David Lau

In An Ultra-Wealthy Moscow Suburb, A Luxurious JCC Opens Its Doors

12/16/2015 - 12:57

Zhukovka, Russia — On the only road connecting this affluent village on Moscow’s western outskirts, Russian secret service agents are blocking all inbound traffic. Drivers bound for Zhukovka pull over and step out to smoke while chatting with other motorists as a line of luxury cars grows on the shoulder of a two-lane road.

An exterior view of the Zhokuvka Jewish Community Center. JTA

Election Of Haredi Chief Rabbis Will Backfire On Hardliners In Long Run

Ironically, the victory by the haredi candidates in this week’s election of the two chief rabbis in Israel may, in the long run, lead to a more liberal and open approach to religious life in the Jewish State.

Dynasties Prevail As Lau, Yosef Win Chief Rabbi Race

07/23/2013 - 20:00

David Lau and Yitzchak Yosef, both sons of former Israeli chief rabbis, were elected Ashkenazi and Sephardi chief rabbi of Israel, respectively.

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