At the age of 8, Rabbi Lau became the youngest survivor of the Nazi death camp, Buchenwald. Despite his enormous suffering, Rabbi Lau is able to share profound and...
Scholar - Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau
Rabbi Lau, a survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp, immigrated to Israel with his brother Naphtali in July 1945 and was ordained a rabbi in 1971. He served as chief rabbi in Netanya (1978-1988), and earned a reputation as a popular orator. In 2000, he wrote a best-selling memoir about his experiences in the Holocaust entitled Do Not Raise Your Hand Against the Boy, which won the Israel Prize for life-work. The book has since been translated into English and published as Out of the Depths: The Story of a Chidl of Buchenwald Who Returned Home at Last. Rabbi Lau currently serves as chairman of the Yad Vashem Council. Rabbi Lau and Rebbetzin Chayita (nee Frankel) are the parents of three sons and five daughters.
Autobiography, Faces of Israel, Fascinating, Interview, Thought Provoking
January 15, 2019
Look at the light not the shadows. He never agreed to a split amongst Jewish people, “we are all from the same father, we are all one nation,” says Chief...