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Jerusalem Chief Rabbi opposes conversion reforms

Former Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar issues ruling against conversion reforms proposed by Minitser Kahana.

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi opposes conversion reforms

Jerusalem chief rabbi orders women's mikvahs closed

'I hear my friends crying, their grandmothers immersed before Yom Kippur - but this year the chief rabbi is preventing it,' former MK says.

Jerusalem chief rabbi orders women's mikvahs closed

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi: Return to the synagogues

Rabbi Shlomo Amar criticizes people who continue to pray in the street after COVID restrictions on synagogues have been lifted.

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi: Return to the synagogues

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi: 'A flood of insanity' in the new government

'We don't need their money,' says former Chief Rabbi of Israel, warning of looming confrontation between gov't and haredi community.

Jl'em Chief Rabbi: 'A flood of insanity' in the new government

Watch: Mimouna celebration with Jerusalem chief rabbi

Rabbi Shlomo Amar holds traditional post-Passover celebration with rabbis and public figures.

Watch: Mimouna celebration with Jerusalem chief rabbiplayer

Rabbi Amar issues Yom Kippur coronavirus ruling

Rishon LeZion and Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Shlomo Amar instructs patients over age of 65 with symptoms to eat normally on Yom Kippur.

Rabbi Amar issues Yom Kippur coronavirus rulingplayer

'It's a new world' the head of Bahrain's Jewish community tells Arutz Sheva

"The King of Bahrain realized the only way forward is by giving. There are going to be lots of new ideas, and it's going to be great."

'It's a new world' says head of Bahrain's Jewish communityplayer

Rabbi Amar in letter to Pres. Putin: 'May you have mercy on Naama Issachar and her family'

Rabbi Shlomo Amar sends letter to Russia's Pres. Putin asking him to 'have mercy' and pardon Naama Issachar for possessing marijuana.

Rabbi to Putin: 'May you have mercy on the girl and her family'

'A single Jew among Muslims, Christians and Indians'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi recounts historic visit to Bahrain for international interfaith conference.

'A single Jew among Muslims, Christians and Indians'

Jerusalem chief rabbi calls on gays to 'overcome' homosexuality

Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Jerusalem Shlomo Amar says homosexual lifestyle incompatible with Judaism, calls on gays to 'overcome their lust.'

Jerusalem chief rabbi calls on gays to 'overcome' homosexualityplayer

'They're trying to silence the rabbis'

Rabbi Shlomo Amar defends Education Min. Rabbi Peretz, says there's a push to 'close the rabbis' mouths.'

'They're trying to silence the rabbis'

Rabbis warn against businesses running on Shabbat

Jerusalem chief rabbis encourage public to support Sabbath-observant businesses, warns against 'blurring' Israel's Jewish character.

Rabbis warn against businesses running on Shabbat

'Refrain from entering entire Temple Mount area'

Jerusalem Rabbis Aryeh Stern and Rabbi Shlomo Amar warn public not to enter entire Temple Mount area: 'End the sacrilege.'

'Refrain from entering entire Temple Mount area'

J'lem Rabbi on bus disaster: 'Attribute of justice is hovering'

In wake of bus disaster, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem calls to strengthen watching dignity of others.

J'lem Rabbi on bus disaster: 'Attribute of justice is hovering'

Diaspora Jews buying Shabbat-violating businesses?

Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi says Jews from overseas buying Shabbat-violating bussiness in order to force shutdown on Jewish day of rest.

Diaspora Jews buying Shabbat-violating businesses?

'They dare raise their hand against a great rabbi in Israel'

Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Shlomo Amar backs Rabbi Aryeh Stern who spoke against gender disorientation organizations.

'They dare raise their hand against a great rabbi in Israel'

'Earthquakes are a wake-up call from God'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar says recent earthquakes show Jewish people need to 'wake up' and return to God.

'Earthquakes are a wake-up call from God'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi asks to extend his term

Rabbi Shlomo Amar submits request to Chief Rabbinate Council to extend his term for another five years.

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi asks to extend his term

'After tragedy, NYC Jews should increase faith

J'lem Chief Rabbi says Jews in Flatbush should have faith, increase Torah study and mitzva observance after deadly house fire.

'After tragedy, NYC Jews should increase faith

Aryeh Deri apologizes

Shas chairman apologizes to Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Amar after leak of recording in which he spoke insultingly of the rabbi.

Aryeh Deri apologizes

'Ever since Deri returned, Shas has been dropping like a rock'

Former Shas MK says current chairman leading party off cliff, new leader who respects rabbis must be appointed.

'Ever since Deri returned, Shas has been dropping like a rock'

Complaint filed in Shas wiretapping affair

Rabbi in recorded conversation with Shas chairman Aryeh Deri in which Deri attacked Jerusalem Chief Rabbi files complaint over 'wiretapping'

Complaint filed in Shas wiretapping affair

Left-wing Jews protest Jerusalem Chief Rabbi at Paris synagogue

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar speaks at Paris synagogue. Liberal Jews protest over rabbi's comments criticizing Reform movement.

Left-wing Jews protest Jerusalem Chief Rabbi at Paris synagogue

Mass 'selichot' prayers at Western Wall - in pictures

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Shlomo Amar joins thousands of worshippers in mass selichot prayers at Western Wall days ahead of Rosh Hashanah.

Mass 'selichot' prayers at Western Wall - in pictures

'Reform: Destruction unfolding in our times'

In weekly class, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem says Reform movement is worse than Holocaust deniers.

'Reform: Destruction unfolding in our times'

MK Glick to work from entrance to Temple Mount

Yehuda Glick to move office to entrance to Temple Mount in protest against PM's ban on MKs visiting holy site.

MK Glick to work from entrance to Temple Mount

'It is strictly forbidden to ascend the Temple Mount'

Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem issues letter strongly forbidding ascension to Temple Mount, after many Jews ascended on Tisha B'Av.

'It is strictly forbidden to ascend the Temple Mount'

Ramming attack victims laid to rest

4 soldiers killed in terror attack Sunday laid to rest. Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem asks at funeral 'How long will the wicked ones rejoice?'

Ramming attack victims laid to rest

Rabbi Amar tells it like it is

Rabbi Amar tells it like it is

Watch: Activists confront far-left activists in Jerusalem

City councilman, right-wing activists confront members of Reform movement, left-wing radicals in front of Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate office.

Watch: Activists confront far-left activists in Jerusalemplayer

Gay Flag hung up at Rabbinate

The LGBT flag was hung up outside Rabbinate offices, apparently in protest against Rabbi Amar’s recent comments.

Gay Flag hung up at Rabbinate

'They are terrorizing the rabbis'

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem responds to criticism of his comments of LGBTs and the Reform Movement, says they are trying to destroy tradition.

'They are terrorizing the rabbis'

Leftists, LGBT activists target Jerusalem Chief Rabbi

Yerushalmim faction, LGBT activists plan protests outside offices of Rabbi Shlomo Amar, following his statements on gays, Reform Jews.

Leftists, LGBT activists target Jerusalem Chief Rabbi

'PM's support for pride parade is an embarassment'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi condemns gay pride parade, calls on Netanyahu to give 'public apology' after voice support for parade.

Rabbi Amar: PM's support of gay pride parade is an embarassment

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi: WoW is 'satan incarnate'

After group announces its latest provocation, Rabbi Amar says, 'in a civilized country they'd be in a mental hospital.

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi: WoW is 'satan incarnate'

Rabbis Disagree on Safety of Jews Visiting Kotel

Gur Rebbe reportedly bars followers from visiting Western Wall in light of stabbings; Sephardic Chief Rabbi urges Jews to visit.

Is it Safe For Jews to Visit the Kotel? Rabbis Disagree

Youth Breaks into Jerusalem Chief Rabbi's Home

17-year-old youth arrested after breaking into Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar's house over Shabbat.

Teenager Breaks into Jerusalem Chief Rabbi's Home

Rabbi Amar to French Rabbi: We Feel Your Pain

In a message to Rabbi Haim Korsia, Rabbi Shlomo Amar wrote that 'the Jewish people and the people of Jerusalem are with you.'

Rabbi Amar to French Chief Rabbi: We Feel Your Pain

Rabbi Amar: Knesset 'Most Kosher' Place in Israel

The comments heard there may not always be so “kosher,” but the food in the Knesset most definitely is, said Rabbi Shlomo Amar

Rabbi Amar: Knesset 'Most Kosher' Place in Israel

Former Chief Rabbi Visits IDF Troops on Front Line

Rabbi Shlomo Amar blesses, prays with hundreds of soldiers; troops and officers alike thank rabbi for 'uplifting' visit.

Watch: Former Sephardic Chief Rabbi Visits Front Line Troops