Office of the Chief Rabbi

Video archive

  • 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
  • Chief Rabbi’s Yom Ha’atzmaut address 5776

    Watch the Chief Rabbi’s address at the Bnei Akiva Yom Ha’atzmaut ceremony that was held at Kinloss (Finchley United) Synagogue last night. A full transcript follows. “Dayan Simons, Rabbanim nechmadim
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Kedoshim

    In his D’var Torah for this week the Chief Rabbi focuses on two Chukim (decrees from God without a logical basis) that pertain to the crossbreeding of seeds and the
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Acharei Mot

    The great tragedy of the Bar Kochba Revolt, which we commemorate during the Omer, reminds us that disunity can only weaken the Jewish people. We must guard against this, teaches 
  • D’var Torah: The Last Days of Pesach

    As Pesach draws to a close, we learn that Moshe’s plea for divine assistance in the face of ostensibly insurmountable danger is not met with the response he expects. We
  • D’var Torah: The first days of Pesach

    In his D’var Torah for the first two days of Pesach, the Chief Rabbi explores why Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel both agreed that Hallel should be split into two