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Rabbi David Stav: Proud to have a Shabbat-observant prime minister

Rabbi David Stav: Proud to have a Shabbat-observant prime minister

Chairman of Tzohar rabbinical organization says his organization stays out of politics, but is proud to have a religious prime minister.Yoni Kempinski, 17/06/2021 17:41
Prayer in honor of children returning to synagogues

Prayer in honor of children returning to synagogues

With corona restrictions lifted, Tzohar drafts special prayer for the return of children to the synagoguesArutz Sheva, 04/06/2021 15:30
Ohr Torah Stone, Tzohar prepare for hundreds of Purim celebrations

Ohr Torah Stone, Tzohar prepare for hundreds of Purim celebrations

400 individual megillah readings in over 200 different communities across Israel in accordance with government COVID restrictions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/02/2021 20:19
Tzohar launches 'end of life' advisory service

Tzohar launches 'end of life' advisory service

As number of coronavirus fatalities continues to rise, Tzohar Rabbinical Organization unveils new program for end of life ethical issues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/01/2021 14:33
Watch: Live panel on 'vaccination dilemma'

Watch: Live panel on 'vaccination dilemma'

Tzohar and Arutz Sheva hold special broadcast: The vaccination dilemma: Covid-19 vaccine from ethical, medical and halachic perspectives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/12/2020 20:00
Tzohar Rabbinical organization: Close the synagogues

Tzohar Rabbinical organization: Close the synagogues

Religious Zionist rabbinical organization calls on government to listen to Coronavirus Czar, synagogues to act responsibly during lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/09/2020 16:29
Tzoar rabbis call to move up end of Daylight Saving Time

Tzoar rabbis call to move up end of Daylight Saving Time

'Moving clocks back will make praying outside easier for those fasting on Yom Kippur,' Tzohar rabbi says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/09/2020 12:15
As coronavirus pandemic continues, Jewish groups take holiday prayers outside

As coronavirus pandemic continues, Jewish groups take holiday prayers outside

Two Orthodox organizations coordinate small, outdoor prayer groups across Israel for the upcoming holiday season.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/09/2020 10:08
Tzohar composes prayer for parents to recite for safety of new IDF recruits

Tzohar composes prayer for parents to recite for safety of new IDF recruits

Tzohar Rabbinical Organization has composed a special prayer for parents to recite for the safety of their children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/08/2020 14:14
Did my late father officiate at your wedding?

Did my late father officiate at your wedding?

The daughter of Rabbi Daniel Beller, who married off hundreds of couples, is asking people to send in videos of their weddings.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 19/07/2020 22:03
Tzohar rabbis call on at-risk groups not to attend synagogue

Tzohar rabbis call on at-risk groups not to attend synagogue

Tzohar rabbinic org.: Anyone at risk, even the slightest, should stay away from the synagogue.Hezki Baruch, 25/06/2020 10:36
Tzohar offers solution for those purchasing new utensils during lockdown

Tzohar offers solution for those purchasing new utensils during lockdown

Tzohar rabbis advocate halachic sale of new utensils for Passover under coronavirus lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/03/2020 11:16
Tzohar volunteers to say Kaddish in place of mourners in quarantine

Tzohar volunteers to say Kaddish in place of mourners in quarantine

Tzohar Rabbinical Organization offers online resource for mourners unable to attend synagogue services due to Coronavirus quarantine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/03/2020 16:22
Tzohar rabbis receive unexpected support

Tzohar rabbis receive unexpected support

Ministry of Religious Services: Tzohar team among top experts and professionals in field.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/12/2019 15:30
'Most Israelis seek to connect to their heritage'

'Most Israelis seek to connect to their heritage'

Tzohar to hold 350 free, public, Yom Kippur prayer services around Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/10/2019 14:47
Tzohar announces development of Tel Aviv center

Tzohar announces development of Tel Aviv center

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: “Tzohar does what we need to do in this particular day and age.”Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/09/2019 12:56
'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
Tzohar annual Shavuot learning programs go global

Tzohar annual Shavuot learning programs go global

Hundreds of learning sessions organized by Tzohar to take place across Israel and beyond.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/06/2019 14:02
Over 90,000 expected to join national Megillah campaign on Purim

Over 90,000 expected to join national Megillah campaign on Purim

Tzohar, Ohr Torah Stone organize mass national Megillah reading with 500 locations for Purim, with 90,000 participants expected.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/03/2019 14:42
'We have a friend in the White House, but the freeze continues'

'We have a friend in the White House, but the freeze continues'

Senior Tzohar Rabbinical Organization member Uri Shecter explains reason he is running with Bennett and Shaked.Benny Toker, 04/03/2019 13:52
Chief Rabbi says some Religious Zionist groups hurting Rabbinate

Chief Rabbi says some Religious Zionist groups hurting Rabbinate

Rabbi Dovid Lau says that liberal Religious Zionist organizations 'using resources to harm the Rabbinate and distance it from the public'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/12/2018 19:11
Bringing Rosh Hashana to the public

Bringing Rosh Hashana to the public

Initiative will enable wider Israeli public to hear the Shofar blasts by holding Rosh Hashana activities in public parks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/08/2018 20:03
MK Smotrich and Tzohar clash over kashrut bill

MK Smotrich and Tzohar clash over kashrut bill

Jewish Home MK responds to Tzohar kashrut initiative head after his kashrut bill blocked. 'Not everything is kosher in war on rabbinate.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/08/2018 17:36
Forbidden by Rabbinate yet approved by Tzohar

Forbidden by Rabbinate yet approved by Tzohar

Chief Rabbinate informs public: Artichoke forbidden for consumption by Rabbinate served in restaurant holding Tzohar kosher certification.Mordechai Sones, 18/07/2018 18:16
Another 'Aroma Cafe' branch comes under Tzohar supervision

Another 'Aroma Cafe' branch comes under Tzohar supervision

Previously non-kosher cafe in Tel Aviv joins Tzohar kashrut supervision program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2018 16:55
Tzohar kashrut: 'People vote with their feet'

Tzohar kashrut: 'People vote with their feet'

Head of Tzohar kashrut responds to AG's decision against private kosher authorites, says Chief Rabbinate 'fears competition'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2018 11:19
Tzohar's kashrut agency suffers a major blow

Tzohar's kashrut agency suffers a major blow

Attorney General rules restaurants cannot display certificates from kashrut organizations other than the Chief Rabbinate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/07/2018 20:24
Diaspora restaurants seek Tzohar kashrut certification

Diaspora restaurants seek Tzohar kashrut certification

Tzohar distributes booklets in synagogues throughout Israel on how to keep kosher while vacationing abroad.Ido Ben Porat, 15/06/2018 13:45
Online post draws backlash in support of new Kashrut supervision

Online post draws backlash in support of new Kashrut supervision

Pro-Rabbinate NGO ripped over calls to boycott restaurant using alternate Kosher supervision as Israelis voice support for Tzohar Kashrut.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/04/2018 11:39
58% of diners who do not keep kosher prefer alternative kashrut

58% of diners who do not keep kosher prefer alternative kashrut

MK Elazar Stern welcomes Tzohar rabbis alternative kashrut system. 'Current kashrut system doesn't enhance respect for Israel's Jewishness.'Mordechai Sones, 26/02/2018 19:42
'Tzohar shows contempt for law with new kashrut authority'

'Tzohar shows contempt for law with new kashrut authority'

Chief Rabbinate angered at rabbinical group for establishing alternative kashrut authority.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/02/2018 17:17
Kosher competition? Tzohar launches new Kashrut authority

Kosher competition? Tzohar launches new Kashrut authority

Rabbinical group opens alternative Kashrut authority to certify Israeli restaurants, ending Rabbinate monopoly on certification.Yoni Kempinski, 26/02/2018 13:02
Historic partnership between Tzohar and Tel Aviv Rabbinate

Historic partnership between Tzohar and Tel Aviv Rabbinate

Agreement paves way for more couples to embrace halakhic marriages.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/01/2018 06:06
Tzohar, Emunah to train female kashrut supervisors

Tzohar, Emunah to train female kashrut supervisors

National-religious rabbinical and women's organizations join forces to create new program to teach women to be kashrut supervisors.Gary Willig, 15/11/2017 16:19
Challenging Rabbinate, Tzohar certifies Four Species as Kosher

Challenging Rabbinate, Tzohar certifies Four Species as Kosher

Tzohar Rabbinical Organization certifies four species as Kosher for the first time, ahead of new Kashrut label launch.Tzvi Lev, 04/10/2017 16:44
Outreach services for High Holidays to reach 70,000 Israelis

Outreach services for High Holidays to reach 70,000 Israelis

Tzohar Rabbinical Organization and Yachad Ohr Torah Stone to provide shofar blowing, holiday services in hundreds of towns and cities.JTA, 19/09/2017 17:32
Rabbinate threatens Tzohar rabbi

Rabbinate threatens Tzohar rabbi

Chief Rabbinate warns Rabbi Stav he could lose position as city rabbi if he provides unapproved Kashrut certification.Tzvi Lev, 18/09/2017 10:15
Deri lashes out against religious Zionist rabbis

Deri lashes out against religious Zionist rabbis

Shas chairman compares religious Zionist community to Reform movement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/08/2017 20:37
Tzohar: Israeli couples embrace  rabbinical prenup

Tzohar: Israeli couples embrace rabbinical prenup

The initiative is designed to reduce the amount of 'trapped women.'JTA, 07/08/2017 17:41
Tzohar: 2,000 have signed new prenuptial agreement

Tzohar: 2,000 have signed new prenuptial agreement

Rabbinical organization says some 2,000 have signed agreement meant to curb get refusal. Some rabbis have called not to sign agreement.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 06/08/2017 12:57
Israeli program brings religious, secular together on Shavuot

Israeli program brings religious, secular together on Shavuot

Shavuot classes in Israeli homes meant to bring religious, secular neighbors togetherJTA, 30/05/2017 17:25
'Comptroller report highlights need for kashrut privatization'

'Comptroller report highlights need for kashrut privatization'

Head of Tzohar rabbinic organization says Comptroller report showing problems in kashrut industry shows need for urgent reform.Gary Willig, 16/05/2017 20:49
'If there is danger to life, it is an obligation to force-feed'

'If there is danger to life, it is an obligation to force-feed'

Rabbi Yuval Cherlow, head of Ethics field at Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, speaks with Arutz Sheva about terrorist hunger strike.Shimon Cohen, 18/04/2017 22:28
'It's heartbreaking - but the Supreme Court is right'

'It's heartbreaking - but the Supreme Court is right'

Can bereaved parents use their dead son's sperm to have grandchildren against his widow's wishes?Uzi Baruch, 04/04/2017 13:44
Watch: Rabbi Stav explains his new Kashrut system

Watch: Rabbi Stav explains his new Kashrut system

Head of Tzohar rabbinic organization explains his plan to introduce competition into kashrut industry.Yoni Kempinsky, 29/03/2017 22:19
'We want to make kashrut more efficient: Is that so bad?'

'We want to make kashrut more efficient: Is that so bad?'

Head of Tzohar rabbinic movement questions why call to reform kashrut supervision called a 'disaster.'Hezki Baruch, 29/03/2017 15:37
Rabbi Ariel: Tzohar leading Israel to disaster

Rabbi Ariel: Tzohar leading Israel to disaster

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi tells Arutz Sheva plans by Tzohar rabbinic group to privatize kosher supervision would be 'disaster for Judaism'.Benny Toker, David Rosenberg, 29/03/2017 12:23
Purim readings aim to bridge Israel’s religious-secular divide

Purim readings aim to bridge Israel’s religious-secular divide

Over 400 'neutral' locations across Israel to have Megillah readings on Purim for both religious and secular Israelis.JTA, 09/03/2017 15:41
'Rabbis shouldn't destroy the Chief Rabbinate's framework'

'Rabbis shouldn't destroy the Chief Rabbinate's framework'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, Rabbi of Ramat Gan, slammed efforts to undermine the Rabbinate's kashrut system and privatize kashrut certification.Yoel Domb, 06/03/2017 20:46
'This harms the Rabbinate and the state's Jewish character'

'This harms the Rabbinate and the state's Jewish character'

National Union party warns kashrut reforms will divide country, harm the Jewish character of the state.Uzi Baruch, 02/03/2017 15:41
PM Netanyahu: Tzohar 'ensures Jewish identity of Israel'

PM Netanyahu: Tzohar 'ensures Jewish identity of Israel'

Prime Minister Netanyahu sent letter to Tzohar on its 10th anniversary, stating that they 'transmit Jewish tradition to future generations'.Orly Harari, 25/01/2017 16:46
'To refuse to bury homosexuals is to show contempt for the dead'

'To refuse to bury homosexuals is to show contempt for the dead'

Head of Tzohar organization slams report alleging that a burial society is refusing to bury homosexual individuals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/01/2017 11:11
Tzohar rabbis: Prohibit stores from opening on Shabbat

Tzohar rabbis: Prohibit stores from opening on Shabbat

Tzohar rabbinic organization called on government to prohibit stores opening on Shabbat as 'it is central component of Israel's identity.'Yedidia Ben Or, 05/01/2017 15:08
Tzohar campaigns for access for blind to synagogues

Tzohar campaigns for access for blind to synagogues

This coming Shabbat , as we read about our Forefather Yitzchak losing his sight, Tzohar will call attention to needs of blind in synagogues., 30/11/2016 21:16
Democracy and Judaism in the State of Israel

Democracy and Judaism in the State of Israel

Watch: Rabbi David Stav, Rabbi of Shoham and Head of Tzohar, speaks about Judaism and Jewish identity.ILTV, 30/11/2016 03:31
Graffiti and knife found near Ra'anana Reform synagogue

Graffiti and knife found near Ra'anana Reform synagogue

Graffiti accusing of blasphemy and a knife were found in front of a Reform synagogue this morning in Ra’anana.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/11/2016 10:46
Tzohar set to perform 650 weddings in September

Tzohar set to perform 650 weddings in September

Record-breaking number of weddings to be performed this month by organization that claims to be "non-judgmental" alternative to Rabbinate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/09/2016 16:29