Office of the Chief Rabbi

The Chief Rabbi addresses the Oxford Union

Yesterday the Chief Rabbi addressed the prestigious Oxford Union debating society. He discussed the tendency to conflate anti-Zionism and antisemitism, as well as the need to safeguard our rights to ‘responsible’ freedom of speech and religion.

“Freedom of speech must produce responsible discussion, and freedom of religion must produce responsible faith” he advised the Oxford University students, who posed questions following the Chief Rabbi’s lecture.

Earlier in the day, the Chief Rabbi met with members of the university’s Jewish Society, whom he encouraged to feel pride in their Jewish identity as they participated in campus life. He also paid a visit to the university’s renowned Centre for Hebrew & Jewish Studies and the Oxford Jewish Congregation.

You can watch the Chief Rabbi’s full address here.