Israel’s chief rabbi: Everyone has an obligation to get vaccinated

The Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel, Yitzhak Yosef, issues a call for the public to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

“Everyone should be vaccinated according to the doctors’ instructions without delay, and thus prevent danger from oneself and others,” he says in a statement.

Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau was vaccinated earlier this afternoon, and Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Alter, the leader of the influential Gur Hassidic sect in Israel, is expected to be vaccinated this evening.