Office of the Chief Rabbi

Chief Rabbi’s sends condolences to Belgian Jewish community

The Chief Rabbi stresses that antisemitism should be given no berth in Europe, in the wake of a brutal terrorist attack outside the Brussels Jewish Museum which claimed the lives of four innocent people.

He spoke to Chief Rabbi Avraham Guigui of Brussels and has been in touch with Maurice Sosnowski, President of the Coordinating Committee of the Belgium Jewish Organisations. Chief Rabbi Mirvis sent a message of condolence to the Belgian Jewish community:

“The Jewish communities of Great Britain and the Commonwealth stand in full solidarity with the Jewish communities of Belgium at this difficult time, following Saturday’s shocking murders. We deplore such despicable acts of terrorism and cowardice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the families of those murdered and injured.”

The Chief Rabbi issues a wider call to the people and leaders of Europe:

“I call on peace loving people everywhere to come together to fight all forms of prejudice and intolerance and upon the people and leaders of Europe to tackle the growing antisemitism within our midst. Such behaviour cannot and should not be tolerated. It has no place in our open and inclusive societies across the continent.”

 

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