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On Eve of 3.5-Year Prison Term Former Chief Rabbi Invited to...

28 Tevet 5777 – January 26, 2017
The first item in Metzger's original indictment (before the plea bargain) accused him of selling conversion certificates in exchange for bribes.

Tzohar’s High Holy Day Programs Estimated To Reach over 60,000 in...

8 Tishri 5777 – October 9, 2016
Tzohar 'Praying Together' attendees all receive the same prayer book to make it easier to follow along.

Tzohar Condemns Nullification of Rabbi Lookstein’s Conversions as Chief Rabbi Reverses...

30 Sivan 5776 – July 6, 2016
Rabbi Lookstein, the spiritual leader of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and for many years principal of the Ramaz School, also converted Ivanka Marie Trump.

‘Accessibility Shabbat’ Promoting Attention to Handicapped in Synagogue [video]

21 Kislev 5776 – December 2, 2015
“The reality is that the specific challenges posed by the handicapped are all too often overlooked within our religious community and many of our synagogues and community facilities are not made amenable to the needs of this population.”

Hareidim Keep ‘Liberal’ Zionists in Minority on Rabbinical Courts

29 Elul 5775 – September 13, 2015
Hareidim claimed victory by blocking the appointment of three "liberal religious Zionists" to the country's 12 regional rabbinical courts. There now are 22 judges, 7...

Religious Zionist ‘ Tzohar’ Group Launches ‘Listening Together for Shofar’

22 Elul 5775 – September 6, 2015
The 'Tzohar' organization is launching a new project to encourage secular Jews to 'listen together' to shofar blowing on Rosh Hashana.

Troublemakers?

28 Av 5775 – August 12, 2015
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin of Efrat (R) speaks with Rabbi David Stav. Rabbis Riskin and Stav are part of a group of leading rabbis who...

Tzohar Rabbinic Group Focuses on Anglo Immigrant ‘Fit’

13 Tammuz 5775 – June 30, 2015
The Tzohar rabbinic organization is focusing on how Anglo immigrants "fit" into Israel's mosaic this summer.

Tel Aviv Synagogue Vandalized with Anti-‘Jewish State’ Grafitti

9 Kislev 5775 – November 30, 2014
A synagogue led by a Tzohar rabbi was vandalized with grafitti against the Jewish nation-state law.

Tzohar Provides ‘Power to the People’ and Their IDF Soldiers

1 Av 5774 – July 28, 2014
Tzohar enabled IDF soldiers on the Gaza front to charge their cell phones in time to call home and say 'Shabbat Shalom.'

2 Liberal Orthodox Rabbis Warring over Flipping Fuse on Stormy Shabbat

15 Tevet 5774 – December 18, 2013
A "Beit Hillel" rabbi reported his decision to turn on the electricity on a frozen Shabbat morning, only to be attacked by a "Tzohar" rabbi from his neck of the (snowy) woods.

Rabbi’s Chelsea Clinton Jewish Status Quip Stressing Tear with Reform

10 Kislev 5774 – November 13, 2013
"The problem of assimilation among American Jews is not only an American problem, it's our problem, too."

Tzohar Rabbis Group Says New Law to Help Stop Assimilation

26 Heshvan 5774 – October 29, 2013
The new law that the Knesset passed Monday night to allow couples to register for marriages wherever they want will help prevent civil marriages...

Revolution: Knesset Approves Marriage for Straight Couples

Haredi MK Gafni has long embraced the tactic of resisting unfavorable registration by throwing a tantrum.

Revolutionary Marriage Reform Law Spells End to Haredi Domination

A seemingly minor law on where couples can register for marriage permits passed the Knesset and opens a new era in which Israelis will not be at the mercy of Haredi rabbis’ demands.

Want a Tzohar Rabbi for the Wedding? Avoid Petach Tikvah

3 Elul 5773 – August 8, 2013
The Religious Council of Petach Tikvah, located next to Tel Aviv, is generally known to give problems for couple wanting to get married by...

Ex-Mossad Chief Backs Move to ID Soviet Jews

16 Tammuz 5773 – June 23, 2013
Ephraim HaLevy, former chief of the Mossad, has committed himself to a program which will help certify the Jewish identities of thousands of immigrants,...

Rav Ovadia Calls Tzohar Rav Stav ‘Evil’; Tzohar Replies: Repent

8 Tammuz 5773 – June 16, 2013
The campaign for Chief Rabbi has sunk to the depths even politicians have not reached. Rav Ovadia calls Rav Stav of Tzohar “evil” and Tzohar calls on the Torah sage to “repent.” Next up: Tisha B’Av.

New Chief Rabbi Appointment Pitting Bennett Against Lapid

9 Iyyar 5773 – April 19, 2013
Yesh Atid opposes both the Jewish Home candidate and the tricky legislation his appointment would require.

National Religious Rabbis Support Outsider for Chief Rabbi

5 Tevet 5773 – December 17, 2012
The election of the next chief rabbis will take place after the 19th Knesset is convened.

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