Category: Analysis

What Israeli Chief Rabbi David Lau Really Said About the Pittsburgh Shooting

Rabbi David Lau, Israel’s chief Ashkenazi rabbi, is shown on March 29, 2018. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

(JTA) — Israel’s Chief Rabbinate may deserve a lot of the criticism it gets from non-Orthodox Jews in this country, who see their official expressions of Judaism disrespected and their followers disenfranchised by the rabbinate’s tight hold on Israel’s religious affairs.

But it appears that Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau did not deserve headlines, including one in…