The Chief Rabbi provided congregants of America’s oldest Jewish community with pointers for Rabbinic leadership in a special memorial lecture delivered last weekend.
Addressing an audience at the historic Shearith Israel congregation for the Strauss Center for Torah and Western read more
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The world is now coming to terms with yet another devastating act of terrorism, the latest in a string of attacks by those who champion violence and hatred. In the last six read more
This morning’s terrorist attacks were motivated by the most ‘inhuman brutality’, but will only succeed in strengthening our resolve against terror, the Chief Rabbi has said. He was responding to the coordinated bomb blasts that brought carnage to Brussels, claiming read more
The Chief Rabbi toured charity projects across the Galil region of Israel to observe firsthand how the generosity of the UK Jewish community has benefited young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
He was guided by UJIA CEO Michael Weiger around several read more
The Chief Rabbi last week concurred that anxiety is a valid emotional reaction to the prospect of a large movement of people, and that it can be channelled into constructive dialogue. His comments, as reported by the Jewish Chronicle, came read more
The Telegraph reports on the Chief Rabbi’s call for faith communities to “pass the Norman Tebbit test”, a school of thought that regards a minority’s support for their host country’s sporting team as evidence of their successful integration into society. read more
Last night the Chief Rabbi participated in the annual Benedict XVI lecture, which this year assumed the format of a panel discussion between faith leaders and took as its theme ‘Living as a Creative Minority in the UK.’
Considering how read more
The Newcastle Jewish community received the Chief Rabbi and Valerie for a memorable Shabbat this weekend, coming out in force for all services and communal meals, and attending the special kiddush and seudah shlishit held in his honour.
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The London Beth Din, the court of the Chief Rabbi, has instructed synagogues to deny entry to a Jewish man who continues to refuse his wife a Get (the Jewish bill of divorce), and asks communities to be wary of read more
The Chief Rabbi was joined by South Africa’s former President F.W. de Klerk at a fundraising dinner for an Israeli charity last night. Speaking at Migdal Ohr’s event in aid of the Zoharim youth village in the south of Israel, read more