Office of the Chief Rabbi

Video archive

  • Chief Rabbi leads prayer service for missing Israeli teenagers

    Following the disappearance of three Israeli teenagers in Israel, the Chief Rabbi led  prayers for them in an impromptu service at Hendon United Synagogue.
  • Life at the Push of a Button – Shavuot 2014 5774

    Today the Chief Rabbi gave his Shavuot Shiur at Redbridge Jewish Community Centre, lauding a festival that celebrates the relevance of Torah to our lives and encourages us to make
  • Chief Rabbi’s Speech to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

    On Thursday 22 May the Chief Rabbi delivered a historic address to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. This followed the adoption by the General Assembly last year
  • Yom Ha’atzmaut 2014

    In his address at the Yom HaZicharon and Yom Ha’atzmaut event at Finchley Synagogue, London, the Chief Rabbi presents an explanation for the astonishing phenomenon that was the return of
  • Yom Hashoah: Hyde Park Commemoration ceremony

    Paying tribute to the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust at the UK’s Yom Hashoah commemoration in Hyde Park, the Chief Rabbi identifies today as one demanding silence –
  • Divrei Torah for the Seder Table

    Chief Rabbi Mirvis delivers his Divrei Torah for the Seder Table to the Mancunian Jewish community at King David School, one of the various talks he gave while visiting the
  • Chief Rabbi’s Purim Shiur 2014

    Listen to the Chief Rabbi give his Purim Shiur at Edgware United Synagogue. MP3 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/36419835/Purim%20Shiur%202014.mp3  
  • Purim Shiur 2014 – 5774

    As we begin a month whose start heralds our ‘increased joy’ according to the Gemara, the Chief Rabbi gives a Shiur further exploring the month of Adar, the Fast of
  • Using the Torah to make light of everyday life: The Chief Rabbi at Limmud 2013

    Lessons from Shemot Parshat Shemot contains many lessons relevant for us today. In his opening address at Limmud Conference the Chief Rabbi explores some of its fascinating ideas. Watch his
  • Chanukah Message 2013

    In a recorded Chanukah message, the Chief Rabbi compares the festivals of Chanukah and Purim, elucidating that while they may have certain commonalities, they also bear significant differences. Both festivals