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Chief Rabbi Lau sends urgent appeal to Italian Prime Minister

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/09/2019 22:26
Chief Rabbi Lau: Argentinean Jews can vote on Tisha B'Av

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?Hezki Baruch, 28/07/2019 19:52
What Chief Rabbi David Lau really said about the Pittsburgh shooting

What Chief Rabbi David Lau really said about the Pittsburgh shooting

We didn't read the original interview in Hebrew and relied on a translation by Haaretz quoted in the Washington Post. The truth is exactly the opposite of what they claimed. Andrew Silow-Carroll, 01/11/2018 12:01
Chief Rabbi says more female divorce refusers than male ones

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.Tzvi Lev, 03/09/2018 12:21
'Stop public prayers for rain'

'Stop public prayers for rain'

Chief Rabbi of Israel orders special prayer for rain be stopped in public prayers, following recent precipitation.Mordechai Sones, 28/01/2018 16:47
Chief Rabbi: 'Everyone has the right to a secure and happy home'

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2017 21:10
'Sukkot is about bringing people together'

'Sukkot is about bringing people together'

President visits Chief Rabbi's Sukkah, joining relatives of those murdered in Neve Tzuf terror attack.Hezki Baruch, 10/10/2017 12:59
Number of men testing for rabbinate jumps

Number of men testing for rabbinate jumps

40% more men to take upcoming rabbinate tests, rabbinate increases number of graders.Hezki Baruch, 22/03/2017 07:28
Chief Rabbi Lau condemns attacks on Rabbi Havlin

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.Chezky Baruch, 19/09/2016 17:09
Rabbi Lau permitted satellite launch on Shabbat

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.Reut Hadar, 07/09/2016 14:34
Chief Rabbi: Don't sweep child abuse under the rug

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.'Hezki Baruch, 07/08/2016 21:31
Chief Rabbis urged to support secular subjects

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.Shai Landesman, 13/07/2016 14:42
Who will replace the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv?

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?Shoshana Miskin, 11/04/2016 12:40
Chief Rabbi says Kotel allocation a mistake

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."Haim Lev, 06/02/2016 23:11
'We Are Orphans, Who Will Lead Us?'

'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.Adam Ross, 07/10/2013 13:56