Chief Rabbi David Lau Condemns Those Harassing Rabbi Havlin


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1Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Dovid Lau Shlita has spoken out against the “extremists” who continue to harass Kiryat Gat Chief Rabbi HaGaon Rav Moshe Havlin Shlita.

The Eida Chareidis has also come out against Rabbi Havlin, a member of the Chabad Beis Din in Eretz Yisrael for signing an agreement with IDF officials by which Chabad talmidim will have to serve in the IDF after learning in ‘Kvutza’ and yeshiva gedola.

Rav Lau stated “Rabbi Havlin is crudely attacked. It is the duty of a rav to out and we strengthen his hand and if there are rabbonim who dispute his methodology, there are other ways to show this and certainly, violence is not the way”.

Rabbi Lau concluded “We sent out wishes for a speedy recovery to his rebitzen and we daven that B’ezras Hashem Rav Havlin will continue his avodas kodesh, Kiddush Hashem and spreading Torah”.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. What does the Eida have to do with Chabad? They do not care of the p’sak halacha from Chabad rabbis, they do not follow in Chabad way of life?

    And in Chabad those who disagree with Rav Havlin are still friendly with him as seen by Rav Gopin sitting next to Rav Havlin a few nights ago.

    Rather the Eida rabbis know that the people who follow them are ignoramuses. If these people, whose can not learn or think, but only dress frum and associate only with people like them, if they see Chabad men go into the army and come out with their long beards intact and still as frum as they were before hand they might think that they too can do it.

    But they are ignoramuses who are not educated to deal with the real world and will be cut off from their group and might even learn how to work and deal with the out side world as does Chabad.

  2. #1 Your post is nothing more than luckshun kugel and shtusim vehavalim. For your information, the Eida cares about every single Jewish soul, even Chabadniks. It’s Havlin who doesn’t care about Chabad and goes against the shita of the Rebbe zt”l. He should be ousted from Chabad.