Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis trumpeted openness at Limmud U.K. In his first appearance at the conference, he urged participants to avoid living in a ‘self-imposed ghetto.’
Great Britain’s new chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, announced on Monday that he would be attending Limmud, Britain’s largest and oldest festival of Jewish learning and culture.
Britain’s new chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, who has vowed to remain traditional by barring women rabbis and same-sex marriage, was sworn in on Sunday to face the challenge of uniting the nation’s polarised Jewish community.
On Friday morning, people listening to BBC Radio 4’s popular Today program heard a familiar voice addressing them on “The Thought for the Day” slot. It was Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks making his final appearance.
British Jews have just selected a new chief rabbi. Keith Kahn-Harris argues that the post is no longer needed — and explains why it doesn’t exist on this side of the pond.
As Britain’s new chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis succeeds Jonathan Sacks, a renowned public intellectual who speaks frequently on moral and theological affairs.
Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the spiritual leader of one of the largest congregations in London and a former chief rabbi of Ireland, was named Britain’s chief rabbi-designate.