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That’s Some Kiddush Cup

That's Some Kiddush Cup

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On the morning of the day he was elected to lead Israel’s Rabbinate, Rabbi David Lau attended the brit mila of his grandson at the City Tower hotel in Ramat gan.

They probably teach you to make a bracha on a really big kiddush cup early on in chief rabbi boot camp.

Kidding aside, if not for the political aspect of the election, if not for the principle that the rabbinate should reflect the public it serves—meaning that if Haredim ignore it, we shouldn’t have Haredim running it—I probably would have preferred Rabbi Lau for the job.

His father, Rabbi Israel Lau, was one of the most popular chief rabbis. Rabbi David Lau is only 46, youngest ever to be elected to this job. He served in the army. He hosts TV and radio shows. Perfect.

So I’m happy over the choice, while being seriously concerned about Jewish Home’s political skills, of which they have few.

This is Rabbi David Lau’s Facebook page.

You think Moshe Rabeinu would have had a Facebook page had he lived today?

Linkdin?

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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2 Responses to “That’s Some Kiddush Cup”

  1. Ch Hoffman says:

    R Lau served in the Army – wonderful. Except in R Lau's mindset, service in the Army for Haredim shouldn't be "coercive".

    Which makes R Lau an apologist for the current condition which he's never sought to rectify.

    One law for all Jews – it's just as coercive for the kid who's not in yeshiva to go to the army as for the yeshiva boy. And "special treatment" for yeshiva students has led to the current imbalance where there are effectively 2 separate societies of Jews.

    So, R Lau has to either accept that there will always be 2 societies of Jews, or publicly renounce his provincial position and endorse the same compulsion for military service for yeshivah students as for the majority of Jews.

    You can't be in both camps on this issue…. and saying "dialogue" is like saying "we're going to keep talking without taking action" – something that's been going on for 65 years and has led to yeshivah students being stoned in Haredi neighborhoods for joining the military.

  2. Why he is atending his grandsohn in a hotel?, why not in the synagoge?

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