"Your position, like a fortified wall, defending the health and the instructions among all Israel is an example of leadership.”
"To our sorrow, the plague is intensifying and we need heavenly mercy," wrote Lau.
Decision comes following call by Chief Rabbi David Lau to PM to allow return to synagogues
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.
He insists that adhering to Health Ministry guidelines to combat the spread of coronavirus is a religious obligation.
“It is outrageous to hear that only immigrants from the former Soviet Union are suspected time after time by the rabbinical courts that they are ‘non-Jews’,” said Liberman.
Israel’s Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau eulogized Landau calling him a “righteous person who devoted his whole life to the public.”
Lau particularly asked that Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, to publicly condemn the vile statements that have been made about the rabbinate.
Rabbi Yitzhak Peretz submitted his letter of resignation earlier this week.
“It is forbidden for us to be silent, silence is tantamount to identifying with terror.”