Office of the Chief Rabbi

Ellul Lecture: Connecting the High Holy Days

In his annual Ellul address at the London School of Jewish Studies the Chief Rabbi focused on the connection between Shabbat, Yom Kippur – which is known as the Shabbat of Shabbats – and the Shemita, the agricultural sabbatical year that begins this Rosh Hashannah. He urged the community to “spread the light of the sacred in a profane world.” 

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