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Rabbi Zvi Rimon appointed as Chief Rabbi of Gush Etzion Regional Council

Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau, on Rabbi Zvi Rimon: He is a pearl amongst you.

Rabbi Zvi Rimon appointed as Chief Rabbi of Gush Etzion

On Jerusalem Day: Songs for the recovery of Chief Rabbi's wife

At Jerusalem Day event, singer Avraham Fried dedicates song to recovery of Rebbetzin Tzippora Lau, wife of Chief Rabbi David Lau.

On Jerusalem Day: Songs for the recovery of Chief Rabbi's wifeplayer

Chief Rabbi: Obey instructions at Meron

Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau says following last year's deadly disaster, visitors to Meron should obey all security instructions.

Chief Rabbi: Obey instructions at Meron

Watch: Thousands attend Independence Day prayer at the Western Wall

Thousands marked Independence Day with a festive evening prayer at the Western Wall with the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau.

Thousands attend Independence Day prayer at the Western Wallplayer

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

Converts threaten to demonstrate against Chief Rabbinate

Converts to Judaism write to Chief Rabbi Lau after he refuses to sign conversion certificates in fight against government conversion reform.

Converts threaten to demonstrate against Chief Rabbinate

Israel's Chief Rabbi Lau visits Ukrainian refugees in Moldova

Chief Rabbi David Lau visits refugees and humanitarian volunteers in Moldova, accompanies 150 Ukrainian refugees back to Israel.

Israel's Chief Rabbi Lau visits Ukrainian refugees in Moldova

Chief Rabbi pays surprise visit to conversion court

Rabbi David Lau visits Kiryat Gat conversion court in light of attempts to pass conversion reforms.

Chief Rabbi pays surprise visit to conversion court

Israeli chief rabbi visits UAE

Chief Rabbi of Israel invited by Rabbi of the UAE to meet with the growing Jewish community throughout the Emirates.

Israeli chief rabbi visits UAE

Chief Rabbi Lau: The Knesset won't decide who is a Jew

"A Jew is someone who commits to Torah observance, regardless of any legislation the Knesset may pass."

Chief Rabbi Lau: The Knesset won't decide who is a Jew

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"

Chief rabbi responds to haredi author's suicide

'Indecent acts must be uprooted and eradicated completely - complain to the relevant authorities,' Chief Rabbi Lau says.

Chief rabbi responds to haredi author's suicide

Chief rabbis pen letter against kashrut reforms

Rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef call proposed kashrut reforms an attempt to destroy Jewishness of State of Israel.

Chief rabbis pen letter against kashrut reforms

Chief rabbi wants exhumation of missionary who posed as haredi

Rabbi David Lau pushing for removal of remains of Christian missionary who posed as a haredi Jew from Jerusalem cemetery.

Chief rabbi wants exhumation of missionary who posed as haredi

Chief Rabbis lead protest against kashrut reforms

Rabbis from all over Israel gather to protest against reforms they say would 'destroy' kashrut system in Israel.

Chief Rabbis lead protest against kashrut reforms

Chief Rabbi Lau opposes kashrut reforms

Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi writes to Religious Affairs Minister: 'Those behind reforms are the ones who try to destroy State's Jewish character.'

Chief Rabbi Lau opposes kashrut reforms

First publication: Chief Rabbi's deal with Religious Affairs Minister

Rabbi David Lau will continue to serve as a judge after his term ends in exchange for not opposing kashrut reforms.

First publication: Chief Rabbi's deal with Minister Kahana

Chief Rabbi: We are not meeting the obligation to bring our boys home

Rabbi David Lau at seminar in memory of Hadar Goldin: I can't look his father in the eye.

'We are not meeting the obligation to bring our boys home'

Chief Rabbi calls for changes at Meron

Rabbi David Lau says state must act to impose 'order' at religious site where 45 were killed last week.

Chief Rabbi calls for changes at Meron

Rabbi David Lau urges: Come to Meron early, leave for home early

Rabbi David Lau, Chief Rabbi of Israel, calls on public to leave Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's gravesite early on Friday.

Chief rabbi urges: Come to Meron early, leave for home early

Chief Rabbi Lau to Halimi family: Sarah was murdered twice

Israeli Chief Rabbi writes to family of woman killed in France after murderer not tried. 'All who pity the cruel end up cruel to the just.'

Chief Rabbi Lau to Halimi family: Sarah was murdered twice

Rabbinical court judge suspended after refusing COVID vaccine

Chief Rabbi of Israel suspends judge from rabbinate conversion court after judge refused to get COVID vaccination.

Rabbinical court judge suspended after refusing COVID vaccine

Live: Global day of prayer for COVID pandemic

Chief Rabbi David Lau prays at Rachel's Tomb for end to pandemic amidst high morbidity numbers.

Live: Global day of prayer for COVID pandemicplayer

Chief Rabbi Lau calls for fast day over COVID crisis

Rabbi David Lau calls for worldwide day of fasting and prayer on Thursday in response to growing number of COVID-19 cases.

Chief Rabbi Lau calls for fast day over COVID crisis

Vaccines on Shabbat? This is the position of Chief Rabbi David Lau

Chief Rabbi says permission to vaccinate in Shabbat will be considered when vaccinations are given in all hours of the day during the week.

Vaccines on Shabbat? This is the position of the Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Lau condemns desecration of Holy Ark in Homesh

Israel Chief Rabbi David Lau to Defense Minister Gantz after evacuation of yeshiva in Homesh: 'Difficult sights unfitting for Jewish state.'

Rabbi Lau condemns desecration of Holy Ark in Homesh

Chief Rabbi: Allow marriages under health guidelines

Rabbi David Lau writes to PM, Health Minister on behalf of couples who cannot get married under current lockdown.

Chief Rabbi: Allow marriages under health guidelines

Chief Rabbi David Lau: 'The people won't accept closing synagogues on Yom Kippur'

Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau warns Prime Minister Netanyahu that Israelis will not obey orders to close synagogues during Yom Kippur.

'The people won't accept closing synagogues on Yom Kippur'

Time to fortify the Rabbanut

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel can help be a guiding light and hand. It is precisely the centralized authority we all need and seek. Opinion.

Time to fortify the Rabbanut

Chief Rabbi of Israel: If you have the coronavirus, don't fast

Rabbi David Lau urges coronavirus patients and those who may be infected not to fast during Tisha B'Av.

Chief Rabbi of Israel: If you have the coronavirus, don't fast

Rabbi David Lau: 'Praying in synagogues on holidays depends on keeping guidelines today'

Israeli Chief Rabbi David Lau talks about coronavirus restrictions, upcoming fast days, and whether synagogues will be open during holidays.

'Situation during holidays depends on keeping guidelines today'

Fewer than 3,000 active coronavirus patients in Israel

38 patients in serious condition. To date, 13,435 Israelis recovered from coronavirus.

Fewer than 3,000 active coronavirus patients in Israel

Chief Rabbi: Better to pray alone than without precautions

Rabbi David Lau warns all who pray in a minyan must obey Health Ministry instructions to the letter or be guilty of endangering lives.

Chief Rabbi: Better to pray alone than without precautions

Chief Rabbi calls for fast day on Wednesday

Rabbi David Lau calls on Jews to fast or take it upon themselves not to speak on erev Rosh Chodesh Nisan in response to coronavirus.

Chief Rabbi calls for fast day on Wednesday

Chief Rabbi: They attack Beit Din while falsifying facts

Rabbi David Lau attacks politicians taking advantage of election period to confront rabbinical courts.

Chief Rabbi: They attack Beit Din while falsifying facts

'You took the Qassam and turned it into a source of light'

Knesset Speaker, Chief Rabbi take part in Hanukkah event at Sderot Hesder Yeshiva.

'You took the Qassam and turned it into a source of light'

Israeli chief rabbi: We must do all we can to help the Kurds

Rabbi David Lau tells President Rivlin: "It is our moral duty to act immediately, before it is too late."

Israeli chief rabbi: We must do all we can to help the Kurds

Alleged get-refuser: 'Fake news'

'No one in Rabbinate contacted me; Rabbi Lau is my wife's relative.' Chief Rabbi Lau's Office: 'We'll continue to fight get refusal.'

Alleged get-refuser: 'Fake news'player

Chief Rabbi of Israel visits Chabad of Poway

Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi David Lau 'moved' by Seeach Sod rep's message to Chabad of Poway.

Chief Rabbi of Israel visits Chabad of Powayplayer

PM promises Rabbi Lau: Tomb of the Patriarchs will be accessible

Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron to be made wheelchair accessible in the coming months, PM promises Chief Rabbi.

PM promises Rabbi Lau: Tomb of the Patriarchs will be accessible