Vail to join international Unity Lecture |

Vail to join international Unity Lecture

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail Daily

VAIL, Colorado ” Hundreds of Jewish communities around the world “-including in Vail, Colorado ” will gather on Sunday to hear a live broadcast of an address by Rabbi Meir Lau, former chief rabbi of Israel.

The broadcast of the lecture will take place locally in Vail at the Chabad Jewish Center at 1000 Lionsridge Loop (Vail Run bulding) at 6 p.m.

A Holocaust survivor, Lau immigrated to Israel after his release from the Buchenwald concentration camp. Widely known for his efforts to bridge the religious, political and ideological gaps that separate Jews, Lau has won worldwide admiration and respect from Jews and non-Jews alike. Actively encouraging tolerance and interfaith understanding, he works tirelessly to promote peace in the Middle East. Rabbi Lau is the third of four speakers to address worldwide Jewry, in a series of four webcast lectures to be held in honor of the Jewish “Year of Gathering.”

In Biblical times, the entire Jewish nation assembled every seven years in the holy temple courtyard, to hear the king address the people and exhort them in the study of Torah and service of God.

“In our generation, the Lubavitcher Rebbe has encouraged us to revisit the nearly forgotten tradition of these hakhel gatherings, and organize similar events to inspire and invigorate,” said Rabbi Dovid Mintz. “One of the most fundamental aspects of hakhel (literally “assemble!”) was that it emphasized unity and included everyone ” man, woman and child. We thus hope to reach out and invite all to participate, regardless of religious background or affiliation.”

True to the theme of hakhel, the Unity Lectures are designed for people with all levels of Jewish knowledge, and participants don’t have to have any prior experience or background learning to attend and enjoy this series. All members of the community, regardless of affiliation, are invited to attend.

For up to date information about the Unity Lectures, contact Rabbi Dovid Mintz at the Jewish Center 970-476-7887 or

What: Live broadcast of an address by Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, former chief rabbi of Israel

Where: Chabad Jewish Center at 1000 Lionsridge Loop (Vail Run bulding)

When: 6 p.m. Sunday

Cost: Free

More information: Call 970-476-7887 or e-mail

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