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Passover: Unity in the wake of controversy

Tzohar's Rabbi David Stav speaks to Arutz Sheva about the messages of Passover in the wake of current events and issues.

Passover: Unity in the wake of controversyplayer

Rabbi David Stav: Abuse needs to be 'uprooted from our society'

Rabbi David Stav, chair of the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, says that the Chaim Walder case has been an "ugly hour."

Rabbi David Stav: Abuse needs to be 'uprooted from our society'player

Who called Rabbi Stav & Rabbi Aryeh Stern 'Reform'?

Speaking was Rabbi Cohen, dean of the Hebron yeshiva, while praising Rabbi Ovadya Yosef for his uncompromising stance.

Who called Rabbi Stav & Rabbi Aryeh Stern 'Reform'?player

1300 Ulpana girls considering IDF service visit induction center

Head of Tzohar, Rabbi David Stav congratulates girls for considering army service.

1300 Ulpana girls considering IDF service visit induction center

Jews should feel proud that Israel has its first observant PM

Rabbi David Stav speaks to Arutz Sheva about the historic nature of Naftali Bennett's new role as Israel's Prime Minister.

Jews should feel proud that Israel has its first observant PMplayer

Rabbi David Stav: Proud to have a Shabbat-observant prime minister

Chairman of Tzohar rabbinical organization says his organization stays out of politics, but is proud to have a religious prime minister.

Rabbi David Stav: Proud to have a Shabbat-observant PMplayer

Watch Rabbi David Stav to Arutz Sheva: 'Every coalition is based on compromises'

Rabbi David Stav, Tzohar chairman, speaks with Arutz Sheva about the election stalemate and the job of rabbis.

Watch: 'Every coalition is based on compromises'

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.

'Unvaccinated rabbis won't be conducting weddings'

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."

Rabbi David Stav's message of unity for Purimplayer

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.

Tzohar calls for increased vigilance over Simchat Torah holiday

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'

'Keeping Leifer in Israel was a desecration of God's name'

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.

'Chief Rabbi lied about conversions - and I'll sue him for it'player

Tzohar rabbis receive unexpected support

Ministry of Religious Services: Tzohar team among top experts and professionals in field.

Tzohar rabbis receive unexpected support

Tzohar: Safety supersedes traditional bonfires

Rabbi David Stav: Even Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai would prefer that we act in a responsible and safe manner.

Tzohar: Safety supersedes traditional bonfires

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.

Judaism is for everyone - it's all about people

Exploring the inner meaning of Sukkot

Rabbi David Stav discusses the significance behind the Sukkot festival and dwelling in the Sukkah.

Exploring the inner meaning of Sukkotplayer

'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'.

'The Torah commands us to watch our mouths'

Rabbinate threatens Tzohar rabbi

Chief Rabbinate warns Rabbi Stav he could lose position as city rabbi if he provides unapproved Kashrut certification.

Rabbinate threatens Tzohar rabbi

'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.

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

'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.

'Comptroller report highlights need for kashrut privatization'

Watch: Rabbi Stav explains his new Kashrut system

Head of Tzohar rabbinic organization explains his plan to introduce competition into kashrut industry.

Watch: Rabbi Stav explains his new Kashrut systemplayer

'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.'

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

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'.

Rabbi Ariel: Tzohar leading Israel to disaster

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.

National Megilla-reading initiative

'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.

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

Tzohar -with you in times of mourning

Tzohar launches Bereavement Program to accompany families in the Jewish burial and mourning process

Tzohar -with you in times of mourning

'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.

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

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.

Battle to revoke divorce of 'bound' woman heats up

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.

Democracy and Judaism in the State of Israelplayer

Interview: Bringing Jews closer to their heritage

Watch: ILTV speaks with Rabbi David Stav on the current challenges of the Jewish people.

Interview: Bringing Jews closer to their heritageplayer

'Religious morality trumps army directives'

Rabbi David Stav defends Chief IDF Rabbi appointee from media attacks; expresses displeasure at recent appointments for Rabbinical Court.

'Religious morality trumps army directives'

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.

Prominent Rabbi meets Rabbi Lookstein, pledges full support

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?

IDF accused of unfairly targeting patriotic rabbi

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.

Prenuptial agreement will remove the need for public shamingplayer

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.

Rabbinate apologizes to Shoham's Rabbi Stav

Riskin Clarifies: Converts Must Keep Commandments

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin says he was misquoted, after reports claimed he recognizes converts who only accept 'traditional' lifestyle.

Rabbi Riskin Clarifies: Converts Must Keep Torah Commandments

Free-Market Judaism and Conversion Standards

Free-Market Judaism and Conversion Standards

Haredi Paper Attacks New Conversion Courts

Yom Leyom, the voice of haredi party Shas, comes out strongly against conversion courts that circumvent the Rabbinate.

Haredi Paper Attacks 'Rebellious' Conversion Court Backers

Rabbi: Conversion Panel to Prevent Intermarriage

Rabbi David Stav, head of Tzohar, notes that independent conversion committee will strengthen Israeli Jews by preventing assimilation.

Top Rabbi: Conversion Panel to Prevent Intermarriageplayer

MK: Conversion Could Help, or Damage, Unity

MK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) said he was satisfied with the decision to reform the conversion system.

MK: Wrong Attitude on Conversion Could Tear Nation Asunder