Chief hope visiting UK

A leading American rabbi who has been mentioned as a possible successor to Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks is due to visit two London communities this weekend.

Rabbi Dr Michael Broyde will be scholar-in-residence at Edgware Adath Yisroel Congregation and will also speak at the Alei Tzion community in Hendon on Sunday.

The rabbi is a professor of law at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia and a dayan on the Beth Din of America.

Author of numerous books, he recently edited a collection of essays, Contending with Catastrophe, dealing with some of the halachic issues thrown up by the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers.

    Last updated: 8:13pm, May 10 2012