar organization, says downfall of former Chief Rabbi not surprising, rabbinate harmed by politics.Benny Toker, 26/01/2017 19:30
Tzohar -with you in times of mourning

Tzohar -with you in times of mourning

Tzohar launches Bereavement Program to accompany families in the Jewish burial and mourning processUzi Baruch, 25/01/2017 21:32
'To refuse to bury homosexuals is to show contempt for the dead'

'To refuse to bury homosexuals is to show contempt for the dead'

Head of Tzohar organization slams report alleging that a burial society is refusing to bury homosexual individuals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/01/2017 11:11
Battle to revoke divorce of 'bound' woman heats up

Battle to revoke divorce of 'bound' woman heats up

Supreme Court called in to adjudicate case of woman who received divorce after husband entered coma - but caused a rabbinic controversy.David Rosenberg, 11/01/2017 13:57
Democracy and Judaism in the State of Israel

Democracy and Judaism in the State of Israel

Watch: Rabbi David Stav, Rabbi of Shoham and Head of Tzohar, speaks about Judaism and Jewish identity.ILTV, 30/11/2016 03:31
Interview: Bringing Jews closer to their heritage

Interview: Bringing Jews closer to their heritage

Watch: ILTV speaks with Rabbi David Stav on the current challenges of the Jewish people.ILTV, 31/08/2016 20:07
'Religious morality trumps army directives'

'Religious morality trumps army directives'

Rabbi David Stav defends Chief IDF Rabbi appointee from media attacks; expresses displeasure at recent appointments for Rabbinical Court.Shai Landesman, 13/07/2016 10:08
Prominent Rabbi meets with R' Lookstein

Prominent Rabbi meets with R' Lookstein

President and Founder of the influential Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, Rabbi David Stav, meets with R' Lookstein to pledge support.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2016 10:20
IDF accused of unfairly targeting patriotic rabbi

IDF accused of unfairly targeting patriotic rabbi

Tzohar head 'shocked' by IDF order to not meet with Rabbi Eliezer Melamed. Asks why only him, not haredi rabbis, anti-IDF intellectuals?Ido Ben-Porat, 15/03/2016 12:18
Prenuptial agreement removes need of shaming

Prenuptial agreement removes need of shaming

Head of Tzohar explains the correct way to avoid get refusal, explains how shaming can be used in certain cases as a last resort.Yoni Kempinsky, 21/02/2016 16:39
Rabbinate apologizes to Shoham's Rabbi Stav

Rabbinate apologizes to Shoham's Rabbi Stav

After kashrut controversy over catering hall in Shoham, Rabbinate admits the city's chief rabbi handled the matter as was required.Shlomo Pietrekovsky, 12/11/2015 13:28
Riskin Clarifies: Converts Must Keep Commandments

Riskin Clarifies: Converts Must Keep Commandments

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin says he was misquoted, after reports claimed he recognizes converts who only accept 'traditional' lifestyle.Ido Ben Porat, 17/08/2015 18:09
Free-Market Judaism and Conversion Standards

Free-Market Judaism and Conversion Standards

It is always possible to decide to be more stringent than the Rabbinate without that minimizing its importance in setting a halakhic standard. Deciding to be less stringent is another story.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 14/08/2015 15:59
Haredi Paper Attacks New Conversion Courts

Haredi Paper Attacks New Conversion Courts

Yom Leyom, the voice of haredi party Shas, comes out strongly against conversion courts that circumvent the Rabbinate.Moshe Cohen, 13/08/2015 10:56
Rabbi: Conversion Panel to Prevent Intermarriage

Rabbi: Conversion Panel to Prevent Intermarriage

Rabbi David Stav, head of Tzohar, notes that independent conversion committee will strengthen Israeli Jews by preventing assimilation.Yoni Kempinski, 11/08/2015 13:04
MK: Conversion Could Help, or Damage, Unity

MK: Conversion Could Help, or Damage, Unity

MK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) said he was satisfied with the decision to reform the conversion system.Moshe Cohen, 05/07/2015 20:16
Rabbi: Intermarriage to Grow As Law Repealed

Rabbi: Intermarriage to Grow As Law Repealed

The government on Sunday canceled the conversion reform law Sunday - to the dismay of Rabbi David Stav of the Tzohar organization.Moshe Cohen, 05/07/2015 18:43
Should Married Men Wear a Ring?

Should Married Men Wear a Ring?

Tzohar Rabbis Head issues halachic favoring rings at workplace. Objectors say the custom is un-Jewish and rings are feminine.Gil Ronen, 06/05/2015 13:45
R. Riskin 'Shocked' by Smotrich's Snipe at R. Stav

R. Riskin 'Shocked' by Smotrich's Snipe at R. Stav

MK Bezalel Smotrich trades barbs with Rabbis Stav, Riskin, tells them 'not to preach' to Jewish Home over repealing of Conversion Law.Gil Ronen, 15/04/2015 10:05
Could New 'Halakhic Pre-nup' Help 'Chained' Women?

Could New 'Halakhic Pre-nup' Help 'Chained' Women?

Tzohar rabbinical organization reveals groundbreaking new legal initiative to help solve the 'agunah' crisis.Gedalyah Reback, 02/03/2015 10:30
Rabbinical Org. Advocates for More Sex-Education

Rabbinical Org. Advocates for More Sex-Education

Tzohar Rabbinical Organization hosts special session, says Torah community must reclaim topic from 'less appropriate' sources.Cynthia Blank, 29/01/2015 12:42
Outrage as Orthodox Service Calls Women to Torah

Outrage as Orthodox Service Calls Women to Torah

Community in Shoham starts having female congregants read from Torah, as rabbis and locals note 'this opposes Jewish law.'Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar, 31/10/2014 10:06
A 'Unique' Year of Religion and State in Israel

A 'Unique' Year of Religion and State in Israel

Rabbi Stav of the Tzohar organization tells Arutz Sheva about weighty religious bills and thirst for Jewish identity in Israel.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 29/09/2014 09:51
'Antagonism is not the Way to Combat Assimilation'

'Antagonism is not the Way to Combat Assimilation'

Prominent religious-Zionist rabbi says that while intermarriage is a problem, protests outside mixed-marriage ceremony are wrong.Ido Ben-Porat and Ari Soffer, 18/08/2014 15:00
Annual Tzohar Conference Takes Place in Jerusalem

Annual Tzohar Conference Takes Place in Jerusalem

Religious-Zionist group hopes 'to make Israel more Jewish'; Rabbi David Stav cites unprecedented thirst for Judaism.Yoni Kempinski and Benny Moshe, 30/07/2014 14:20
Tzohar Rabbi Weighs in on Abortion Controversy

Tzohar Rabbi Weighs in on Abortion Controversy

Rabbi David Stav slams ‘immoral’ decision to subsidize abortions that are not medically necessary.Maayana Miskin, 02/01/2014 08:19
Rabbi: Chelsea Clinton’s Child – Jewish?

Rabbi: Chelsea Clinton’s Child – Jewish?

Rabbi David Stav argues that giving orthodox Jewish tradition a monopoly is better than the alternative.Maayana Miskin, 12/11/2013 21:18
40,000 Expected by Tzohar for Yom Kippur

40,000 Expected by Tzohar for Yom Kippur

the Tzohar organization will be organizing prayers at 250 locations around Israel for Yom Kippur, with 40,000 people expectedDavid Lev, 08/09/2013 20:19
Bennett: Chief Rabbi Results Could Split My Party

Bennett: Chief Rabbi Results Could Split My Party

The results of the elections for Chief Rabbi may end up pulling the Bayit Yehudi party apart.David Lev, 30/07/2013 01:14
Rabbinate Vote ‘Exposed Rift in Religious Zionism’

Rabbinate Vote ‘Exposed Rift in Religious Zionism’

Member of voting board says religious Zionists chose hareidi-religious candidates. ‘Deep rift in religious-Zionist society.’Maayana Miskin, 28/07/2013 09:05
Rabbinate Election Today, ‘Truth Will Prevail’

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, 24/07/2013 08:42
Rabbi Stav 'Shocked' by Rabbi Ovadia's Attack

Rabbi Stav 'Shocked' by Rabbi Ovadia's Attack

Candidate for Chief Rabbi tells Arutz Sheva: "My first reaction was, what does G-d want from me? I decided not to respond.”Yoni Kempinski & Gil Ronen, 23/06/2013 17:52
Deri Defends Comments: ‘Evildoer’ Doesn’t Mean Bad

Deri Defends Comments: ‘Evildoer’ Doesn’t Mean Bad

Shas head defends Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s criticism of Rabbi Stav, says ‘evildoer’ is not necessarily a bad person.Maayana Miskin, 19/06/2013 11:09
Min. Orbach: Rabbinate Fuss Proves Need for Change

Min. Orbach: Rabbinate Fuss Proves Need for Change

Accuses hareidi leaders of “verbal hooliganism” that “quickly becomes physical."Ernie Singer & Gil Ronen, 17/06/2013 10:40
Rabbi: 'Heartbroken Over the Divisive Atmosphere'

Rabbi: 'Heartbroken Over the Divisive Atmosphere'

In his first comments on the latest controversy surrounding him, Rabbi David Stav expressed regret at the “divisive atmosphere”David Lev, 16/06/2013 22:30
Rabbi Simcha Kook Slams Enlistment Plans

Rabbi Simcha Kook Slams Enlistment Plans

The Chief Rabbi of Rehovot says some want to fight Torah learning because they see its impact, criticizes Chief Rabbinate candidacy.Maayana Miskin, 16/06/2013 19:35
Anger as Shas Head Compares Rabbi to 'Idol'

Anger as Shas Head Compares Rabbi to 'Idol'

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef says choosing Rabbi Stav as Chief Rabbi would be ‘like putting an idol in the sanctuary.’Maayana Miskin, 16/06/2013 13:43
Shas: Rabbi Ovadia Opposes Rabbi Stav

Shas: Rabbi Ovadia Opposes Rabbi Stav

Shas faction chairman MK Atias says the spiritual leader does not want Rabbi Stav chosen as Chief Rabbi.Gil Ronen, 03/06/2013 12:54
Bayit Yehudi Endorses Rabbi Stav for Chief Rabbi

Bayit Yehudi Endorses Rabbi Stav for Chief Rabbi

Religious Zionist party votes to support relatively liberal candidate for Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi.Gil Ronen, 02/06/2013 17:38
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, 02/06/2013 16:45