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Chief Rabbi David Lau prays at special prayer service during coronavirus outbreak, March 2020

Chief Rabbi: Lockdown can't be enforced only on synagogues

Also on Tuesday, Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch stressed that "synagogues are not the enemy of the nation."

22/09/2020
David Lau

Chief rabbi: Awareness of domestic violence necessary in our community

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.

21/09/2020

Chief Rabbi: COVID-19 patients can't fast on Tisha B'Av, shorten prayer

"To our sorrow, the plague is intensifying and we need heavenly mercy," wrote Lau.

27/07/2020
Chief Rabbi David Lau prays at special prayer service during coronavirus outbreak, March 2020

Rabbi Lau, Rabbi Kanievsky: Avinu Malkeinu prayer should be said daily

"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."

23/07/2020

Half a million people take part in mass online prayer against coronavirus

Chief Rabbi of Safed Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: coronavirus pandemic shows that however important world economy is, it cannot trample other values

Chief Rabbi David Lau prays at special prayer service during coronavirus outbreak, March 2020

Israel's Chief Rabbi calls for public fast day amid coronavirus outbreak

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.

23/03/2020

Man refusing religious divorce for his wife cries ‘fake news’

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.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
23/08/2019

Agunah not consulted in failed attempt to obtain divorce by burial delay

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.

David Lau

Chief Rabbi prevents 10-year-divorce refuser from burying his mother

“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."

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