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Sexual abuse won't end if we don't stand with victims - editorial

What we are seeing in Israel is a wave of sexual assault within every corner of society, no matter the religion or the level of observance.

Chief Rabbi David Lau must resign - editorial

Judaism, the beautiful religion upon which this state is built, is being warped by these political shenanigans.

Chief rabbi slammed for Walder shiva call urges victims to speak out

Chief Rabbi David Lau was criticized for visiting the Chaim Walder funeral, Israeli haredi author accused by dozens of women of sexual abuse and rape.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
30/12/2021
Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau.

Chief Rabbi Lau threatens to stop approving conversions if reform passes

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman threatened to remove the chief rabbi if he stopped approving conversions.

29/12/2021

Chief Rabbi Lau visits shiva of alleged rapist Chaim Walder

Lau was photographed in a tent that was set up outside the Walder home for the shiva. 

Proposed conversion reforms a 'spiritual disaster' - Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi

The proposed reforms would allow municipal chief rabbis to do conversions, making it easier for people of Jewish descent who are not Jewish.

Rabbi Lau wishes for the return of Hadar Goldin's body to Israel

This plea comes less than a month after Hadar Goldin's mother wrote a piece in Tablet Magazine asking Rivlin to bring her son home.

By JORDAN PIKE
19/07/2021
UAE Ambassador pays a visit to Israel's Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Israel

UAE Ambassador met with Israel's Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau

The UAE ambassador invited Rabbi Lau to come and make a formal visit to the UAE shortly.

Protesters gather in Jerusalem against the French ruling in the Sarah Halimi murder case, April 25,

Chief Rabbi Lau: Halimi case ‘an abominable injustice,’ calls for retrial

He also cited the Talmudic dictum that “He who is merciful to the cruel will end up being cruel to the merciful,” and said a true judge had to demonstrate “resoluteness” towards evil.

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau.

Chief Rabbi Lau to conversion judges: Ignore lies about you

"Do not heed to lies and false accusations that are being levied against you, ignore them. Your judgment is from above."

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