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Gafni to ask for Finance Committee chairmanship in coalition talks

Degel HaTorah says party's ideological decision regarding not taking ministerial positions in the government stands.

Gafni to ask for Finance Committee chairmanship

99-year-old haredi leader votes in Israel's elections

Accompanied by students and MK Asher, Rabbi Gershon Edelstein braves Bnei Brak rain to vote in Israel's elections.

99-year-old haredi leader votes in Israel's elections

The students began singing - and Rabbi Edelstein stopped them

During a gathering at the Ponevezh Yeshiva, Rabbi Gershon Edelstein signals the students to cease singing a traditional song.

The students began singing - and Rabbi Edelstein stopped themplayer

View: Rabbi Gershon Edelstein chooses lulav for Sukkot

'Brisk' lulavs, known for their beauty, are brought to the home of Rabbi Gershon Edelstein ahead of upcoming Sukkot holiday.

View: Rabbi Gershon Edelstein chooses lulav for Sukkot

Netanyahu meets leading rabbi in Bnei Brak

Likud leader and former PM Netanyahu meets Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, top haredi rabbi, at his Bnei Brak home.

Netanyahu meets leading rabbi in Bnei Brak

Leading rabbi: Belz won't join independent haredi school system

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein reaches decision on key issues, effectively halting negotiations between haredi factions.

Leading rabbi: Belz won't join independent haredi school system

Top rabbi to bereaved family: 'Your pain atones for the entire generation'

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, leading Lithuanian-haredi rabbi, offers words of comfort to family of mother and daughters killed in bus crash.

'Your pain atones for the entire generation'

Top rabbi: 'Students left without a yeshiva are in danger of their spiritual lives'

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein calls on yeshiva deans to act to help dozens of young teens who do not have a yeshiva to go to when school starts.

'Students left without a yeshiva are in danger of their lives'

Leading rabbi: 'Children don't know how to say 'Shema Yisrael''

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, 99-year-old leader of the Lithuanian-haredi community, calls to increase Jewish education for secular Israelis.

Leading rabbi: 'Children don't know how to say 'Shema Yisrael''

Senior haredi rabbi to be released from hospital

Doctors are still trying to discern what caused last week's cardiac event, as family says Rabbi Gershon Edelstein set to be released soon.

Senior haredi rabbi to be released from hospital

UTJ heading for a split?

MK Moshe Gafni wants to shift balance of power between Degel HaTorah & Agudat Yisrael. And how many votes will they lose to Itamar Ben Gvir?

UTJ heading for a split?

Top Lithuanian-haredi rabbi evacuated to hospital

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, leader of the Lithuanian-haredi community, is doing well after being admitted to hospital following cardiac event.

Top Lithuanian-haredi rabbi evacuated to hospital

Top haredi rabbi diagnosed with coronavirus - a second time

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein feeling 'excellent' after second COVID-19 diagnosis. Pres. Herzog calls to inquire after Rabbi Edelstein's welfare.

Top haredi rabbi diagnosed with coronavirus - a second time

Top haredi rabbi grants top title to four others

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, last leader of Lithuanian-haredi sector, designates four additional rabbis as community leaders.

Top haredi rabbi grants top title to four others

Leading haredi rabbi urges: Every Jew has something he can improve in

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, leading haredi rabbi, urges listeners to respond to deadly terror attacks by making themselves better people.

Leading haredi rabbi: Every Jew has something he can improve in

'Oy, oy': Rabbi Edelstein mourns colleague Rabbi Kanievsky

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein mourns passing of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: 'Oy, oy! He had such merits, such devotion.'

'Oy, oy': Rabbi Edelstein mourns colleague Rabbi Kanievsky

Weekly Torah Study: Terumah

This parasha ntroduces the Ark of the Covenant, what may be the holiest object in Jewish thought.

Weekly Torah Study: Terumah

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein does not sign letter against Minister Kahana

Leader of the Council of Torah Scholars of the Degel HaTorah party supports rally against religious reforms despite not signing letter.

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein doesn't sign letter against Kahana

Haredi leader Rabbi Gershon Edelstein tests positive for COVID

98-year-old Rosh Yeshiva of the Ponevezh Yeshiva diagnosed with COVID soon after receiving 4th vaccine dose.

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein tests positive for COVID

Top haredi rabbi: Chaim Walder was 'murdered' by public shaming

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein slams public shaming campaign against Chaim Walder. 'Leading him to commit suicide is called murder.'

Haredi rabbi: Chaim Walder was 'murdered' by public shaming

Leading rabbi: 'There is a method to the decrees - preventing Torah study'

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, leading haredi rabbi, slams Israeli government for new laws aimed at haredi public. 'What good is in these?'

Leading rabbi: 'The decrees are aimed at preventing Torah study'

Senior haredi rabbis condemn 'wicked' Bennett government

Rabbis Kanievsky and Edelstein sign joint statement castigating Bennett government over kashrut reform, tax hikes, and subsidy cuts.

Senior haredi rabbis condemn 'wicked' Bennett government

Leading haredi rabbi asks: 'How can Jews make decrees against Jews?'

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, leading haredi rabbi, questions how Israeli government can issue 'decrees' against Torah-observant Jews.

Leading rabbi asks: 'How can Jews make decrees against Jews?'

Dean of top haredi yeshiva: 'Follow coronavirus guidelines'

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, head of prestigious Ponovezh yeshiva, tells students to carefully follow coronavirus precautions, avoid infection.

Dean of top haredi yeshiva: 'Follow coronavirus guidelines'

Rabbi Gershon Edlestein urges: Follow laws of Torah study, learn Torah as you should

'If we would engage in Torah study as we should, there would be no decrees,' Rabbi Gershon Edelstein says.

Leading haredi rabbi urges: Follow laws of Torah study

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein hospitalized in Bnei Brak

Public is asked to pray for the health of Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, leader of the Lithuanian-haredi community.

Leading haredi rabbi hospitalized in Bnei Brak

Haredi leaders: Don't go to Western Wall on Shavuot

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky and Rabbi Gershon Edelstein tell followers not to 'provoke' Arabs by going to Western Wall on Shavuot.

Haredi leaders: Don't go to Western Wall

Rabbi Edelstein: 'We do not travel to Meron'

Leading Lithuanian-haredi rabbi calls on followers not to travel to Meron on Lag Ba'omer. 'We do not travel; we sit and learn.'

Rabbi Edelstein: 'We do not travel to Meron'

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein: 'The Left's purpose is to uproot religion'

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, leading haredi rabbi, explains why party supports PM Netanyahu, urges followers to vote only for UTJ party.

Leading haredi rabbi: 'The Left's purpose is to uproot religion'

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein urges yeshiva students to remain in yeshiva over Purim

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein says yeshiva students should remain in yeshiva on Purim and learn Torah. 'This will save us from the plague.'

Leading haredi rabbi urges yeshiva students to stay put on Purim

Leading haredi rabbi blasts violators of coronavirus guidelines

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein: Follow the guidelines of the doctors, be careful not to harm others.

Leading haredi rabbi blasts violators of coronavirus guidelinesplayer

Rabbis Kanievsky, Edelstein: Pray outside insofar as possible

Ahead of Sukkot, leading rabbis Rabbi Kanievsky and Rabbi Edelstein release instructions on communal conduct in light of coronavirus.

Rabbis Kanievsky, Edelstein: Pray outside insofar as possible

Haredi leaders: 'Don't sit in a study hall which doesn't keep coronavirus restrictions'

Leading haredi rabbis urge public to avoid attending events, avoid places of study which do not adhere to Health Ministry standards.

Haredi leaders urge: Avoid places lax about corona restrictions

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: 'Our sins caused us to be chased from our synagogues'

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, prominent haredi rabbi, explains why he thinks synagogues and study halls shut, calls for stricter standards.

'Our sins caused us to be chased from our synagogues'

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein: 'Why were so many haredim affected by coronavirus?'

Leading haredi rabbi explains why, in his opinion, so many of the Israelis who contracted coronavirus were from the haredi community.

'Why were so many haredim affected by coronavirus?'

Rabbi Edelstein: Take care to maintain precautions during prayer

Rabbinic leader says it's still better to pray alone if precautions cannot be maintained in group prayer, after restrictions loosened.

Rabbi Edelstein: Take care to maintain precautions during prayer

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein: 'On Seder night, everyone should be in his own home'

'The Talmud discusses a person holding a seder alone - he asks himself Mah Nishtanah, and answers himself too.'

Rabbi Edelstein: 'On Seder night, everyone in his own home'

Leading haredi rabbi hospitalized

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein is 'weak but in good condition,' sources say.

Leading haredi rabbi hospitalized

Haredi rabbi: Secular people aren't happy

Rabbi Edelstein, a leading haredi rabbi, says many Jews aren't happy, those who lead a Torah lifestyle should feel pity for them.

Haredi rabbi: Secular people aren't happy

Haredi rabbi: Security situation is 'dangerous'

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein tells followers situation is dangerous, encourages them not to give up hope, and to continue praying.

Haredi rabbi: Security situation is 'dangerous'