Prince Charles Warns of Rising Anti-Semitism

Royal Frets About Hatred as Rabbi Sacks Retires

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By Haaretz

Published June 25, 2013.

Britain’s Prince Charles warned that Britain was suffering from an “apparent rise in anti-Semitism,” British media reported.

In a speech celebrating the retirement of Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Britain’s outgoing chief rabbi, Prince Charles said: “Running throughout your time as chief rabbi has been that all-important principle of which this country has long been an exponent – the principle of tolerance. I sometimes fear not enough recognition is given to the role of the faith communities in the life of our country in promoting such a critical principle, and I join with you, in mounting anxiety, at the apparent rise in anti-Semitism, along with other poisonous and debilitating forms of intolerance.”

During his speech in central London, the prince said both he and Sacks had reached the official age of retirement, and joked: “I do hope yours is going to be a bit more realistic than mine.”

Rabbi Lord Sacks will be stepping down from the post of Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom’s Orthodox communities in August after 22 years.

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