Chief Rabbi Asks US Envoy: Have Mercy on Pollard


rav-dovid-lauIsrael’s Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi, Rav Dovid Lau, held an extended meeting Wednesday with US Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, and spoke to him about ways of strengthening ties between American Jews and Israel.

The Chief Rabbi also asked the ambassador to use his influence in all possible channels in order to bring about the quick release of Jonathan Pollard from his US jail.

“I am not going into the legal aspects,” said Rabbi Lau, “but there is a quality named mercy that we all ask the Creator of the Universe to have toward us, and we, too, must have this merciful quality, mostly toward a person who has paid his debt and is in a very serious medical condition.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.

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