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Rabbi Shmuel ELiyahu

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Rabbi Eliyahu: 'Earth should shake at crime' of Prison Pimping Scandal

Safed Chief Rabbi says officer who allowed prisoner to harm female guards should be jailed for the rest of his life, system failed.

'Earth should shake at crime' of Prison Pimping Scandal

Leading rabbi: Six-year-old was killed sanctifying G-d's Name

'What does it matter how they killed him?' Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu queries. 'They intended to harm the People of Israel.'

Leading rabbi: Six-year-old was killed sanctifying G-d's Name

The mitzvah to live in Israel

Disparaging the State of Israel is a shortcoming that seemingly justifies remaining in the Diaspora today, but it does not hold water.

The mitzvah to live in Israel

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: You have the right to think that killing a fetus is primitive

The baby boy or girl has a feeling heart and a thinking brain. They have arms and legs and they move them at will. Op-ed.

You have the right to think that killing a fetus is primitive

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: US Supreme Court ruled against murder of the unborn

'Pro-abortionists want to take humanity backwards 2,000 years, killing the unborn is primitive, not enlightened" Rabbi Eliyahu writes.

'US Supreme Court ruled against murder of the unborn'

US revokes Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu's Visa

Safed Chief Rabbi's visa, which was supposed to be valid for decades, suddenly revoked with no explanation.

US revokes Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu's Visa

Safed Chief Rabbi: Coming to Jerusalem today is a commandment

Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu says Jews must participate in Flag March to prove Arab threats don't work.

Safed Chief Rabbi: Coming to Jerusalem today is a commandment

For the first time: Holiday prayers at Tel Aviv's Atarim Square

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu joins Rosh Yehudi members and Tel Aviv communities for moving prayers and music, honoring Independence Day.

For the first time: Holiday prayers at Tel Aviv's Atarim Squareplayer

Senior Religious Zionist rabbi slams American Left on abortion

'Who said women have the right to murder their children, or doctors to chop up babies?' Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu blasts American Left.

Senior Religious Zionist rabbi slams American Left on abortion

Watch live: Holiday prayers with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, at the Southern Wall

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, leads festive holiday prayers, with song and dance, at the Southern Wall. Watch.

Watch live: Holiday prayers with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahuplayer

Police permit Jewish prayer at Southern Wall tomorrow

After asking Tzfat Chief Rabbi to lead prayer in another, smaller location, police permit annual prayer service.

Police permit Jewish prayer at Southern Wall tomorrow

Police approve prayer at Southern Wall - and change their minds

'We will hold the prayers regardless,' Organization of Community Rabbis says.

Police approve prayer at Southern Wall - and change their minds

Jerusalem Deputy Mayor condemns police's anti-Jewish decision

Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Arieh King attacked the intention of police not to allow Rabbi Eliyahu to hold a solemn prayer at Davidson Square.

Jerusalem Deputy Mayor condemns police's anti-Jewish decision

Watch live: Prayers at the Cave of the Patriarchs, with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Festive holiday prayers, with song and music, are held at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu.

Prayers at the Cave of the Patriarchs, with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahuplayer

Watch: Celebrating the light of Rabbi Yosef Karo

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, participates in celebration of life of Rabbi Yosef Karo, author of Shulchan Aruch.

Celebrating the light of Rabbi Yosef Karoplayer

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Idit Silman is a great woman

"If only the men of the Yamina party were as brave, honest, and responsible as her," says Chief Rabbi of Tzfat.

'Idit Silman is a great woman'

MK Silman meets Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Rabbi Eliyahu also played a part in convincing Silman to desert the government, depriving it of its Knesset majority.

MK Silman meets Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Bennett, destroy Iran nuclear reactor now

Safed Chief Rabbi says PM must follow lead of predecessors Begin and Olmert in ending nuclear threat of Iran in light of bad nuclear deal.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Bennett, destroy Iran nuclear reactor now

Question: A high-school girl who wants to be addressed as a boy

What was Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu's creative solution?

Question: A high-school girl who wants to be addressed as a boy

Tzfat chief Rabbi: If Shabak has extra manpower, don't use them on Jews

"I will not condone blaming the victim by telling Jews to refrain from violence during the Ramadan, as the Shabak has asked of me."

'If Shabak has extra manpower, don't use them on Jews'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu refuses to meet with Shabak officials

Shabak seeks to have rabbi "restrain" his community. "Is Jewish graffiti going to ignite the Middle East?" he counters.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu refuses to meet with Shabak officials

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Kahana beholden to Meretz, leftists

Hundreds of rabbis demonstrate against conversion reforms. Safed Chief Rabbi says reform dangerous to Judaism.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Kahana beholden to Meretz, leftists

20,000 from national camp protest across Israel

Dozens of MKs participate in rallies across country, including prayer at Western Wall, over government actions.

20,000 from national camp protest across Israel

Leading rabbis meet to discuss dispute over Chaim Walder case

Rabbi Tzvi Tau, dean of Har HaMor Yeshiva, meets with chief rabbi of Tzfat following his criticism of handling of Chaim Walder case.

Leading rabbis meet to discuss dispute over Chaim Walder case

Rabbi Eliyahu: 'Chaim Walder isn't going to Heaven'

'He threatened suicide in an attempt to silence his victims, the severity of what he did is like murder,' Tzfat's Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu says.

Rabbi Eliyahu: 'Chaim Walder isn't going to Heaven'

Smotrich and Likud members meet with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Right-wing members of Knesset and Bezalel Smotrich meet with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu to discuss the future identity of the State of Israel.

Smotrich and Likud members meet with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Rabbi Eliyahu: A pity Chaim Walder chose suicide

Safed Chief Rabbi: We will continue to take care of author's victims, their lives take precedence over his.

Rabbi Eliyahu: A pity Chaim Walder chose suicide

Chaim Walder summoned to appear before rabbinic court

Children's author accused of sexually abusing minors summoned before court led by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu.

Chaim Walder summoned to appear before rabbinic court

Safed Chief Rabbi: Govt. deceived the people, has no legitimacy

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu speaks ahead of anti-government protest, says Bennett-Lapid government undermining Israel's Jewish character.

Safed Chief Rabbi: Govt. deceived the people, has no legitimacy

Chaim Walder: I am innocent, my defense of victims made me many enemies

Author responds to serious allegations made against him, alleges his defense of abuse victims led to a calculated campaign against him.

Chaim Walder: I am innocent

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Chaim Walder is dangerous to society

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu denounces children's author. "Our conclusion not only based on the newspaper - we received very serious testimonies."

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Chaim Walder is dangerous to society

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu removed all of Chaim Walder's books from his home

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, chief rabbi of Tzfat, calls on public to remove Chaim Walder's books from homes, place them in storage.

Rabbi Eliyahu removed all of Chaim Walder's books from his home

Leading rabbi: 'Arabs run wild because it's their culture, don't rent apartments to them'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Tzfat chief rabbi, blames Reform for assimilation, says Women of the Wall 'don't want to pray, they want to disturb.'

Leading rabbi: 'Arabs run wild because it's their culture'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu praises strengthening of Jewish presence at Cave of the Patriarchs

The institutions of the Cave of the Patriarchs launch a mass mobilization campaign and call on the people of Israel to become partners.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu praises activity at Cave of the Patriarchs

Watch live: Prayer and song at the Southern Wall

Join Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu and Rabbi Eyal Yakubovich in holiday prayers and songs at the Southern Wall in Jerusalem.

Watch live: Prayer and song at the Southern Wallplayer

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu invites you to send names for prayer

Send the names of loved ones and Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu will be sure to pray for their health, prosperity, marriage, offspring and success.

Rabbi Eliyahu invites you to send names for prayer

Rabbi Eliyahu's blessings to the Jewish people at the Cave of the Patriarchs

Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu attends Selichot prayers at Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

Rabbi Eliyahu's blessings at the Cave of the Patriarchsplayer

Free our soldiers' hands!

Free the IDF from the policies and politics of the Left - and expel from the army anyone who binds soldiers' hands. Op-Ed.

Free our soldiers' hands!

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: 'The light is renewed and the eyes of the world see much more'

Rabbi Eliyahu delivers remarks on the occasion of of the anniversary of the creation of the world.

'The light is renewed and the eyes of the world see much more'player

Top rabbi: 'What can an insignificant person like me do to help bring the Redemption?'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: 'Saying 'Kaddish' with earnest has the power to bring the Redemption.'

Top rabbi: 'What can little me do to help bring the Redemption?'player