Friday, 23 October 2015

“Dear Chief Rabbi…” The Knife Intifada sermon that failed the test of moral and communal leadership

My latest blog post is published at Patheos

Britain's Chief Rabbi Ephriam Mirvis, gave a sermon last Sunday (18 October 2015) concerning the latest violence taking place on the streets of Israel and the West Bank. It was disappointing to say the least.

I've written an open letter to the Rabbi to explain why I feel he is letting down the Jewish community in Britain.

Here's an extract:
The key sentiments you expressed in your talk were commendable. There is indeed “an urgent need for communication” and “the healing of relationships”. But if that’s what you really believe then the rest of your sermon was an object lesson in how not to achieve either “communication” or “healing”.

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