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News and updates about Chief Rabbi David Lau

Public asked to pray for recovery of Chief Rabbi's wife

Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau asks public to pray for the recovery of his wife Rebbetzin Feiga Lau.

Public asked to pray for recovery of Chief Rabbi's wife

Chief Rabbi: Israel should give refuge to all in need

"Anyone who flees from the enemy should be able to stay in Israel until he can return home," says Rabbi Lau.

Chief Rabbi: Israel should give refuge to all in need

550 new Bnei Menashe immigrants from India visit Western Wall for the first time

Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau joins hundreds of Bnei Menashe immigrants for their first visit to the Western Wall.

550 new immigrants from India visit Western Wall for first time

Chief Rabbi David Lau to establish special religious court for Ukrainian refugees

Thousands of potential immigrants will have no proof of their Jewish status, having fled their homes without documentation.

Chief Rabbi Lau to establish religious court for refugees

Israel's Chief Rabbi David Lau tests positive for COVID-19

The rabbi's associates say that the rabbi is feeling well and will remain at home until the end of the isolation period.

Chief Rabbi David Lau tests positive for COVID-19

Chief Rabbi Lau: We must validate Walder's victims

Chief Rabbi explains decision to pay shivah call to Walder's family, "people I know personally. But my thoughts are with the victims."

Chief Rabbi Lau: We must validate Walder's victims

Liberman warns Chief Rabbi of consequences for "blackmail"

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman says Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau could be removed from office over conversion letter.

Liberman warns Chief Rabbi of consequences for "blackmail"

Haredi MK rips Avidgor Liberman: You're a borderline antisemite

UTJ chief Moshe Gafni excoriates Liberman, Yoaz Hendel over their calls to fire Chief Rabbi David Lau. 'Liberman learned only how to steal.'

Haredi MK rips Liberman: You're a borderline antisemite

'Fire the Chief Rabbi'

Yisrael Beytenu accuses Chief Rabbi Lau of "crossing a red line," calls on Religious Affairs Minister to summon him to disciplinary hearing.

'Fire the Chief Rabbi'

Chief Rabbi David Lau's letter to the Prime Minister

"It is within your power to prevent an irreparable rift in the Jewish People and stop this conversion reform from advancing."

Chief Rabbi David Lau's letter to the Prime Minister

Chief Rabbis release special Passover guidelines for coronavirus period

Chief Rabbis stress Zoom is not permitted on first and last days of Passover, give instructions regarding pre-Passover preparations.

Chief Rabbis release special Passover guidelines

Chief Rabbis: Don't postpone circumcision because of coronavirus

Chief Rabbis of Israel issue letter stating except in case of infected newborn, there is no reason to postpone Brit Milah.

Chief Rabbis: Don't postpone circumcision because of coronavirus

Chief Rabbi: 'Health Ministry coronavirus prevention guidelines halakhically binding'

Chief Rabbi Lau issues specific prevention guidelines for maintaining Jewish communal and personal life.

Chief Rabbi: 'Health Ministry guidelines obligatory'player

Chief Rabbi Lau sends urgent appeal to Italian Prime Minister

Rabbi Dovid Lau implores Italian PM to stop the demolition of the ancient cemetery in Mantova, where many great Torah scholars are buried.

Chief Rabbi Lau sends urgent appeal to Italian Prime Minister

Chief Rabbi Lau: Argentinean Jews can vote on Tisha B'Av

A mandatory presidential election is taking place in Argentina on Tisha B'Av. Is voting considered a distraction from mourning?

Chief Rabbi Lau: Argentinean Jews can vote on Tisha B'Av

What Chief Rabbi David Lau really said about the Pittsburgh shooting

What Chief Rabbi David Lau really said about the Pittsburgh shooting

Chief Rabbi says more female divorce refusers than male ones

Rabbi Lau says despite narrative, many more males are unable to leave marriages due to recalcitrant wives than the reverse.

Chief Rabbi says more female divorce refusers than male ones

'Stop public prayers for rain'

Chief Rabbi of Israel orders special prayer for rain be stopped in public prayers, following recent precipitation.

'Stop public prayers for rain'

Chief Rabbi: 'Everyone has the right to a secure and happy home'

Dedicating expanded religious women's shelter, Chief Rabbi Lau encourages women, expresses hope they will build new lives and new homes.

Chief Rabbi: 'Everyone has the right to a secure and happy home'

'Sukkot is about bringing people together'

President visits Chief Rabbi's Sukkah, joining relatives of those murdered in Neve Tzuf terror attack.

'Sukkot is about bringing people together'player

Number of men testing for rabbinate jumps

40% more men to take upcoming rabbinate tests, rabbinate increases number of graders.

Number of men testing for rabbinate jumps

Chief Rabbi Lau condemns attacks on Rabbi Havlin

Chief Rabbi David Lau issued a sharp condemnation of the attacks on Kiryat Gat rabbi Moshe Havlin and his family.

Chief Rabbi Lau condemns violent attacks on Rabbi Havlin

Rabbi Lau permitted satellite launch on Shabbat

The ill-fated attempt to launch the 'Amos 6' satellite last Shabbat was sanctioned by the Chief Rabbi as a life-saving concern.

Chief Rabbi Lau permitted satellite launch on Shabbat

Chief Rabbi: Don't sweep child abuse under the rug

'Unfortunately we've recently seen horrific cases in our midst' writes Chief Rabbi Lau, 'burying our head in the sand is not the answer.'

Chief Rabbi: Don't sweep child abuse under the rug

Chief Rabbis urged to support secular subjects

MK Yair Lapid sends letter to Chief Rabbis imploring them to oppose government move to abolish secular studies standards in haredi schools.

Chief Rabbis urged to uphold secular studies for haredi schools

Who will replace the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv?

Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv announces his retirement for next year and the speculation begins: will a Sephardi or Ashkenazi rabbi take over?

Who will replace the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv?

Chief Rabbi says Kotel allocation a mistake

Rabbi Lau said that the real losers from the decision are the Jewish people. "It hurts me to see this, it is a mistake."

Chief Rabbi says Kotel allocation a mistake

'We Are Orphans, Who Will Lead Us?'

Israeli leaders continue to mourn the passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Funeral fixed for 6pm this evening as tearful tributes pour in.

'We Are Orphans, Who Will Lead Us?'player