Office of the Chief Rabbi

Archive: Jun 2014

  • Chief Rabbi’s Response to the Murder of the Three Israeli Teenagers

      “We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the tragic fate of the three  Israeli teenagers, Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach. Today, the Jewish people and many others are mourning the loss of three precious souls,… read more
  • The Chief Rabbi’s ShabbatUK

    The Chief Rabbi’s ShabbatUK is a truly ground breaking initiative that seeks to promote active engagement with Shabbat throughout the UK. At its core, ShabbatUK is about harnessing all the goodness and uniqueness of a traditional, authentic Shabbat and inviting… read more
  • Prayer Issued for Missing Israeli Teenagers by the Chief Rabbi

      The prayer below, currently being recited across Israel for missing teenagers Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, was issued today to Rabbanim of the United Hebrew Congregations by Chief Rabbi Mirvis. Download Prayer for Captives   PRAYER FOR read more
  • Chief Rabbi’s reaction to the passing of Rabbi Nachman Sudak OBE

      “Rabbi Nachman Sudak made a contribution of inestimable value to the landscape of Jewish life in the UK he embodied the highest ideals of Chabbad and leaves behind an outstanding legacy for his wonderful family and numerous others to… read more
  • Chief Rabbi Addresses Prayer Service for Missing Teenagers

    Last night Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis addressed a crowd of more than 1000 people in a special prayer service held at Hendon United Synagogue for the three Israeli teenagers abducted on Thursday night. The service, which included passages of tehillim… read more
  • Chief Rabbi’s Statement on Missing Israeli Teenagers

    “Our thoughts are with the families of the three teenagers missing in the West Bank: Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah, Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim and Eyal ben Iris Teshurah. We stand alongside their families and the State of Israel… read more
  • Chief Rabbi Addresses Scottish Parliament

    The Chief Rabbi spent Monday and Tuesday in Edinburgh meeting with various members of the Scottish Parliament including Tricia Marwick, the Presiding Officer and leaders of all of the major Scottish political parties; Ruth Davidson, Conservative Leader; Willie Rennie, Liberal… read more
  • Thought for the Day

    Transcript   Good morning. The World Cup commences tomorrow. Aspirations are high in Brazil, where the hotly favoured national team is hoping to win the competition on home soil. Within such a climate of expectation, there is a danger that… read more
  • Time for Reflection

    Presiding Officer, Members of the Scottish Parliament. Thank you very much for the opportunity to address you today. A week ago, Jews around the world celebrated our Festival of Shavuot, or Pentecost. As we marked the anniversary of the giving… read more
  • D-Day 70th Anniversary

    “Today we commemorate 70 years since the D-Day landing. Words cannot adequately express our indebtedness to the bravery and courage of the Allied forces who participated in the invasion. Many laid down their lives so that we can live today… read more