Chief Rabbi calls world Jews home for PassoverRabbi Lau in special message to Arutz Sheva readers: 'To those who can't but want to, and those who can but don't want to, Israel awaits.'
Chief Rabbi appeals to release Meir Ettinger for son's britResponding to letter by Jewish administrative detainee's wife, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi David Lau appeals to Israel Prison Service.
Attorney General: Mikveh law is unconstitutionalAvichai Mandelblit says bill violates individuals' freedom of religion, Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi discusses modesty and privacy issues.
Looking for new agreement with ReformAgriculture Minister Uri Ariel, Chief Rabbi David Lau discuss how to best oppose moves to officially recognize Reform, change Kotel status.
Exposed: Deri's attempt to seize the Chief RabbinateArutz Sheva has learned Shas head Deri is trying to pick next Chief Rabbinate director, against position of Chief Rabbi Lau and protocol.
Meeting between Netanyahu and chief rabbis canceledScheduled meeting on allocation of a non-Orthodox prayer space at the Kotel abruptly canceled.
Reform Kotel clash reaches a climaxChief Rabbis to meet PM demanding he cancel new prayer space and recognition of Reform, as Minister Ariel skips gov't meeting in protest.
Muslim leaders in Israel condemn synagogue arsonHead of Muslim leaders in Israel calls Chief Rabbi to denounce 'disaster' and express hope arsonists will be found and prosecuted.
Chief Rabbi goes to strengthen HevronRabbi Lau meets with Cave of Machpelah heads to discuss ways to boost hold over the ancient site, strengthens Hevron/Kiryat Arba Jews.
Hotel Synagogue turns into a massage parlorOffering free massages to marathon runners during last Friday's race, Leonardo Hotel mistakenly turns its Synagogue into a massage parlor.
Outrage over video showing celebration of Duma arsonChief Rabbi, politicians denounce video in which extremists celebrate Duma arson. "This isn't Judaism," says Rabbi Lau.
Chief Rabbi Lau: Temple Mount is not a place for toursRabbi David Lau explains why he thinks Jews should refrain from ascending to the Mount, and opines about the Women of the Wall.
Chief Rabbi slams Bennett for Conservative school visitAshkenazic Chief Rabbi David Lau criticizes Jewish Home head for 'recognizing a path that distances Jews from the Jewish people.'
Watch: Chief Rabbi at Kotel Hanukkah lighting'Here we want to build up the walls,' says Rabbi Lau, recalling how a handful of Jews defeated myriads 'bringing in a foreign outlook.'
Arabs Who Spat At, Kicked Terror Victim to be ProsecutedArab passersby laughed at, kicked, and hit Adelle Banita-Bennett, as she ran for her life with stab wounds, and as her husband lay dead.
Arab Witnesses Laughed, Spat at Wounded Terror VictimWidow of Aharon Banita-Bennett described the savagery of Arab passersby, who laughed as she fought death.
Chief Rabbi: Who Will Bless the Orphans on Shabbat?Rabbi Lau takes part in funeral, emphasizing connection to the land and quoting Psalms in a call for redemption.
Chief Rabbi Lau: The Entire Nation is Crying'Despite the awful pain we will continue to pray to merit soon the redemption of the people of Israel,' Chief Rabbi Lau says after murder.
Chief Rabbis Urge Religious Leaders to Condemn ViolenceRabbis David Lau, Yitzhak Yosef warn interfaith leaders they expect all faiths to uphold right to worship at holy sites, i.e. Temple Mount.
Watch: An Emotional Meeting on Kibbutz Beit HashitaChief Rabbi visits Kibbutz Beit Hashita and meets Hanoch Albleck, singer of legendary 'Unetane Tokef.'
Chief Rabbi Upset by Sabbath Cinema in JerusalemChief Ashkenazic Rabbi says Sabbath is being violated in Ashdod and elsewhere in Israel.
Watch: Chief Rabbi Lau Gets Hero's Welcome in SamariaChief Ashkenazic Rabbi greeted with song and dance at hesder IDF yeshivas, gives strengthening speeches ahead of High Holy Days.
What Does it Take to Become a Mohel?Chief Rabbi David Lau convenes special refresher course for mohelim from across Israel, tells parents to only use mohel with valid license.
Chief Rabbi: Expect Huge Cost Hikes on Meat SoonIsrael could face a major meat shortage for Rosh Hashana due to dispute over honest slaughtering supervision.
Rabbi Lau: Church Arson 'Completely At Odds' with Jewish ValuesSweeping condemnation as police arrest 16 residents of Samaria Thursday afternoon in connection with the fire at a Galilee church.
Chief Rabbi: Rabbi Riskin Won't Be FiredRabbi Lau bemoans media reports taking Efrat chief rabbi's tenure extension talk 'out of proportion,' says no 'political' motive as claimed.
Chief Rabbinate Refuses to Change Temple Mount SignRabbinate refuses to change sign claiming ascending Mount is 'forbidden under Jewish Law,' despite support from major rabbis.
Weinstein to Rabbi Lau: I Hope You're Not Mad at MeAfter denying Chief Rabbi outside representation in kashrut fraud case, Attorney General provides semi-apology to Rabbi Lau.
High Court Rebukes Attorney General over Kashrut SagaAngered Weinstein refused Rabbinate's request for external representation, High Court orders delay in proceedings for Rabbinate to consult.
Ashdod Shopping Center Will Continue Shabbat Operations: OwnersReligious groups in Ashdod are planning a mass protest later this week against a shopping center that has begun operating on Shabbat.
Rabbi Lau: Beware AG's 'Fake Rabbi Kashrut' ProposalA proposal by the Attorney General could cause grievous damage to kosher consumers, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi David Lau said.
Chief Rabbi Lau: Next Year on the Temple MountAt mass priestly blessing, chief rabbis add their blessings to Jewish people; 'Next year may we be blessed up at top of the Mount.'
On Passover Eve, Chief Rabbi Calls for Jewish UnityChief Rabbi David Lau calls on Netanyahu to bridge the religious, communal differences between Israelis ahead of holiday, new Knesset.
Watch: Israel's Chametz Has Been SoldNetanyahu sells leavened goods to a non-Jew ahead of Passover, after intervention by Chief Rabbi Lau.
Chief Rabbi Lau Ensures Highway Building Observes ShemittahRabbi Lau heads down to the field to plan Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway work and make sure it doesn't breach agricultural sabbatical.
Chief Rabbi Lau to Netanyahu: Don't Harm Judaism Like Last Govt.Chief rabbi congratulates Netanyahu, urges him to form government to 'unify people, honor tradition' unlike the outgoing coalition.
Rivlin: Our Roots are Deeply Planted in HevronAt inauguration of visitor's center in Hevron Museum, President Reuven Rivlin highlights Jewish people's connection to the ancient city.
Rabbi Lau: Special Merit for Tel Aviv Bus DriverDriver Herzl Biton was a messenger sent to save lives in Tel Aviv attack, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi says Wednesday.
Chief Rabbi Urges French Jews: Don't Abandon Your FaithChief Rabbi David Lau urges French Jewry to be kinder to one another, keep observing commandments in light of tragedy.
Chief Rabbis Slam Lack of Jewish Values Amid Corruption ScandalHundreds attend annual Halakhic conference in Jerusalem; 'Jewish law requires special conduct in all aspects of public life.'
Chief Rabbi Lau Slams Past Government for Harming JudaismRabbi Lau hopes next govt. cooperates with Chief Rabbinate official religious authority, doesn't keep forcing controversial legislation.
Rabbi Lau Urges Transport Ministry to Stop Shabbat DesecrationAshkenazic Chief Rabbi urges Transport Ministry to ensure that bus drivers keep Shabbat fully.
Can Rivlin and Singer Amir Benayoun Reconcile?Rabbi Benny Lau reveals he is trying to make a bridge between president and singer after cancellation over song on Israeli Arab terrorists.
Chief Rabbi Calls on Muslim Religious Leaders to Condemn AttackChief Rabbi Lau says massacre on Jerusalem synagogue reminiscent of 'pogroms,' calls on Muslim leaders to stop 'cycle of bloodshed.'
Yehuda Glick Recalls Assassination Attempt for the First TimeAshkenazic Chief Rabbi David Lau visits Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick in hospital; 'together we will offer thanksgiving in the Temple.'
Chief Rabbi Thanks 'Ambassadors of the Jewish Nation' in NepalRabbi Lau calls Chabad Rabbi Hezki and Chana Lifschitz, awards them certificate of honor for selfless action in recent tragedies.
How Do the Sick and Pregnant Observe Yom Kippur?Chief Rabbi Lau explains the ins and outs of the Day of Atonement fast, regarding who can eat and how.
Chief Rabbis Decry Mass Christian Prayers Near Temple MountFor first time since liberation of Old City, mass Christian prayer at southern wall of Temple Mount planned for Hoshana Rabbah.
Chief Rabbi Lau Helps Free 'Chained' Woman After 14 YearsAshkenazic Chief Rabbi lauded for breathing 'a new spirit' into the rabbinate, after helping an agunah end her 14-year struggle for divorce.
World Rabbis Warn Israeli Converts Won't Be RecognizedChief Rabbi David Lau meets with rabbis in London, who tell him controversial new conversion bill threatens to split Jewish world.
Thousands Visit the Grave of Israel's First Chief RabbiRabbi Avraham Kook zt''l, visionary founder of religious Zionism, commemorated 79 years after his passing.
Chief Rabbi Lau Pushes Secular-Religious Jewish UnityRabbi Lau in largest education conference questions the concept 'secular,' says all people should be learned from.
Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Lau Visits Injured SoldiersAshkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau on Sunday visited hospitalized IDF soldiers.
Chief Rabbi Explains How to Observe Shabbat Under FireChief Rabbi Lau releases guidelines to help know what is and isn't permissible on Shabbat under threat of Gaza rockets.
Murdered Arab Teen's Family 'Refused' Peres VisitAbu Khder family refused presidential and possibly rabbinical visit as well, took Netanyahu's call 'by accident.'
Chief Rabbi Condemns Murder: 'Not the Way of the Torah'Rabbi Lau sharply condemns murder of Arab teen after confessions made, calls on Arab leaders to stop escalation of violence.
Rabbi Levanon: Death Penalty for Killers of Arab BoyRabbi Elyakim Levanon said that it would be proper to impose the death penalty on the killers of Mohammed Abu Khder.