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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
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Chief Rabbi Lau: Prayer services must be fewer than 100 worshipers

He insists that adhering to Health Ministry guidelines to combat the spread of coronavirus is a religious obligation.

Former Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman launches Yisrael Beitenu on January 20, 2019
Liberman files High Court petition demanding end to rabbinate's DNA tests

“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.

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Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau, famed Bnei Brak leader, dies at 84

Israel’s Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau eulogized Landau calling him a “righteous person who devoted his whole life to the public.”

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Chief Rabbi Lau lambasts Yair Lapid

Lau particularly asked that Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, to publicly condemn the vile statements that have been made about the rabbinate.

ACTIVISTS TAKE part in a demonstration in Jerusalem in July against legislation that would have stre
Conversion authority head resigns in protest over ‘wronging of converts’

Rabbi Yitzhak Peretz submitted his letter of resignation earlier this week.

Rabbi Yosef Yitzhak addresses a panel of world religious leaders in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Chief Rabbi blasts world religious leaders for not condemning terrorism

“It is forbidden for us to be silent, silence is tantamount to identifying with terror.”

Israel’s Netta performs “Toy” during the Semi-Final 1 for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon
Israeli 'Saturday Night Live' slammed for controversial Netta bun segment

‘Tephillin boxes are not your toy’ Eretz Nehederet told

Chief Rabbi backs deportation for single, male African asylum-seekers

“We must remember the concept that ‘the poor of your city come first’ and that there are in the State of Israel many people who we need to pay attention to.”

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Chief Rabbi calls for return of Torah lessons at IDF training complex

Several dozen IDF soldiers would attend the Torah lesson every week.

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