Office of the Chief Rabbi

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  • The Chief Rabbi reflects on the Manchester Terror Attack

    I felt my heart sink deeply as the first reports of yet another devastating terror attack emerged. This time it was children who were mercilessly targeted in Manchester and dozens
  • The Times: Let’s make Jerusalem worthy of its meaning — peace

    As we embark on our Yom Yerushalayim 50th anniversary celebrations, the Chief Rabbi writes in The Times about the special meaning behind the name ‘Jerusalem’. Earlier this month, I accompanied
  • Yom Yerushalayim 5777

      Those of us of a certain age will remember exactly where we were when we heard the incredible news – Yerushalayim was back in our hands. And today, we
  • Yom Ha’atzmaut 5777

    On Yom Ha’atzmuat 5777, the Chief Rabbi was delighted to join the Bnei Akiva annual ceremony in Finchley Synagogue, where he spoke about the centrality of the Land of Israel
  • Yom HaShoah UK National Commemoration 2017

    The Chief Rabbi joined thousands at the Yom HaShoah UK’s National Commemoration Event 2017. In his closing remarks, the Chief Rabbi declared: “Yesh Tikva, ‘there is hope’ for
  • The Chief Rabbi’s Pesach Message 5777

    Pesach is our festival of questions. It is no exaggeration to say that questions are amongst the most potent tools at our disposal for improving ourselves, for educating others and
  • OP-ED: Deceptive Populists Present Us With a False Choice

    On the 10th February 2017, the Chief Rabbi wrote in Newsweek, urging us to “stop hoping that one more soundbite or one more scapegoat will bring us the peaceful
  • OP-ED: A part we can all play in creating a better world

    Writing in the Jewish News on the 29th December 2016, the Chief Rabbi sets out his thoughts on how Judaism engages with the modern world.  In 1960, as campaigning began
  • OP-ED: Let the day of rest work its unique magic on you

    In an OP-ED with the Jewish News, the Chief Rabbi shares his thoughts on ShabbatUK and its importance to the community. It’s one of those moments in life that
  • “I am a passionate, life-long and devoted Zionist.”

    In an article that he wrote for We Believe in Israel, the Chief Rabbi explains why he is a passionate, life-long and devoted Zionist. Every Jew should feel comfortable making