Office of the Chief Rabbi

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  • Chief Rabbi Congratulates New Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem

    “I extend warmest congratulations to Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Rabbi Aryeh Stern on being appointed Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem. World Jewry unites when facing Jerusalem in prayer. May the new Chief Rabbis be blessed with success in sanctifying the name… read more

  • Chief Rabbi’s Message for ShabbatUK

     
     
    A message from the Chief Rabbi ahead of ShabbatUK, Parshat Noach, 24th and 25th October 2014.
    To find out what is happening in a community near you visit the ShabbatUK website… read more

  • Editorial: Switching Off

     
    Mobile phones enslave. As the Chief Rabbi suggests, turn them off once a week.… read more
    The Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, is right to call in The Times today for the regular extinguishing of mobile phones since their Geiger counter-like hum

  • Free yourself from digital slavery — for a day at least

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    Digital technology has made many people “slaves” and they would be happier if they gave up mobile phones and emails for one day each week, the chief rabbi has said.
    Ephraim Mirvis, the leader of the largest group

  • Interview: Apathy, Assimilation and Antisemitism are the Chief Rabbi’s Key Targets

     
    Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis reflects on his first year in office and tells Paul Harris of his good relations with the Reform Movement and how shuls should welcome gay members.
    FRESH from delivering entirely different Yom Kippur sermons in 12… read more

  • Thought for the Day

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    I call my friend; I find myself talking to voicemail. I phone a so-called help desk; I get music on hold. A recorded message tells me my call is important to them, but they are far too busy

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    I call my friend; I find myself talking to voicemail. I phone a so-called help desk; I get music on hold. A recorded message tells me my call is important to them, but they are far too busy

  • Thought for the Day

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    On Saturday, Jews around the world will be fasting on Yom Kippur, our annual Day of Atonement, when we stand before God who judges us. Prior to a Fast Day, we wish others Tzom Kal, which literally means “May

  • Thought for the Day

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    When we were living in Ireland, my wife and I sent our children to Montessori play schools, where they received an outstanding educational grounding during their formative years. One afternoon, when I fetched my son, Noam, from school, his

  • The Chief Rabbi on Proposed Changes to GCSE Religious Studies

     
    “I enthusiastically support the government’s efforts to ensure British values are taught to all children. Respect for and understanding of other faiths is an important component of this and something that our schools have always taken seriously across the… read more