Rabbi Lau To PM: Open Synagogues According To Their Size

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau. Flash90
Chief Rabbi David Lau

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In the wake of restrictions on the number of worshipers in synagogues in Israel, Israeli Chief Rabbi David Lau petitioned Prime Minister Netanyahu to allow synagogues to be used in accordance with their size and not to be restricted to 20 worshipers as per the present regulations. Rabbi Lau pointed out that the government had allowed restaurants and hotels to fill up in accordance with their size and there was no reason to make an exception with regard to synagogues since “the arbitrary decision regarding the number of worshipers in all types of synagogues is not right for every place.”

Rabbi Lau added that “we are coming closer to the days of Selichos in the month of Elul, when large parts of the public visit the synagogues and for this reason it is necessary to modify the regulations and to coordinate restriction of numbers according to the size of the synagogues.”

Rabbi Lau added that “from what I see and know, the members of the community who attend synagogues are very strict on maintaining the regulations. It should also be noted that only a small proportion of those infected were in these places.”

close
Rabbi Lau To PM: Open Synagogues According To Their Size 1

Uniting the Dallas Orthodox Jewish Community

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.






Follow DOJLife.com

Uniting the Dallas Orthodox Jewish Community

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.


Support DOJLife.com

Home / Shop

Donate to DOJLife.com

$0.00
Donate to DOJLife.com
Donate to DOJLife.com

Home / Shop

Donate to DOJLife.com

$0.00
Model Number: donation
Invalid donation amount entered. Please enter a minimum value of $0.00.
Donation Amount
Maximum quantity exceeded
Minimum purchase amount of 0 is required
Maximum purchase amount of 0 is allowed
0.000
Manufacturer: DOJLife.com
Facebook
Twitter
Email
LinkedIn
  • Description