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New Chief Rabbi for UK sworn in, Sun 01 Sep

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JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Sep 2013 15:35

New Pope, new Archbishop of Canterbury. And new Chief Rabbi. May God go with them all, Elizabeth :-D

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 2 Sep 2013 01:40

Rosh Ha Shanah on Wednesday

<3

Elizabethofseasons

Elizabethofseasons Report 1 Sep 2013 23:37

Dear All

Hello

Hope you are okay.


Earlier today, Mr Ephraim Mirvis was installed as the new chief rabbi of the
UK and Commonwealth at a ceremony in London.

He succeeds Lord Jonathan Sacks, who retired after 22 years.

The Prince of Wales joined Jewish and other faith leaders for the event at
St John's Wood Synagogue.


He said: "I'm proud of the fact that in our country the fight against
anti-Semitism is being led by successive governments and parliament
and that is because it is correctly recognised that a threat
against the Jews is a threat against our society."



"Within a society, when we respect differences and when we work together
under the baton of co-operation, we can produce beautiful
and marvellous harmony for our entire society."

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In a radio interview, the new Rabbi added:

"What is also very important is to teach our community about social responsibility. We're living in very difficult times of austerity, the challenges are enormous.


"We have to empathize with everybody in society who is vulnerable."


"As the incoming chief rabbi I extend a hand of warmth, of friendship,
to my colleagues who are in movements outside of the orthodox movement
and with all of their members.

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To all our Jewish friends and colleagues, may I say:

Shalom Aleichem <3



Take gentle care all
Very best wishes
Elizabeth, EOS
xx