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.
Judaism, the beautiful religion upon which this state is built, is being warped by these political shenanigans.
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.
Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman threatened to remove the chief rabbi if he stopped approving conversions.
Lau was photographed in a tent that was set up outside the Walder home for the shiva.
The proposed reforms would allow municipal chief rabbis to do conversions, making it easier for people of Jewish descent who are not Jewish.
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.
The UAE ambassador invited Rabbi Lau to come and make a formal visit to the UAE shortly.
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.
"Do not heed to lies and false accusations that are being levied against you, ignore them. Your judgment is from above."