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Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau

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Young people ask Rabbi Lau questions about the Tenth of Tevet

The 10th of Tevet as Yom Hakaddish Haklali leads to curiosity about the rabbi's Holocaust experience.

Young people ask Rabbi Lau questions about the Tenth of Tevet

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau: Holocaust must never be globalized

Holocaust will never be forgotten, but anti-Semitism will continue to exist, survivor Rabbi Meir Lau tells Arutz Sheva at EJA conference.

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau: Holocaust must never be globalized

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau to remain head of Yad Vashem for 4 more years

Cabinet approves extension of term of former Chief Rabbi of Israel and child Holocaust survivor as head of Israel's main Holocaust museum.

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau to remain head of Yad Vashem

The future of Holocaust remembrance

This is not just about the history of the Jews. This is about the history of the world and is at risk of being forgotten. Op-ed.

The future of Holocaust remembrance

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.

Symbolic Synagogue unveiled on site of Nazi Massacre

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.

For Election Day: The 1961 debate:on the Jews as a fossil race

'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.'

'Don't be lenient with the health rules'

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau tests COVID positive, feels well

Rabbis Lau tests COVID positive after 2nd vaccine dose, shows no symptoms.

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau tests COVID positive, feels well

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.

Rabbi Lau: Learn a lesson from coronavirus - no discriminationplayer

'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.

'There is no logic to anti-Semitism'player

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.

Watch: Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau addresses March of the Livingplayer

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.

Rabbi Lau: On religionization and incitementplayer

Rabbi Lau relives Holocaust memories 70 years later

Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi, a Holocaust survivor, visits Holocaust memorial in Miami.

Rabbi Lau relives Holocaust memories 70 years laterplayer

Watch: Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi addresses March of the Living

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau tells of survival of Judaism in the Nazi death camps.

Watch: Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi addresses March of the Livingplayer

'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.'

'Sonya cooked, Shimon washed the dishes'

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.'

Rabbi Lau: Eli Weisel was a man of tremendous faith

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.

Watch: We lost so much in the Holocaust, don't lose God tooplayer

'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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

Rabbi Lau: Sharon 'Feared Civil War' Before Disengagement

Watch: A Conversation with Former Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau gives tips to rabbis at Barkai Center prize ceremony.

Watch: A Conversation with Former Chief Rabbiplayer

Putin: 'I support the struggle of Israel'

Warm meeting between delegation of rabbis, led by Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, and Russian leader.

Putin: 'I support the struggle of Israel'

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.

Hundreds in Tel Aviv Pray for Kidnapped Students

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.

Rabbi Lau: 'Judaism is the Answer to Nazism'player

'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.

Fmr. Chief Rabbi 'We Learned Nothing From the Holocaust'

Rabbi Lau Fights Sabbath Store-Opening

Tel Aviv’s renowned rabbi says Sabbath sales bad for workers, families, Jewish unity, and the economy.

Rabbi Lau Fights Sabbath Store-Opening

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

Former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau reacts to his son’s election.

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

Rabbi Lau: Today We Have a Home

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, who survived Buchenwald, in a powerful message to March of the Living participants.

Rabbi Lau at March of the Living: Today We Have a Homeplayer

Rabbi Lau on Holocaust Day: Focus on Life

Rabbi Lau calls to learn about how Jews died, but more importantly, about how they lived.

Rabbi Lau on Holocaust Day: Focus on Life

Puah Institute Holds 13th Conference

This time there was no boycott or ruckus over "women's inclusion."

Puah Institute Holds 13th Conference

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.

Former Israel Chief Rabbi Leads March to Mark Rostov Massacre

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.

Rabbi Lau: Hate Slogans a ’Desecration of HaShem’

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.

Rabbi Lau at Migron Brit Mila

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."

Knesset Committee Passes Nazi Symbol Bill

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.

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

Peres: We Cannot Generalize

President Shimon Peres: Condemn those who exclude women, but don't generalize to include those who don't.

Peres: We Cannot Generalize When it Comes to Hareidim

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.

Former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Lau: First of All, Peace Among Usplayer

Eulogy for Reb Shlomo Carlebach

Eulogy for Reb Shlomo Carlebach