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Thousands attended the festive Rosh Chodesh prayer in Evyatar

Thousands attended the Rosh Chodesh prayer in Evyatar. Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu said: 'This place is the counsel of the Lord'. Yossi Dagan: 'There will be many more Evyatasrs in Samaria!'

Thousands attended the festive Rosh Chodesh prayer in Evyatar

HaRav Shmuel Eliahu's call for Aliyah

So all-encompassing is this commandment that a person performs it even while he sleeps!

HaRav Shmuel Eliahu's call for Aliyah

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Fallen soldier Saadia Yaakov Dery sings with Rabbi Eliyahu

Video shows SFC Saadia Yaakov Dery, who was killed in battle on Thursday, singing with Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu and Rabbi Eitan Shnerb, who lost his daughter Rina in a terror attack in 2019.

Fallen soldier Saadia Yaakov Dery sings with Rabbi Eliyahu

Poll:

Over half of Israelis want Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu as Chief Rabbi

New Smith Institute survey shows that a majority of Religious Zionist and secular Israelis, as well as a significant number of haredim, would like Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu to become Chief Rabbi.

Over half of Israelis want Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu as Chief Rabbi

Religious Zionist Rabbis light dawn bonfire at Meron

The fire was lit by the Rabbi of the 51st battalion at a ceremony including some of the most notable figures in the Religious Zionist community.

Religious Zionist Rabbis light dawn bonfire at Meron

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Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu's Lag Ba'Omer message

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu with a message from Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Meron: The nation of Israel needs to bring the light and justice to the entire world.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu's Lag Ba'Omer message

A Kaddish I will never forget

Hundreds of bereaved parents met at a retreat to help them get through the first Memorial Day since their loss in this war. I was there to try to give spiritual comfort and strength but their Kaddish strengthened me.

A Kaddish I will never forget

‘Do not be ashamed, this is a holy mission'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu spoke at a meeting of the Knesset Lobby for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse on the importance of treating sexual offenders: 'We are correcting so much wrong in this world. Saving so many lives.'

‘Do not be ashamed, this is a holy mission'

Chief Rabbi of Safed:

Rabbi Eliyahu: ‘IDF must deal with the real problem’

Rabbi Eliyahu commented on an exercise simulating the kidnapping of an Arab by a settler and criticized, "When you don't deal with the real problem, you deal with nonsense."

Rabbi Eliyahu: ‘IDF must deal with the real problem’

Senior rabbi to Hague:

"ICJ, Your verdict cannot defeat the word of God'

Leading Religious Zionist Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu warns the International Court at the Hague of the dire consequences of a ruling against Israel.

"ICJ, Your verdict cannot defeat the word of God'

Rabbi Eliyahu to Supreme Court

'No one authorized you, your ruling is not legal'

'No one chose the judges, no one authorized them to cancel regular laws or the country's Basic Laws,' Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu says.

'No one authorized you, your ruling is not legal'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

This is the real solution to the situation in Gaza

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu proposes: 'Help Gazans emigrate to Europe - this is the most humane solution, and will prevent much bloodshed.'

This is the real solution to the situation in Gaza

Watch: Festive Hanukkah prayers with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu of Tzfat holds festive prayers marking last day of Hanukkah, with songs, dance, and music. Watch.

Watch: Festive Hanukkah prayers with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

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Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu leads Hanukkah prayers with music and song

Hundreds of evacuees from Sderot pray the morning prayer, sing Hallel, with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu leads Hanukkah prayers with music and song

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Reservist marries in-uniform surrounded by his fellow soldiers

Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu attends wedding of soldier who reported for duty following launching of Hamas was against Israel.

Reservist marries in-uniform surrounded by his fellow soldiers

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

Despite the holiday, have your phones on and be armed

Rabbi of Safed, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, issued an urgent message to the public following the situation

Despite the holiday, have your phones on and be armed

Top rabbi to Jerusalem councilman: 'We love you'

Jonathan Pollard: 'Arie King and his party have my support in the upcoming elections - King was the first to help me settle in Israel.'

Top rabbi to Jerusalem councilman: 'We love you'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

'Why we can't give up on Tel Aviv'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu shared why he held a public Hallel prayer in Tel Aviv. "We danced down Allenby Street. Everyone was very happy."

'Why we can't give up on Tel Aviv'

Tel Aviv:

Live: Holiday prayers with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, holds festive holiday prayers, with music and song, in Tel Aviv. Watch.

Live: Holiday prayers with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

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Musical Hallel with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

A large group of worshipers gathered on Sunday morning in Jerusalem to recite the Sukkot morning prayers with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu.

Musical Hallel with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

'Everyone who fought us is in the dustbin of history'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu denounces claims that the prayers in Tel Aviv should have been moved to avoid disturbances.

'Everyone who fought us is in the dustbin of history'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

'Soon they'll attempt to ban circumcisions in Israel'

Safed Chief Rabbi responds to disruption of Yom Kippur prayer in Tel Aviv by left-wing protestors, court ruling barring Orthodox prayer.

'Soon they'll attempt to ban circumcisions in Israel'

Dubai religious leader meets Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Ahmed Obaid Al Mansoori, who founded the first Holocaust museum exhibit in the Arab world, meets Safed chief rabbi.

Dubai religious leader meets Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

'Stop acting like British army, start acting like a Jewish army'

Safed Chief Rabbi criticizes IDF for warning against revenge attacks following murder of father and son in Huwara.

'Stop acting like British army, start acting like a Jewish army'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

'Jewish blood is flowing like water'

Safed Chief Rabbi responds to murder of two Israelis in Huwara yesterday.

'Jewish blood is flowing like water'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

'Ben Uliel shouldn't have worse conditions than terrorists'

Safed Chief Rabbi decries prison conditions of man convicted of Duma arson attack.

'Ben Uliel shouldn't have worse conditions than terrorists'

Safed Chief Rabbi:

'2-tiered justice system treats Jews more harshly than Arabs'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu asks why measures taken against Jewish rioters are not being taken against Arabs who commit the same crimes.

'2-tiered justice system treats Jews more harshly than Arabs'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

Netanyahu trial must continue to reveal rot in justice system

Safed Chief Rabbi says PM's trial the 'most important trial in the State's history' due to what it reveals of the justice system.

Netanyahu trial must continue to reveal rot in justice system

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

The modern day blood libel

The press said that there was racism, violence, and hate at the flag march. Lies can kill, but lies do not have legs to stand on. Op-ed.

The modern day blood libel

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

'Jerusalem Day should be celebrated for an entire week'

Chief Rabbi of Tzfat on calls made by extremists against Arabs: It's only one or two people.

'Jerusalem Day should be celebrated for an entire week'

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Central Lag Ba'Omer celebration of Religious Zionism in Meron

Bonfire lighting with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Rabbi David Dudkevich and Yehoshua Weitzman, together with yeshiva leaders.

Central Lag Ba'Omer celebration of Religious Zionism in Meron

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu to INN:

'Mass demonstration ended fears judicial reform may be scuttled'

After massive pro-reform rally draws hundreds of thousands, senior Religious Zionist rabbi says judicial overhaul cannot be blocked.

'Mass demonstration ended fears judicial reform may be scuttled'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Sell your chametz immediately, don't wait

Safed Chief Rabbi warns public not to procrastinate and risk forgetting to sell their chametz ahead of Passover.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Sell your chametz immediately, don't wait

'Go out to the streets':

Senior rabbis tell students to join pro-reform campaign

'We have an obligation to disprove the lies.'

Senior rabbis tell students to join pro-reform campaign

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

'Judges who show mercy to terrorists invited this attack'

Safed Chief Rabbi says the judges who let terrorists off easy to blame for deadly double bombing in Jerusalem.

'Judges who show mercy to terrorists invited this attack'

Followers of cult leader attack rabbi and Jerusalem deputy mayor

Followers of Eliezer Berland attack Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu and Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Aryeh King at Jerusalem holy site

Followers of cult leader attack rabbi and Jerusalem deputy mayor

Tzfat Chief Rabbi gets off stage to dance at OU selichot event

During Selichot conference held for OU Israel youth centers, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu got off the stage and danced with attendees.

Tzfat Chief Rabbi gets off stage to dance at OU selichot event

Rabbi Shmuel 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 Square

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

At the Southern Wall:

Watch live: Holiday prayers with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

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 Eliyahu

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

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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 Eliyahu

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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 Karo

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'

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