Derby day for chief rabbis

September 3, 2013
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The 1pm start for the installation of Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis in St John’s Wood on Sunday is unusually early.

But could the lunchtime kick-off have been arranged for the sake of football fans, who would like to get to the Arsenal v Spurs derby taking place later that afternoon?

I wouldn’t be surprised if a giant screen is erected to show the game live at the reception which follows the installation.

Outgoing Chief Lord Sacks is a Gooner, while his successor Rabbi Mirvis prays for Spurs.

    Last updated: 10:29am, September 3 2013