Office of the Chief Rabbi

Video archive

  • D’var Torah: Parashat Shelach Lecha

    There is an intriguing connection between the opening and closing passages of this week’s parasha, which the Chief Rabbi explains in his D’var Torah.  Jewish men are not obliged to
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Beha’alotcha

    In his D’var Torah for this week, the Chief Rabbi expounds on the remarkable relevance of the number 70 to Jewish life. The full transcript appears below.  There is a
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Naso

    Upon the dedication of a new altar in the Temple, why do the Nesiim make identical, rather than individual offerings to Hashem? An interesting lesson emerges from the Torah’s longest
  • A Message to The Queen on her 90th Birthday

    The Chief Rabbi has recorded a special message ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s official 90th birthday on 11th June.   
  • Message for Shavuot

    In a fast-paced world where technology ensures our needs are met instantaneously, Shavuot reminds us that there is joy in the build-up as well as the outcome, teaches the Chief
  • VIDEO: The Chief Rabbi receives an Honorary Doctorate

    The Chief Rabbi has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Touro College, New York, in recognition of his commitment to strengthening Jewish education. You can read more about it here.
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Bechukotai

    As we prepare to celebrate Yom Yerushalayim on Sunday, the Chief Rabbi considers why Jerusalem – an inaccessible city without a river source – was chosen to be the Jewish
  • Valerie Mirvis’ Leadership Trip to Gibraltar

    View a slideshow of photos from the Rebbetzens Leadership Trip to Gibraltar 2016, which was devised by Valerie Mirvis in conjunction with CRE as the centrepiece of her Investing in
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Behar

    Why do we feed our animals before we sit down to eat? Can there be any exceptions? The Chief Rabbi provides an answer in his D’var Torah for Behar. It
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Emor

    It is a key passage in this week’s parasha that determines the number of men needed to form a minyan. Why, the Chief Rabbi enquires, do we base this number