Prayer Rally for Kidnapped Teens Held in HevronRabbi David Lau, teen's grandfather Rabbi Amram Yifrah, show immense gratitude for nationwide support and IDF efforts at prayer gathering.
Govt. to Fund Shemittah Observance With NIS 100 MillionThe government is to set aside NIS 100 million in funding to help promote proper observance of the seventh-year shemittah sabbatical.
Chief Rabbis Asked 'Help My Jailed Son Keep the Shabbat'Father of 'price tag' suspect writes Chief Rabbis following reports of serious abuse of youths, including Shabbat desecration.
Israel's Chief Rabbi Makes First Official Visit to U.S.Religious Zionists of America sponsored the first official visit to the United States by the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau.
Chief Rabbi Lau Visits Yeshiva UniversityAshkenazi chief rabbi meets YU President Richard M. Joel, Yeshiva deans at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary.
Chief Rabbi Lau Supports Wounded IDF VeteransRabbi Lau, himself an IDF major in reserves, visits IDF rehab center ahead of Memorial Day, gives Torah class.
Fmr. Chief Rabbi 'We Learned Nothing From the Holocaust'Rabbi Yisrael Lau, child survivor turned Israeli chief rabbi, says all Jews are 'survivors', laments Jewish youth going to live in Berlin.
How Can Diabetics 'Survive' the Seder?Chief Ashkenanic Rabbi David Lau has some help for diabetics wondering how they will navigate the caloric challenges of the Seder.
Chief Rabbi, Hungarian President Discuss Anti-SemitismChief Rabbi Lau and Minister Ben-Dahan express concerns in Budapest, ask for Hungary to crack down on terror funding.
Chief Rabbi Lau Visits Sderot Amid RocketsUndeterred by the rocket barrage, Rabbi Lau expresses support for residents and soldiers, sends wishes of joy for Purim.
Ahead of Purim, Chief Rabbis Warn Against FirecrackersRabbis note the firecrackers are life-threatening and that the Torah forbids purposely endangering one's life.
Prayer Session for Rain at Western Wall, on Fast of EstherChief Ashkenazic Rabbi David Lau announces a mass prayer to end Israel's drought, to coincide with the Fast of Esther.
Rabbi Lau: We'll Act to Reverse Danish Slaughter BanIsraeli officials react to Denmark’s decision to ban kosher slaughter as of next week. Bennett: "We stand behind the Jewish community."
Chief Rabbi Asks US Envoy: Have Mercy on PollardRabbi David Lau told US Ambassador Shapiro: 'This is one of the most painful subjects for us.'
Second Brother in Tragic Family Poisoning Wakes UpSecond of critically ill brothers wakes up and communicates with his family. Boys poisoned by pesticide that killed sisters.
Chief Rabbi Lau Asks Rabbis: Don't Fight over ShemittahChief Ashkenazi Rabbi speaks at conference of 400 rabbis about upcoming shemittah sabbatical year, which raises controversial issues.
Yesh Atid No. 2 Attempts Peace with Chief RabbisYesh Atid minister steps in to pacify Chief Rabbis after party head Yair Lapid called to fire them both.
MK Slams 'Communist' LapidIn contrast to Jewish Home MK's attack on 'Comrade Lapid's' threats against Chief Rabbinate, Bennett notably silent.
Hareidi MKs: Lapid Exhibiting MegalomaniaHareidi-religious MKs slam Finance Minister Yair Lapid over his remarks that he will work to fire Israel’s Chief Rabbis.
Lapid: Fire the Chief RabbisFinance Minister promises to fire Israel's chief rabbis over ruling that Jewish law forbids religious girls from enlisting in the IDF.
Chief Rabbinate Says No To Religious Women in IDFRabbinate forbids religious female recruits, warning enlistment threatens Jewish nature of Israel. Hatnua MK Stern opposes.
Chief Rabbi Visits Religious Zionist Rav Kook HouseRabbi Lau to attend and speak at event this Saturday night on the Torah and love of Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel).
Tzohar: Release List of State-Approved Diaspora RabbisRabbi David Stav, Tzohar's director, calls on Rabbinate to released list of rabbis abroad who can legally determine Jewish status.
Chief Rabbi: Next Sabbath Dedicated to Honoring Wounded SoldiersChief Rabbi Lau joins Bnei Akiva initiative to dedicate the Sabbath on which the Torah portion of "Vayishlach" is read to wounded soldiers.
Religion Meets Politics as New Chief Rabbinate Council Sworn InFourteen new members sworn into Chief Rabbinate Council amid calls for national unification, criticism of new "Tzohar" law.
Israeli Meat Producer in Hot Water Over Animal AbusesLawsuits, investigations, recriminations, and a possible loss of its kosher status are the results of a TV expose on a meat processing plant
Chief Rabbi Hails 'Strength of Spirit' of Gush Katif DeporteesChief Rabbi David Lau expresses his admiration at spiritual, mental strength of Jews expelled from Gaza, in a tour of their new communities.
Chief Rabbi Meets Archbishop to Assure a Peaceful Yom KippurA meeting between Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi David Lau and Archbishop Elias Chacour will keep the peace on Yom Kippur, the rabbi said
Chief Rabbi Makes Surprise 2AM Visit to MarketDuring a visit to a market in Tzrifin, Chief Rabbi Lau inspected the kashrut system & listened to workers talk about the problems they face.
Peres Welcomes New Chief Rabbis, Snubs Old OnesPeres welcomes new Chief Rabbis of Israel in formal ceremony; outgoing Chief Rabbis not invited.
Bennett: Stop the Witchhunt!Bayit Yehudi head slams media for attacking Rabbi Lau over allegedly "racist" comments.
New Chief Rabbi in Racism ScandalJust days into his new job, Ethiopian-Israeli MK accuses Rabbi David Lau of racism, over comments made about African footballers.
Rabbi Lau: Terrorist Release Could Endanger IsraelNewly-elected Chief Rabbi warns that gov't plan to release terrorists in advance of talks with the PA is "dangerous" and "insensitive"
Rabbi Lau Visits Wounded Chabad RabbiNew Chief Rabbi visits Chabad emissary who was shot in Russia.
Netanyahu Meets New Chief RabbisTells newly elected rabbis: "You are, first and foremost, the rabbis of the non-religious public.”
Rabbi Lau: My Son's Victory - a Message to the NazisFormer Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau reacts to his son’s election.
Rabbi Lau: I am Everyone's RabbiRabbi David Lau, the new Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi, says he wishes to create a society whose members respect one another and respect Judaism.
Rabbinate Election Today, ‘Truth Will Prevail’The race for Chief Rabbi draws to a close. Rabbi Arusi slams politics, calls to change ‘humiliating’ elections process.
Olmert to Mayors: Vote for Rabbi LauFormer PM calls to vote for ‘personal friend’ Rabbi Lau. Sources close to race say Olmert’s support unhelpful.