Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau

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Symbolic Synagogue unveiled on site of Nazi Massacre

Symbolic Synagogue unveiled on site of Nazi Massacre

Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center unveils first Jewish prayer space at Babyn Yar, site of massacre of 33,771 Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2021 16:53
For Election Day: The famous 1961 debate over the claim that the 'Jews are a fossil race'

For Election Day: The famous 1961 debate over the claim that the 'Jews are a fossil race'

The debate between historian Dr. Arnold Toynbee,and Israeli Amb to Canada Rabbi Dr. Yaakov Herzog as an accompaniment to elections. Op-ed.Ezequiel Doiny , 23/03/2021 07:09
'Don't try to be lenient with the health rules'

'Don't try to be lenient with the health rules'

Former Chief Rabbi of Israel was apparently infected with COVID before receiving second dose of vaccine. 'I pray at home, follow the rules.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/01/2021 09:37
Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau tests COVID positive, feels well

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau tests COVID positive, feels well

Rabbis Lau tests COVID positive after 2nd vaccine dose, shows no symptoms.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/01/2021 22:39
Rabbi Lau: Learn a lesson from coronavirus - no discrimination

Rabbi Lau: Learn a lesson from coronavirus - no discrimination

Rabbi Lau can't join this year's March of the Living, but shares poignant lesson during the coronavirus outbreak. Arutz Sheva exclusive.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/04/2020 11:13
'There is no logic to anti-Semitism'

'There is no logic to anti-Semitism'

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau at March of the Living: We must show the entire world that we exist and that we are eternal.Yoni Kempinski, 03/05/2019 01:07
Watch: Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau addresses March of the Living

Watch: Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau addresses March of the Living

Holocaust survivor and former Chief Rabbi of Israel says world will not let Jews forget the Holocaust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/04/2018 22:54
Rabbi Lau: On religionization and incitement

Rabbi Lau: On religionization and incitement

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau addresses European Rabbi's conference, need to bring every Jew closer. Implicitly criticizes Tzohar rabbis.Hezki Baruch - Romania, 12/03/2018 22:55
Rabbi Lau relives Holocaust memories 70 years later

Rabbi Lau relives Holocaust memories 70 years later

Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi, a Holocaust survivor, visits Holocaust memorial in Miami.Uzi Baruch, 08/11/2017 17:08
Watch: Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi addresses March of the Living

Watch: Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi addresses March of the Living

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau tells of survival of Judaism in the Nazi death camps.Yoni Kempinski, Poland, 24/04/2017 17:57
'Sonya cooked, Shimon washed the dishes'

'Sonya cooked, Shimon washed the dishes'

Former Chief Rabbi Lau remembers Peres the man: 'We can learn from his how to be stubborn, to stand up for our principles and not give up.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/09/2016 17:05
Lau: Eli Weisel was a man of tremendous faith

Lau: Eli Weisel was a man of tremendous faith

'For forty days he was able to risk his life and put on tefillin in Auschwitz.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/07/2016 14:33
Watch: Don't lose God in the Holocaust too

Watch: Don't lose God in the Holocaust too

Survivor and ex-Chief Rabbi Lau gives a powerful talk during the March of the Living ceremony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2016 20:46
'I Remember How it is to be an Orphaned Child'

'I Remember How it is to be an Orphaned Child'

Holocaust survivor and Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Lau, together with Rabbi Lior, visits parents of Rabbi Henkin to comfort Henkin family.Hezki Baruch, 06/10/2015 22:58
Rabbi Lau: If We Take First Step, God Will do Rest

Rabbi Lau: If We Take First Step, God Will do Rest

Hours before holiest day of the year, Arutz Sheva speaks with Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau on celebrating Yom Kippur to fullest.Yoni Kempinski, 22/09/2015 14:22
New Scrolls for 90-Year-Old Tel Aviv Synagogue

New Scrolls for 90-Year-Old Tel Aviv Synagogue

Tel Aviv's Great Synagogue celebrates its 90th birthday with the introduction of four new Torah scrolls.Yoni Kempinski, 25/08/2015 01:15
Rabbi Lau: Sharon 'Feared Civil War'

Rabbi Lau: Sharon 'Feared Civil War'

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau revealed Tuesday that he had met with then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon a month before the Disengagement.Moshe Cohen, 07/07/2015 14:16
Watch: A Conversation with Former Chief Rabbi

Watch: A Conversation with Former Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau gives tips to rabbis at Barkai Center prize ceremony.Yoni Kempinski, 28/04/2015 06:45
Putin: 'I support the struggle of Israel'

Putin: 'I support the struggle of Israel'

Warm meeting between delegation of rabbis, led by Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, and Russian leader.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 10/07/2014 20:15
Hundreds in Tel Aviv Pray for Kidnapped Students

Hundreds in Tel Aviv Pray for Kidnapped Students

Approximately 700 people gather at the Rabin Square for a prayer vigil for the safe return of the three abducted students.Nir Har Zahav, 16/06/2014 01:12
Rabbi Lau: 'Judaism is the Answer to Nazism'

Rabbi Lau: 'Judaism is the Answer to Nazism'

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, at March of the Living, notes that the Jewish people have a long memory - and that the future lies in its heritage.Tova Dvorin, 28/04/2014 18:32
'We Learned Nothing From the Holocaust'

'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, 28/04/2014 15:57
Rabbi Lau Fights Sabbath Store-Opening

Rabbi Lau Fights Sabbath Store-Opening

Tel Aviv’s renowned rabbi says Sabbath sales bad for workers, families, Jewish unity, and the economy.Maayana Miskin, 17/03/2014 22:20
Rabbi Lau: My Son's Victory - Message to the Nazis

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, 25/07/2013 08:42
Rabbi Lau: Today We Have a Home

Rabbi Lau: Today We Have a Home

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, who survived Buchenwald, in a powerful message to March of the Living participants.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/04/2013 05:15
Rabbi Lau on Holocaust Day: Focus on Life

Rabbi Lau on Holocaust Day: Focus on Life

Rabbi Lau calls to learn about how Jews died, but more importantly, about how they lived.Maayana Miskin, 07/04/2013 13:52
Puah Institute Holds 13th Conference

Puah Institute Holds 13th Conference

This time there was no boycott or ruckus over "women's inclusion."Gil Ronen, 03/01/2013 01:14
Former Israel Chief Rabbi Marks 1942 Nazi Massacre

Former Israel Chief Rabbi Marks 1942 Nazi Massacre

Former Israel Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau joined Rostov's Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in marking the 70th anniversary of a tragic massacre.Hana Levi Julian, 13/08/2012 23:16
Rabbi Lau: Hate Slogans a ’Desecration of HaShem’

Rabbi Lau: Hate Slogans a ’Desecration of HaShem’

The anti-Zionist hate graffiti scrawled at Yad VaShem is a “defamation of the name of G-d,” says survivor Rabbi Lau.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/06/2012 13:38
Rabbi Lau at Migron Brit Mila

Rabbi Lau at Migron Brit Mila

Former Chief Rabbi Lau officiated at the brit mila of his grand-nephew at Migron, a week before the Knesset discusses legalizing the town.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/04/2012 14:52
Knesset Committee Passes Nazi Symbol Bill

Knesset Committee Passes Nazi Symbol Bill

A Knesset committee has passed a bill to fine perpetrators NIS 100,000 if they use as a slur any Holocaust symbol or calls anyone a "Nazi." Chana Ya'ar, 09/01/2012 23:58
Rabbi Lau: Shouts of 'Nazi!' Cause Me Nightmares

Rabbi Lau: Shouts of 'Nazi!' Cause Me Nightmares

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau tells Ma'ariv he was shocked to see a photo of a Jewish boy wearing a yellow star in last week's hareidi protest.Chana Ya'ar, 08/01/2012 00:07
Peres: We Cannot Generalize

Peres: We Cannot Generalize

President Shimon Peres: Condemn those who exclude women, but don't generalize to include those who don't.Elad Benari, 30/12/2011 01:16
Rabbi Lau: First of All, Peace Among Us

Rabbi Lau: First of All, Peace Among Us

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau in a greeting for Rosh Hashanah: Before we make peace with our neighbors we need to make peace among ourselves.A7 Staff, 28/09/2011 12:50