Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Dovid Lau met in Bnei Brak with Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita to consult with the gadol hador on a number of halachic matters being addressed by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. Rav Lau was accompanied by Rabbi Refael Manat who is the CEO of Badatz Sheiris Yisrael.
They also consulted with Maran about importing meat from abroad under the hashgacha of Sheiris Yisrael.
During the visit Maran told Rabbi Lau that the frum community must increase limud Torah and acts of chessed following the Har Nof shul massacre. Rabbi Lau asked what can be done for the ‘masses’ to which Maran stated the Chief Rabbinate must work to strengthen shmiras Shabbos for it is the source of bracha.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)