Office of the Chief Rabbi

Nelson Mandela 1918–2013

‘Having been born and raised in South Africa, I am today mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, who has been an inspiration to me and countless others. A transformational figure who truly changed the world, Mandela proved that hope is a powerful tool for change. When coupled with a shared vision for a better future it is an unstoppable force for good. Nelson Mandela’s courage, dignity, moral clarity and message of peace and reconciliation should inspire us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his fellow countrymen at this time.’

Listen to Chief Rabbi Mirvis’ tribute to Nelson Mandela in an interview with Edward Stourton on ‘Sunday’ BBC Radio 4, 8 December 2013.

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