Britain’s new chief rabbi sworn in
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Britain’s new chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, was sworn in as Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, looked on.
It was the first time a member of the royal family had attended such a ceremony.
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, who retired after 22 years in the chief rabbi post, participated in the rite.
Mirvis said he will work to enhance Jewish education, build and strengthen Jewish communities and encourage social responsibility. He has said he will make uniting the branches of Judaism a priority.
Mirvis, a native of South Africa, is the former chief rabbi of Ireland. He is Britain’s 11th chief rabbi since 1704. — jta
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