Rabbi Mirvis was amongst those who attended today’s commemorative service to mark 100 years since the beginning of the Battle of the Somme. The commemoration took place at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, in Northern France.
It has long been customary to present your hosts with a gift.
So when Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and his wife Valerie stayed over at Windsor Castle last night as guests of the Queen ahead of her 90th birthday, they arrived at the royal residence with a special gift in tow.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has marked Commonwealth Day by encouraging Britain’s Jews “to reflect on what it is to be a part of a community of more than two billion people, which stretches across the world to more than 50 countries”.