Berel Lazar

Rabbi Shlomo Dovber Pinchas Lazar, better known as Berel Lazar, (born 1964) is an Orthodox, Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic rabbi. He is presently Chief Rabbi of Russia, and chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities. In September 2005 Lazar became a member of the Public Chamber of Russia.

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Chabad-Lubavitch Related Controversies - Local Controversies - Europe - Russia
... been ongoing in Russia for the past 10 years between Berel Lazar, chief rabbi for the Chabad-Lubavitch-dominated Federation of Jewish Communities, and Yevgeny Satanovsky, president of the pluralist ... The Kremlin officially recognized Lazar as the religious leader of the Russian Jewish community, pushing aside the congress’s Rabbi Adolf Shayevich, who until then had occupied the post ... Since the installation of Rabbi Berel Lazar as the Chief Rabbi there have been a number of controversies associated with Chabad influence with ...
Berel Lazar - Awards
... This award is being presented for the contribution made by Rabbi Lazar to developing culture and strengthening friendship between nations within Russia ... His speech was followed by Lazar awarding Putin the so-called Salvation medal as a symbol of "the Jewish people's gratitude" to Russia for liberating the camp ...