Office of the Chief Rabbi

Articles archive

  • Op-Ed: Assisted living, not assisted dying

    In an Op-Ed for The Telegraph, the Chief Rabbi responds to the proposal for an Assisted Dying Bill, which would enable terminally-ill patients to seek medical help to end
  • In the face of death, we remember the redemptive power of love

    Following the brutal murder of the three Israeli boys abducted from a roadside in Israel, the Chief Rabbi expresses his grief and praises the unity that has come of these
  • Time for Reflection: The Chief Rabbi addresses the Scottish Parliament

    In an address to the Scottish Parliament, the Chief Rabbi explains the essence of Judaism, and stresses the importance of being a ‘doer’ in life, as opposed to just a
  • Op-Ed: Chief Rabbi’s Mission to Israel

    Ahead of a Mission to Israel, for which a group of 50 Rabbis will accompany him, the Chief Rabbi writes in the Jewish News about his aims for the trip
  • Yom Hashoah’s Vital Message

    Though European Jewry has risen from the ashes of the Holocaust, with Germany now hosting the world’s fastest growing community, latent, and even explicit antisemitism persists, says the Chief Rabbi
  • Op-Ed: The Greatest Gift

    In an Op-Ed for The Times, the Chief Rabbi extolls the virtues of giving presents for the giver, who, through giving, can enhance their own life. He identifies a
  • Yom Kippur 5774: Having pride in our identity

    In a message published ahead of Yom Kippur, the Chief Rabbi considers what Jacob wished to convey when he blessed his grandchildren, and the significance of Jonah’s declaration of pride
  • Rosh Hashana 5774: Who is a true friend of God?

    Following on from his Installation sermon, the newly-inaugurated Chief Rabbi explores in his first Rosh Hashana address why God cherishes those who detect goodness, rather than faults in others. Value