Rabbi Berl Lazar has been named by President Putin as one of the first 40-odd members of the "Public Chamber, a consultative body of prominent citizens ostensibly aimed at bridging the gap between the authorities and the public."
When's he going to consult the President on how to get the Moscow chief rabbi allowed back into the country?
Really, as a self-styled Russian chief rabbi, you would have thought he would have come out with an active public statement demanding this matter to be cleared up as soon as possible, or would have actively intervened. (Were it not for that pesky "conflict within the community...")
Meanwhile -- apart from one strange, reactive comment from his spokesperson -- the silence is deafening...