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Leading US Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz passes away

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2020 10:48
Rabbi Dr. Elie Abadie to Arutz Sheva: High probability Trump will win

Rabbi Dr. Elie Abadie to Arutz Sheva: 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."Ido Ben Porat, 28/10/2020 18:17
Trump acknowledges rabbis who thanked him

Trump acknowledges rabbis who thanked him

“Thank you Rabbis!” tweets US President after prominent rabbis thanked him for calling religious institutions "essential" during pandemicArutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2020 23:52
Rabbis thank President Trump

Rabbis thank President Trump

13 prominent American rabbis sign letter thanking US President Donald Trump for calling religious institutions 'essential' during pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2020 08:48
Rabbi deplores rabbi's call to 'beat protesters 10 times harder'

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.Mordechai Sones, 10/10/2020 20:04
Rabbi's Viewpoint 2020: Faith in the Age of COVID

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.Mordechai Sones, 05/10/2020 15:33
Pittsburgh Rebbe passes away

Pittsburgh Rebbe passes away

Weeks after becoming infected with the coronavirus, Rabbi Mordechai Yissachar Ber Leifer passes away at the age of 64.Ben Shaul, 05/10/2020 03:08
The King's vineyard is ablaze

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.Tzvi Fishman, 26/08/2020 16:48
'This is a time to join hands, not to twist arms'

'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.Mordechai Sones, 27/07/2020 19:52
Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: 'Mandelblit fell for Reform's narrative'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: '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.'Shimon Cohen, 07/07/2020 20:50
Neo-Nazis interrupt Torah lessons on 'Zoom'

Neo-Nazis interrupt Torah lessons on 'Zoom'

On Holocaust Memorial Day, neo-Nazis break into online Torah lessons given by German rabbis.Yoni Kempinski, 23/04/2020 01:03
Coronavirus victims in NY: Senior Rabbinic leaders

Coronavirus victims in NY: Senior Rabbinic leaders

Rabbi Yisroel Yechezkel Plutchok founded the Yeshiva with his late brother in 1974Arutz Sheva, 05/04/2020 15:08
Rabbanim react to story of imprisoned woman

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.Communicated Content, 08/12/2019 21:12
Monotheistic faiths sign joint paper against euthanasia

Monotheistic faiths sign joint paper against euthanasia

Historic meeting at the Vatican: World religious leaders join Chief Rabbis' call in denouncing assisted suicide.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/10/2019 04:38
'We resigned due to your action against the Chief Rabbinate'

'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.'Sara Rubenstein, 05/08/2019 18:34
Official search for Virginia rabbi swept out to sea called off

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.Marcy Oster, JTA, 11/07/2019 14:07
'Netanyahu is not the only one who will preserve the land'

'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.Shimon Cohen, 09/07/2019 17:43
"Rabbis' campaign is fundamentally flawed"

"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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/07/2019 12:36
Why trouble the rabbis?

Why trouble the rabbis?

No one is proposing Ayelet Shaked head a religious party, Heaven forbid, but a technical bloc. Opinion.Moti Karpel, 04/07/2019 10:33
Rabbi: 'I don't want people to have guns, but it's a necessity'

Rabbi: 'I don't want people to have guns, but it's a necessity'

Boston's Rabbi Dan Rodkin suggests congregants bring guns to synagogue for protection.Penny Schwartz, JTA, 25/06/2019 08:39
Rabbinical Alliance of America mourns Poway Chabad attack

Rabbinical Alliance of America mourns Poway Chabad attack

'We must gather together in prayer and good deeds to thwart this cowardice and hatred that wishes to destroy all that's good in this world.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/04/2019 08:36
First time in century: Rabbis in German military

First time in century: Rabbis in German military

German defense minister says her ministry will appoint Jewish chaplains to military, based on recommendations of Jewish umbrella group.Toby Axelrod, JTA, 04/04/2019 10:27
Bnei Brak rabbi hospitalized, condition serious

Bnei Brak rabbi hospitalized, condition serious

Condition of Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau deteriorates,Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/03/2019 16:08
The limits of Modern Orthodoxy

The limits of Modern Orthodoxy

I am not here to argue the halakhic questions in play here. That ship has sailed. The idea of women serving in the position of rabbi – no matter what the title - has been deemed unacceptable by virtually all Poskim across the spectrum of Orthodoxy.Rabbi Harry Maryles, 15/02/2019 01:12
'Declare joint run ASAP'

'Declare joint run ASAP'

Religious Zionist rabbis demand that Jewish Home and National Union unite to one list in hopes to add Otzma Yehudit.Hezki Baruch, 11/02/2019 19:11
'Serious mistake if the right loses power'

'Serious mistake if the right loses power'

Samaria Council head calls on religious Zionist rabbis to push 5 right-wing parties to unite, as polls indicate none will pass threshold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/02/2019 10:39
Open Letter on RCA members violating female clergy policy

Open Letter on RCA members violating female clergy policy

A series of RCA resolutions against female clergy - resolutions reviewed and supported by the RCA's poskim, are based on Halacha and Mesorah, as further demonstrated at length by the rabbinic panel convened by the Orthodox Union.62 RCA Rabbis, 08/02/2019 07:33
Bennett's meeting with rabbis canceled

Bennett's meeting with rabbis canceled

Meeting between Bennett and religious Zionist rabbis canceled after activists demanded that the rabbis not attend.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/01/2019 03:07
Chief Rabbi of Rosh Ha’ayin dies at 74

Chief Rabbi of Rosh Ha’ayin dies at 74

Rabbi Azaria Basis, Chief Rabbi of Rosh Ha’ayin and leader of Yemenite Jewish community, dies at 74.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/12/2018 23:51
Rabbi Yosef Wald from Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav passes away

Rabbi Yosef Wald from Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav passes away

Late Rabbi who served as teacher and also as researcher at Halacha Berura Institute passes away during holiday.Mordechai Sones, 01/10/2018 21:03
Government anti-racism unit head to act against racist rabbis

Government anti-racism unit head to act against racist rabbis

Appeal made after increasing reports of racism against Ethiopian Jews and their status as Jews being called into question.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/09/2018 21:39
Modi'in Illit: Rabbi of mikvahs passes away

Modi'in Illit: Rabbi of mikvahs passes away

Rabbi Meir Yisrael Yakobovitch, of Modi'in Illit founders and who served as local mikveh rabbi, passes suddenly.Mordechai Sones, 12/08/2018 14:31
Police rabbi in hot water for signing anti-LGBT missive

Police rabbi in hot water for signing anti-LGBT missive

Police says it will discipline Rabbi Yoel Shem-Tov after he affixed signature to letter decrying 'LGBT terrorism'.Tzvi Lev, 29/07/2018 21:24
Druze community leader backs rabbis speaking out on gender

Druze community leader backs rabbis speaking out on gender

Sheikh Mu'afak Tarif refers to rabbis' letter against gender disorientation: 'Incumbent on them to keep religion, preserve basic values.'Mordechai Sones, 29/07/2018 17:13
Rabbi who fought against the Alliance dies at 91

Rabbi who fought against the Alliance dies at 91

Rabbi Moshe Lasry, native of Casablanca, founded Otzar Hatorah institutions in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Iran to fight 'Alliance' schools.Mordechai Sones, 17/07/2018 22:53
Sephardic rabbis gather for anti-Draft Law prayer

Sephardic rabbis gather for anti-Draft Law prayer

During Knesset vote on Draft Law, Sephardic rabbis expected to hold prayer service at grave of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef against law.Mordechai Sones, 01/07/2018 13:38
Rabbis ask Shaked to prevent 'Reform Plaza'

Rabbis ask Shaked to prevent 'Reform Plaza'

Letter sent ahead of Ministerial Committee on Archaeological Sites' expected approval of construction expanding the plaza.Mordechai Sones, 01/07/2018 13:13
Rabbis in Russia fall victim to anti-missionary law

Rabbis in Russia fall victim to anti-missionary law

Russia seeks to force out foreign rabbis as 'national security threat.'AFP, 20/06/2018 14:56
Poll: Most haredi rabbis in Israel use the internet

Poll: Most haredi rabbis in Israel use the internet

Israeli poll finds that most haredi rabbis use the internet, own a computer, and use a computer to prepare Torah classes.Tal Polon, 12/06/2018 17:59
Is G-d real or an idea?

Is G-d real or an idea?

Insights into Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 04/06/2018 13:14
Religious Zionist rabbis unite

Religious Zionist rabbis unite

Hundreds of religious Zionist rabbis gather in Jerusalem in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.Hezki Baruch, 11/05/2018 04:06
The Knesset Rebbetzin?

The Knesset Rebbetzin?

Following Reform pressure, Knesset Legal Advisor opens tender for position of Knesset Rabbi, also to women 'who meet criteria'.Mordechai Sones, 26/04/2018 10:07
Fifty rabbis ascend Temple Mount

Fifty rabbis ascend Temple Mount

Religious Zionist Rabbis visit Temple Mount, protest police attitude towards youth ascending Mount.Mordechai Sones, 27/02/2018 22:56
Leading haredi rabbis ban use and sale of smartwatches

Leading haredi rabbis ban use and sale of smartwatches

Rabbis ban use of smartwatch, ruling that those who sell it 'take part in causing the public to sin.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/02/2018 12:52
Orthodox Union will not penalize synagogues with women clergy

Orthodox Union will not penalize synagogues with women clergy

OU says it won't penalize synagogues that already employ women as clergy, but reaffirms prohibition on hiring women for rabbinic positions.JTA, 01/02/2018 08:10
Manchester rabbi arrested in investment fraud case

Manchester rabbi arrested in investment fraud case

British rabbi arrested in fraud investigation against investment firm.JTA, 02/01/2018 17:22
'National Religious rabbis aren't Netanyahu's lackeys'

'National Religious rabbis aren't Netanyahu's lackeys'

Officials blast PM's call to national religious rabbis to back him in face of police investigation. 'He ignores us - until he needs us.'Uzi Baruch, 26/12/2017 11:29
Netanyahu to demand support from religious Zionist rabbis?

Netanyahu to demand support from religious Zionist rabbis?

PM reportedly seeking to prevent religious Zionist rabbis from abandoning him if police recommend he be indicted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/12/2017 22:52
'Shas party dictated who would be the city's rabbi'

'Shas party dictated who would be the city's rabbi'

Tiberias residents say Shas party forced Shas rabbi on them, promise to remain loyal to beloved yet unofficial city rabbi.Benny Tucker, 22/11/2017 14:11
Joint Service Ordinance open to change

Joint Service Ordinance open to change

Chief of Staff listens attentively to rabbis remarks, makes clear that order may be updated in accordance with their suggestions.Mordechai Sones, 07/11/2017 21:31
Religious Zionist rabbis may weigh ban on officers' course

Religious Zionist rabbis may weigh ban on officers' course

Religious Zionist rabbis say IDF must change coed combat policies, Beit El Yeshiva dean refuses to attend meeting with IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/11/2017 10:55
Ethiopian community's new rabbi is hesder yeshiva graduate

Ethiopian community's new rabbi is hesder yeshiva graduate

Chief Ethiopian Jewish rabbi retires, new rabbi learned in Religious Zionist yeshivas and published over ten books.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/09/2017 11:48
Rabbis arrested for fraud sent to house arrest

Rabbis arrested for fraud sent to house arrest

The 4 are suspected of fraudulently obtaining police 'fitness certificates' that qualify them for the post of 'City Rabbi.'Ido ben Porat, 06/09/2017 21:20
Four rabbis arrested for fraud, breach of trust

Four rabbis arrested for fraud, breach of trust

Police arrest 4 rabbis from various cities on suspicion of fraudulently obtaining 'fitness certificates' qualifying them for title 'rabbi'Mordechai Sones, 06/09/2017 13:59
Rabbis seek pope’s cooperation in fighting Islamic extremism

Rabbis seek pope’s cooperation in fighting Islamic extremism

International rabbinical delegation presents Pope Francis with document by Israeli rabbinate and Diaspora rabbis on cooperation.JTA, 31/08/2017 22:33
Over 1,500 rabbis take stand against BDS

Over 1,500 rabbis take stand against BDS

More than 1,500 Orthodox rabbis from across US join Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce call to support Israel's effort to combat BDS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/08/2017 10:17
Tel Aviv yeshiva prepares Ethiopian scholars for rabbinate

Tel Aviv yeshiva prepares Ethiopian scholars for rabbinate

Former chief rabbi visits new yeshiva founded to prepare young Ethiopian Torah scholars for rabbinic ordination..Yoni Kempinski, 28/07/2017 11:50