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  • Chief Rabbi’s Prayer

    27 Mar Cheshvan 5775
    In light of the recent brutal terrorist attack at Kehilat Bnei Torah Synagogue, Har Nof, Jerusalem, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has composed the following prayer to be recited in Commonwealth communities after the Prayer for the… read more

  • Chief Rabbi Mirvis visits Australia and New Zealand

    Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has embarked on his first Commonwealth visit to Australia and New Zealand this week. The Chief Rabbi has a packed two-week schedule incorporating Sydney, Perth, Canberra and Melbourne in Australia as well as Wellington and Auckland… read more

  • Terror Attack in Jerusalem

    Following this morning’s attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem in which four worshippers were killed, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said: “I am horrified and disgusted at the slaughter of innocent people in a synagogue. This is an affront to all… read more

  • Opinion: Why I’ve added Royal Family and Armed Forces to one of our most solemn, sincere prayers

    At the memorials this Centenary Remembrance Sunday, many Jews will bow their heads in memory of cherished fallen relatives, friends, colleagues and heroes. In commemoration of this historic weekend, I have updated one of our most solemn and sincere prayers.… read more

  • Chief Rabbi Mirvis: Shabbat UK has made history

    We set our expectations high — and British Jewry exceeded them.
    We are still under the spell of a mesmerising and historic weekend.
    Earlier this year, we called on individuals and families to celebrate a Shabbat like no other. We… read more

  • Pause for Thought

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    Last month, in the middle of the night, along with a thousand other people, I sang at a moving prayer service which we call Midnight Selichot. As the Jewish New Year approached, we needed a channel for our

  • Pause for Thought

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    The winners of the Monaco Grand Prix auction are going to have a fantastic time; it’s great to see their generosity rewarded.
    Through the Children in Need auctions we are being encouraged to open our hearts to others.

  • 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