The Chief’s damaging lack of judgment

The Chief’s damaging lack of judgment
by Miriam Shaviv
The Jewish Chronicle
October 22, 2015

This month should be a triumph for Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis. His flagship event, Shabbat UK, is now established in our calendar and, this weekend, the community will unite in celebration .

It’s a shame, then, that October is marred by an unfortunate and alarming episode, which casts serious doubt over the Chief Rabbi’s judgment and the direction in which he is taking the United Synagogue.

I refer to the “confidential” letter sent to United Synagogue rabbis and shul chairs, warning against “offer[ing] a platform to speakers who are inappropriate”.

Who does he consider “inappropriate”? What prompted this intervention? Read More.

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