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Prayer Rally for Kidnapped Teens Held in Hevron

Rabbi David Lau, teen's grandfather Rabbi Amram Yifrah, show immense gratitude for nationwide support and IDF efforts at prayer gathering.Tova Dvorin, 6/18/2014, 8:49 PM

Govt. to Fund Shemittah Observance

The government is to set aside NIS 100 million in funding to help promote proper observance of the seventh-year shemittah sabbatical.Yosef Berger, 6/1/2014, 9:02 AM

Chief Rabbis Asked 'Help Jailed Son Keep Shabbat'

Father of 'price tag' suspect writes Chief Rabbis following reports of serious abuse of youths, including Shabbat desecration.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 5/30/2014, 11:44 AM

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., 5/16/2014, 12:13 AM

Chief Rabbi Lau Visits Yeshiva University

Ashkenazi chief rabbi meets YU President Richard M. Joel, Yeshiva deans at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/10/2014, 9:39 PM

Chief Rabbi Lau Supports Wounded IDF Veterans

Rabbi Lau, himself an IDF major in reserves, visits IDF rehab center ahead of Memorial Day, gives Torah class.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 5/2/2014, 12:46 PM

'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.Ari Yashar, 4/28/2014, 3:57 PM

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.Moshe Cohen, 4/10/2014, 9:27 AM

Chief Rabbi, Hungarian Pres. Discuss Anti-Semitism

Chief Rabbi Lau and Minister Ben-Dahan express concerns in Budapest, ask for Hungary to crack down on terror funding.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 3/26/2014, 2:18 PM

Chief Rabbi Lau Visits Sderot Amid Rockets

Undeterred by the rocket barrage, Rabbi Lau expresses support for residents and soldiers, sends wishes of joy for Purim.Ari Yashar, 3/14/2014, 2:15 PM

Chief Rabbis: No Firecrackers Ahead of Purim

Rabbis note the firecrackers are life-threatening and that the Torah forbids purposely endangering one's life.Tova Dvorin , 3/4/2014, 5:18 PM

Prayer Session for Rain at Western Wall in 9 Days

Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi David Lau announces a mass prayer to end Israel's drought, to coincide with the Fast of Esther.Tova Dvorin , 3/4/2014, 12:29 PM

Rabbi Lau: We'll Act to Reverse Danish Ban

Israeli officials react to Denmark’s decision to ban kosher slaughter as of next week. Bennett: "We stand behind the Jewish community."Elad Benari, 2/14/2014, 1:13 AM

Chief Rabbi Asks US Envoy: Have Mercy on Pollard

Rabbi David Lau told US Ambassador Shapiro: 'This is one of the most painful subjects for us.'Gil Ronen, 2/5/2014, 5:32 PM

Second Brother in Tragic Family Poisoning Wakes Up

Second of critically ill brothers wakes up and communicates with his family. Boys poisoned by pesticide that killed sisters.Maayana Miskin, 1/30/2014, 1:02 PM

Chief Rabbi Asks: Don't Fight over Shemittah

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi speaks at conference of 400 rabbis about upcoming shemittah sabbatical year, which raises controversial issues.Ari Yashar, 1/23/2014, 8:27 PM

Yesh Atid No. 2 Attempts Peace with Chief Rabbis

Yesh Atid minister steps in to pacify Chief Rabbis after party head Yair Lapid called to fire them both.Maayana Miskin, 1/14/2014, 6:04 PM

MK Slams 'Communist' Lapid

In contrast to Jewish Home MK's attack on 'Comrade Lapid's' threats against Chief Rabbinate, Bennett notably silent.Ari Yashar, 1/13/2014, 12:00 PM

Hareidi MKs: Lapid Exhibiting Megalomania

Hareidi-religious MKs slam Finance Minister Yair Lapid over his remarks that he will work to fire Israel’s Chief Rabbis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2014, 4:46 AM

Lapid: Fire the Chief Rabbis

Finance Minister promises to fire Israel's chief rabbis over ruling that Jewish law forbids religious girls from enlisting in the IDF.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/10/2014, 8:29 PM

Chief Rabbinate Says No To Religious Women in IDF

Rabbinate forbids religious female recruits, warning enlistment threatens Jewish nature of Israel. Hatnua MK Stern opposes.Ari Yashar, 1/9/2014, 8:47 PM

Chief Rabbi Visits Religious Zionist Rav Kook Home

Rabbi Lau to attend and speak at event this Saturday night on the Torah and love of Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel).Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2013, 8:22 AM

Tzohar: Release List of Approved Diaspora Rabbis

Rabbi David Stav, Tzohar's director, calls on Rabbinate to released list of rabbis abroad who can legally determine Jewish status.Tova Dvorin, 11/11/2013, 9:33 PM

Next Sabbath Dedicated to Honoring IDF Wounded

Chief Rabbi Lau joins Bnei Akiva initiative to dedicate the Sabbath on which the Torah portion of "Vayishlach" is read to wounded soldiers.Ari Yashar, 11/6/2013, 5:19 PM

New Chief Rabbinate Council Members Sworn In

Fourteen new members sworn into Chief Rabbinate Council amid calls for national unification, criticism of new "Tzohar" law.Ari Yashar, 10/31/2013, 6:08 PM

Meat Producer in Hot Water Over Animal Abuses

Lawsuits, investigations, recriminations, and a possible loss of its kosher status are the results of a TV expose on a meat processing plantDavid Lev, 10/31/2013, 3:21 PM

Chief Rabbi Praises Gush Katif Deportees

Chief Rabbi David Lau expresses his admiration at spiritual, mental strength of Jews expelled from Gaza, in a tour of their new communities.Ari Soffer, 10/23/2013, 7:07 PM

Rabbi Lau: Meeting to Assure a Peaceful Yom Kippur

A meeting between Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi David Lau and Archbishop Elias Chacour will keep the peace on Yom Kippur, the rabbi saidDavid Lev, 9/12/2013, 2:47 PM

Chief Rabbi Visits Market in Tzrifin

During a visit to a market in Tzrifin, Chief Rabbi Lau inspected the kashrut system & listened to workers talk about the problems they face.Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/21/2013, 2:25 PM

Peres Welcomes New Chief Rabbis, Snubs Old Ones

Peres welcomes new Chief Rabbis of Israel in formal ceremony; outgoing Chief Rabbis not invited.Maayana Miskin, 8/14/2013, 1:25 PM

Bennett: Stop the Witchhunt!

Bayit Yehudi head slams media for attacking Rabbi Lau over allegedly "racist" comments.Maayana Miskin, 7/30/2013, 3:41 PM

New Chief Rabbi in Racism Scandal

Just days into his new job, Ethiopian-Israeli MK accuses Rabbi David Lau of racism, over comments made about African footballers.Maayana Miskin, 7/30/2013, 2:31 PM

Rabbi Lau: Terrorist Release Could Endanger Israel

Newly-elected Chief Rabbi warns that gov't plan to release terrorists in advance of talks with the PA is "dangerous" and "insensitive"David Lev, 7/28/2013, 4:24 PM

Rabbi Lau Visits Wounded Chabad Rabbi

New Chief Rabbi visits Chabad emissary who was shot in Russia.Maayana Miskin, 7/28/2013, 2:03 PM

Netanyahu Meets New Chief Rabbis

Tells newly elected rabbis: "You are, first and foremost, the rabbis of the non-religious public.”Gil Ronen, 7/25/2013, 7:27 PM

Rabbi Lau: My Son's Victory - Message to the Nazis

Former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau reacts to his son’s election.Yoni Kempinski and A7 staff, 7/25/2013, 8:42 AM

Rabbi Lau: I am Everyone's Rabbi

Rabbi David Lau, the new Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi, says he wishes to create a society whose members respect one another and respect Judaism.Elad Benari, 7/25/2013, 2:14 AM

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.Maayana Miskin, 7/24/2013, 8:42 AM

Olmert to Mayors: Vote for Rabbi Lau

Former PM calls to vote for ‘personal friend’ Rabbi Lau. Sources close to race say Olmert’s support unhelpful.Maayana Miskin, 7/5/2013, 12:25 PM