Lau, Rabbi Israel Meir

(1937- )
   Born in Pyotrekov, Poland, Lau is a survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp. In 1946, he immigrated (see ALIYA) to Israel. Before being elected Ashkenazi chief rabbi in 1993 (a position he held until 2002), Rabbi Lau was chief rabbi and president of the Rabbinical Court of Tel Aviv-Yafo from 1988 to 1993. On 17 April 2005, he was again elected chief rabbi of Tel Aviv. He was the recipient of the 2005 Israel Prize for his "unique contribution to society and community."
   See also Religion.

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