Office of the Chief Rabbi

A tale of two Iftars…

This week, the Chief Rabbi had the great pleasure in partaking in two Iftar events, with the topic of interfaith dialogue high on the agenda.   

On Tuesday evening, the Chief Rabbi was delighted to join the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Vincent Cardinal Nichols, for the Naz Legacy Foundation’s #InterfaithIftar at Archbishop’s House. Highlights from the wonderful event can be seen below.

For more pictures and feedback from the #InterfaithIftar, click here.

Following the successful event, on Sunday evening, the Chief Rabbi and Valerie hosted an Iftar in their home, in conjunction with the Great Get Together, an initiative established in the memory of the late Jo Cox, MP.

The Chief Rabbi commented: “Bearing in mind the devastation that hatred and division can cause, recent events in the UK have shown how crucially important it is for us to strengthen the bonds of warmth and friendship between communities and faiths. In this very spirit, Valerie and I were delighted to host an Iftar this week. The guests were all determined to emulate the words of the late Jo Cox MP, that there is far more which unites us than that which divides us. It was truly an unforgettable occasion.”