Chief rabbi: State must take over responsibility of Mt. Meron site

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau has told Army Radio that in the wake of the Meron tragedy, management of the site must be formally determined.

“The site needs to be handled differently. What is happening at the moment does not respect the place or human life. The state is obligated to take responsibility for it,” he says.

Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau at the Western Wall, in the Old City of Jerusalem, July 21, 2019. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
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