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What are we waiting for?

We have to hear the voices of all Orthodox rabbis calling for unity.

What are we waiting for?

Moldova:

Chief Rabbi attacked at entrance to synagogue

Jewish community in Moldova is extremely distraught after the local rabbi was verbally attacked at the entrance to the Great Synagogue.

Chief Rabbi attacked at entrance to synagogue

Rabbis, imams in Morocco:

Rabbis, imams in Morocco: 'Iran trying to create religious war'

Delegations of rabbis, Imams gather for interfaith conference in Morocco, emphasize need for Muslim-Jewish alliances and friendships after October 7.

Rabbis, imams in Morocco: 'Iran trying to create religious war'

Rabbi Hirsch on the parsha: Did rabbis make it up?

An unusual law in Parshas Mishpatim makes the case for the divine authorship of the Torah.

Rabbi Hirsch on the parsha: Did rabbis make it up?

German rabbis show solidarity in Israel visit

Senior German rabbis visit devastated southern Israel, survivors in hospitals, displaced Israelis in hotels following Hamas massacre.

German rabbis show solidarity in Israel visit

New online program:

How Torah students gain mastery of 'Hilchos Shabbos'

How 'Bnei Torah' are gaining mastery of 'Hilchos Shabbos' in this online program based on Rabbi Berkovits’s smicha curriculum

How Torah students gain mastery of  'Hilchos Shabbos'

Renowned Old City rabbi passes away

Rabbi Menachem Slae, one of the preeminent rabbis and educators of the Old City of Jerusalem, passed away at the beginning of Shabbat.

Renowned Old City rabbi passes away

Rabbis Helping Rabbis Help the Community

35th Annual Chai Elul Siyum HaShas & 81st Annual Dinner of the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim held.

Rabbis Helping Rabbis Help the Community

Samaria Rabbi: 'I hope Tel Aviv becomes liberal again'

Rabbi Levinstein, headmaster of the Bnei David academy, calls for people to be more ready to hear opposing views.

Samaria Rabbi: 'I hope Tel Aviv becomes liberal again'

Leading Rabbis against use of Holocaust in foreign propaganda

Senior rabbis in Israel and around the world: “Involvement of the Holocaust in politics and conflict is not acceptable.''

Leading Rabbis against use of Holocaust in foreign propaganda

Community Rabbis without pay, and decent salaries for teachers

A community rabbi should ideally receive a salary, but he can teach Torah and serve free of charge. Kudos for teachers'.salary raise.

Community Rabbis without pay, and decent salaries for teachers

Ki Tavo: Remembering to bless God

Israel's first Chief Rabbi: What is the purpose of all of these blessings the rabbis told us to recite? 

Ki Tavo: Remembering to bless God

An alternative Knesset Bill:on Community Rabbinical leadership

Instead of the Minister of Religion appointing raibbis, we suggest a model of local rabbis elected by the public.

An alternative Knesset Bill:on Community Rabbinical leadership

Rabbis to law enforcement: 'We cannot support an unjust system'

Senior Religious Zionist rabbis published a letter denouncing unequal enforcement against Israelis attacked by Palestinian Arabs.

Rabbis to law enforcement: 'We cannot support an unjust system'

Rabbis condemn refusals to serve

Association of Community Rabbis call refusals to report for IDF duty "immoral," condemn bringing IDF into political fight.

Rabbis condemn refusals to serve

How a handful of US rabbis and activists tried to save Jews

In America, frustration mingled with hope during the Holocaust.

How a handful of US rabbis and activists tried to save Jews

The Vienna Conversions – plots and facts

Litvish activists and Chabadniks spread lies and conspiracies surrounding the case of the Vienna converts and the rabbis who converted them.

The Vienna Conversions – plots and facts

An American who became a great South African Rosh Yeshiva.

Continuing the series about foreign born rabbis who selflessly served South African Jewry over decades.

An American who became a great South African Rosh Yeshiva.

A Rabbi reminisces on Jewish hopes and struggles in S. Africa.

Stories that will touch your heart from “With Ink in the Book...Stories and Sketches of Jewish Life in Rural Centers in South Africa."

A Rabbi reminisces on Jewish hopes and struggles in S. Africa.

Bechukotai: We must appreciate community Rabbis and Rebbetzens.

Putting a comma in a different place in a verse in the Parasha changes the whole meaning of the verse.

Bechukotai: We must appreciate community Rabbis and Rebbetzens.

"Greatest of the generation"

Israel's leaders mourn Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

Leaders have expressed their sorrow at the passing of one of the generation's greatest Rabbis this afternoon.

Israel's leaders mourn Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

New York State:

Ed. Dep't approves Yeshiva University mental health program

Yeshiva University pastoral counseling program gets nod from NYS Education Department.

Ed. Dep't approves Yeshiva University mental health program

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef: 'Minor rabbis' mislead Minister Kahana

Sephardic Chief Rabbi rails conversion, kashrut reforms of Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana.

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef: 'Minor rabbis' mislead Minister Kahana

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

Open letter invites rabbis to the 'protest of the century'

Right-wing protestors have appealed for Rabbinical support at more than one hundred planned demonstrations on Tuesday night.

Open letter invites rabbis to the 'protest of the century'

Rabbis & leaders to PM: Open the gates of Israel to non-citizens

Over 300 rabbis, communal leaders and heads of Jewish organizations signed a letter to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

Rabbis & leaders to PM: Open the gates of Israel to non-citizens

'One of the pillars of the Jewish people'

Film on the late Rabbi Eliezer Waldman produced by Ulpanei Etrog 4 years ago for the Nir yeshiva.

'One of the pillars of the Jewish people'

Remembering Rabbis martyred in the Holocaust

Nazis targeted Jewish leaders, especially rabbis, as their first victims when moving into Jewish areas, because rabbis meant continuity.

Remembering Rabbis martyred in the Holocaust

Wayward journalists

Journalists want rabbis who are in the House of Study, away from the public, trotted out for ceremonies and with no say on religion..Op-ed.

Wayward journalists

Leadership methods regarding public issues

Barricading within their own camp caused some rabbis to forfeit Torah values such as settling the Land, natural sciences, and the IDF.

Leadership methods regarding public issues

Rejecting Rabbi Gerami’s ‘hechsher’ of Iran’s ayatollah regime

The publication that spread the ayatollah regime’s propaganda on Iranian Jews did not explain the reasons for doing so. Op-ed.

Rejecting Rabbi Gerami’s ‘hechsher’ of Iran’s ayatollah regime

Meet the rabbi comfortable walking on streets of Saudi Arabia

Rabbi Yaakov Herzog discusses being a Jew in Saudi Arabia and efforts to establish Jewish community infrastructure there.

Meet the rabbi comfortable walking on streets of Saudi Arabia

Emergency meeting of Hesder Rabbis

Budget cuts force rabbis to ask Prime Minister for emergency assistance to keep yeshivas open next year.

Emergency meeting of Hesder Rabbis

Yamina's plan to negate haredi influence on key committee

Religious Affairs Minister intends to ensure more rabbis, religious judges appointed from Religious Zionist community.

Yamina's plan to negate haredi influence on key committee

Rabbis urge Pelosi to remove Omar from House committee

More than 200 rabbis call on House Speaker to remove Minnesota Rep from House Foreign Affairs Committee following anti-Israel remarks.

Rabbis urge Pelosi to remove Omar from House committee

Does a community always need a rabbi?

Special online conference dealt with the special role of the community rabbi in today's world

Does a community always need a rabbi?

Rabbis to MK Orbach: Don't resign, oppose the government

Rabbis write letter to MK Nir Orbach: The political chaos will not be resolved by forgetting our faith and values.

Rabbis to MK Orbach: Don't resign, oppose the government

Canadian gov needs to "tackle anti-Semitism head on"

Board calls for governments, civil society leaders and people of good conscience to denounce anti-Semitism.

Canadian gov needs to "tackle anti-Semitism head on"

Disavowed Chabad of Westborough rabbi answers charges

Rabbi Michoel Green: 'It is a grave departure from Judaic values to engage in such unspeakable behavior.'

Disavowed Chabad of Westborough rabbi answers charges

ZAKA founder calls some rabbis 'worse than Holocaust deniers'

The founder of ZAKA has had enough of people denying the deadly nature of COVID-19

ZAKA founder calls some rabbis 'worse than Holocaust deniers'

Do I or don’t I take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Rabbis and rabbinical organizations are giving their advice. Some adamant everyone must, others just as adamant that no one should. Opinion

Do I or don’t I take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Leading US Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz passes away

A leading halakhic authority, Rabbi Schwartz was Av Beth Din of the Beth Din of America and Rosh Beth Din of the Chicago Rabbinical Council.

Leading US Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz passes away

Rabbi and Trump associate: High probability Trump will win

Doctor and Trump associate Rabbi Abadie to Arutz Sheva: "Trump likes to be straightforward. He has changed the false Middle East discourse."

Rabbi and Trump associate: High probability Trump will win

Trump acknowledges rabbis who thanked him

“Thank you Rabbis!” tweets US President after prominent rabbis thanked him for calling religious institutions "essential" during pandemic

Trump acknowledges rabbis who thanked him

Rabbis thank President Trump

13 prominent American rabbis sign letter thanking US President Donald Trump for calling religious institutions 'essential' during pandemic.

Rabbis thank President Trump

Rabbi deplores rabbi's call to 'beat protesters 10 times harder'

Rabbi Yitzchak David Smith responds to Rabbi Avraham Kirschenbaum, who called to 'give ten times more beatings' at protests.

Rabbi deplores rabbi's call to 'beat protesters 10 times harder'

Rabbi's Viewpoint 2020: Faith in the Age of COVID

Stephanie Locricchio interviews Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Smith, lawyer who studied biology, virology, infectious disease at UC Berkley.

Rabbi's Viewpoint 2020: Faith in the Age of COVID

Pittsburgh Rebbe passes away

Weeks after becoming infected with the coronavirus, Rabbi Mordechai Yissachar Ber Leifer passes away at the age of 64.

Pittsburgh Rebbe passes away

The King's vineyard is ablaze

Close to a century ago, the Chofetz Chaim mourned the loss of modesty in Jewish circles. Today, every border is on fire. Opinion.

The King's vineyard is ablaze

Rabbis urgent call:

'This is a time to join hands, not to twist arms'

Yeshiva heads issue urgent call: Stop expressing incitement, agitation, and violence that could lead to bloodshed.

'This is a time to join hands, not to twist arms'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi: 'Mandelblit fell for Reform's narrative'

On allowing women to take rabbinate exams: 'We favor Torah study for women, but AG directive stems from Reform. He didn't even speak to us.'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi: 'Mandelblit fell for Reform's narrative'

Neo-Nazis interrupt Torah lessons on 'Zoom'

On Holocaust Memorial Day, neo-Nazis break into online Torah lessons given by German rabbis.

Neo-Nazis interrupt Torah lessons on 'Zoom'

Coronavirus victims in NY: Senior Rabbinic leaders

Rabbi Yisroel Yechezkel Plutchok founded the Yeshiva with his late brother in 1974

Coronavirus victims in NY: Senior Rabbinic leaders

Rabbanim react to story of imprisoned woman

24-year-old Hodaya Monsango made headlines this week after news spread of her shocking arrest and imprisonment.

Rabbanim react to story of imprisoned woman

Monotheistic faiths sign joint paper against euthanasia

Historic meeting at the Vatican: World religious leaders join Chief Rabbis' call in denouncing assisted suicide.

Monotheistic faiths sign joint paper against euthanasia

'We resigned due to your action against the Chief Rabbinate'

12 rabbis resign from Tzohar rabbinic organization, saying it 'crosses red lines and engages in public deception.'

'We resigned due to your action against the Chief Rabbinate'

Official search for Virginia rabbi swept out to sea called off

Coast Guard calls off search in light of low 'likelihood of survivability.' Jewish volunteer groups will reportedly continue search.

Official search for Virginia rabbi swept out to sea called off

Gantz and rabbis meet:

'Netanyahu is not the only one who will preserve the land'

MK Tropper does not volunteer details about meeting between Benny Gantz and religious Zionist rabbis, but strives for respectful discourse.

'Netanyahu is not the only one who will preserve the land'

Deputy Minister:

"Rabbis' campaign is fundamentally flawed"

'The role of head of United Right doesn't harm the status of Rabbi Peretz as head of Jewish Home and Religious Zionism,' Ben Dahan explains.

"Rabbis' campaign is fundamentally flawed"

Why trouble the rabbis?

No one is proposing Ayelet Shaked head a religious party, Heaven forbid, but a technical bloc. Opinion.

Why trouble the rabbis?