Rabbi ISRAEL MEIR LAU

LifeTime Achievement Awards - 2017
Rabbi Israel Meir Lau

Rabbi Israel Meir Lau

I wish we would know how to unite our hearts and get closer to one another. We strive for peace and long for it

Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, former Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel.

Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council, Chief Rabbi of Israel between 1993-2003, 2005 Israel Prize Laureate for Life Achievement and Special Contribution to Society and the State of Israel.

Rabbi Israel Meir Lau is known for spreading the views of Judaism in an agreeable manner, including to estranged audiences.

Throughout the years, Rabbi Lau has promoted tolerance and harmonious relations between people.

Rabbi Lau’s tireless work aims at improving inter-communal relations between the various communities in Israel as well as among the Jews of the Diaspora and between Judaism and other religions - especially Christianity.

A Holocaust survivor himself, Rabbi Israel Meir Lau pursues to commemorate the legacy of European Jewry while emphasizing the moral duty for the wellbeing of the
survivors.

For all of the above, he is presented a Lifetime Achievement Award.