Also on Tuesday, Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch stressed that "synagogues are not the enemy of the nation."
He announced that there are a number of aid organizations for women that are suffering in their own homes from physical and verbal abuse. "Call on them when it is needed," he said.
"To our sorrow, the plague is intensifying and we need heavenly mercy," wrote Lau.
"We are going through difficult days, and even doctors aren't finding a cure or medicine and understand that we have nothing to rely on but our Father in Heaven."
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For those who can't fast, Lau asked that they take on a "ta'anit dibur," a practice in which one abstains from all speech that does not concern Torah or prayer.
Kin says in the video that neither Lau nor anyone from the chief rabbinate contacted him nor did he or his family place a deposit to insure the get.
No formal case was opened by Chief Rabbi Lau or Supreme Rabbinical Court judge Rabbi Aharon Katz through which to conduct an agreement with the divorce refuser’s family members.
“This is the most severe case of Agunah for over a ten years in which the husband totally refuses to allow his wife to continue her life."