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Rivlin spoke on the phone with Chief Rabbi David Lau over Sukkot

"Your position, like a fortified wall, defending the health and the instructions among all Israel is an example of leadership.”

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
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pray next to a shuttered synagogue as Israelis were instructed on Wednesda

Govt allows synagogues to open with limit of 50 worshipers

Decision comes following call by Chief Rabbi David Lau to PM to allow return to synagogues

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
David Lau

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.

A memorial candle

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.”

David Lau

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.”

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