Monday, June 21st | 12 Tammuz 5781

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2018


David Lau

Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel

One of the eight children of the late Askhenazi chief rabbi of Israel, Meir Lau, David Lau in 2018 marked his fifth year in the post once occupied by his father. His religious scholarship includes a volume of his father's Talmudic responsa entitled "Yichil Yisrael." Known for his embrace of technology and media as a means of religious education, Lau was the first rabbi in Israel to teach responsa over the internet. Since the summer of 2006, he has appeared every Friday on the show "Ask the Rabbi" on HaArutz HaRishon, a show about halakhic questions and answers. Since 1999, he has broadcast the daily program "Jewish Point" on the radio station Kol Chai. (Photo: Gershon Elinson / Flash90.)


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