A wealth of Chanukah engagements filled the Chief Rabbi’s diary this week, as he appeared at receptions and community events held to mark the festival across the capital.
He addressed thousands of spectators, both Jewish and non-Jewish, who had amassed read more
As published in The Australian Jewish News
As Australia welcomes newly appointed Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Rabbi Yaakov Glasman reflects on rabbinic roles generally and that of the Chief Rabbi in particular.
Australian Jewry is all the richer as we read more
The Australian Jewish News documents the Chief Rabbi’s visit to Moriah College and other community institutions during his time in Sydney, where he implored Jews to embrace Jewish unity rather than uniformity.
‘Chief rabbi inspires in Sydney’
By Evan Zlatkis read more
The Chief Rabbi today honoured the last of his engagements related to Remembrance Day, attending the Association of Jewish Ex-Service Men and Women’s annual parade.
After meeting non-marchers outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Chief Rabbi took up his read more
The Chief Rabbi’s inaugural ‘ShabbatUK’ has met with enormous success, galvanising communities across Britain to partake in a full Shabbat experience.
Unprecedented in the UK, this initiative took inspiration from the South African Shabbos project and succeeded in engaging people read more
The Times reports on the Chief Rabbi’s vision for Shabbat UK, for which he has emphasised the importance of putting away digital devices and reconnecting with family and friends. Shabbat acts a natural respite from the demands of daily life, read more
The Times gives coverage to the Chief Rabbi’s upcoming Shabbat UK initiative, which seeks to revive the tradition of keeping Shabbat for a wider tranche of British Jewry and encourages people to switch off. The advancement of technology, it seems, read more
In an interview with the Manchester Jewish Telegraph, the Chief Rabbi anticipates an inspirational Shabbat UK weekend, considers the challenges ahead for British Jewry and makes clear Orthodox Judaism’s position in key contemporary debates.
Interview: Apathy, Assimilation and Antisemitism are read more
Speaking to Simon Rocker of the Jewish Chronicle, the Chief Rabbi enthuses about the Jewish communities’ he has visited and is yet to visit, reiterates his support for women’s active involvement in prayer within the boundaries of Halacha and goes read more
This week more than 100 Rabbis from communities across the UK will gather in London for the Chief Rabbi’s Annual Conference. The conference, which takes place in the run up to Rosh Hashanah, provides an opportunity for Rabbis to prepare read more