Chief Rabbi Lau Urges Prayers for Pollard’s Release

img442813Israeli Chief Rabbi David Lau has urged worshippers to pray for the release of Jonathan Pollard in services to be held over the Jewish New Year.

Pollard has been imprisoned in the U.S. where he has served over 27 years of a life sentence.

Rabbi Lau, Israel’s newly elected Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi called on communities to pray to God for “Our brother Jonathan Pollard,” saying that “The time had come for his long awaited release from prison.”

Rabbi Lau, the son of previous Chief Rabbi, Yisrael Meir Lau, called to worshippers:

“Let us pour out our prayers before the freer of prisoners (God) to release Pollard from his bounds.”

Rabbi Lau added a specially worded prayer for Pollard’s release which he urged communities to read during or after reading from the Torah scroll over services marking the New Year on Thursday and Friday of this week.


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