Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

Ban on Lord's Prayer cinema advert is 'objectionable' restriction of religious freedom, says Chief Rabbi

By JC Reporter, November 27, 2015

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has called for the decision to ban a cinema advert featuring the Lord’s Prayer to be reversed.

He tweeted that the refusal to show the advert was “an objectionable curtailing of freedom of religious expresson”.


Chief Rabbi helps raise awareness of domestic abuse on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

By Sandy Rashty, November 25, 2015

UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis echoed a global call to fight domestic violence today.

As patron of the Jewish Women's Aid charity, he attended a stall in the Brent Cross Shopping Centre in north-west London to increase aware of domestic violence in the Jewish community.


Chief Rabbi Mirvis leads way in tackling child abuse as rabbis attend special training session

By JC Reporter , November 24, 2015

More than 120 religious leaders have taken part in a training seminar led by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis aimed at encouraging them to tackle child abuse within Jewish communities.

The session included dozens of United Synagogue rabbis and rebbetzins and was supported by the S&P Sephardi community.


Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis to visit India

By Sandy Rashty, November 17, 2015

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is set to make an official visit to India next month.

It is understood that Rabbi Mirvis will meet religious leaders in the country – as well as visiting some of its key historical sites.


Chief Rabbi Mirvis witnesses trauma of refugees on secret visit to camp in Greece

By Rosa Doherty, November 12, 2015

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has led a delegation to Greece to visit one of the country’s largest refugee camps and to see the aid effort being carried out by World Jewish Relief.

He and four other United Synagogue rabbis spent Thursday at the camp on Greece’s northern border, where up to 10,000 refugees a day make the crossing into Macedonia.


Chief Rabbi says stabbings in Israel are like murder of Lee Rigby in UK

By Marcus Dysch, October 18, 2015

Around 200 people have attended a special prayer service in memory of those killed in the terror attacks and violence in Israel.

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis led the service in Hendon, north-west London, on Sunday evening amid tight security.

He told the audience the knife attacks in Israel were comparable to the murder of Lee Rigby by extremists in London.


Benjamin Netanyahu and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis ‘clashed over settlements’

By Marcus Dysch, September 11, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reported to have clashed with British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis over the building of settlements.

A media report in Israel claimed the men had disagreed over the issue during a private meeting in London on Wednesday evening.

Mr Netanyahu met Jewish community leaders for talks at the start of his visit to Britain.


MPs reject assisted dying bill

By Josh Jackman, September 11, 2015

MPs have voted against the Assisted Dying Bill going to a third reading in Parliament.

The proposed legislation fell at the second hurdle, heavily defeated by 330 votes to 118.

Ahead of the debate, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis took to social media to attack the bill.

In a message posted on Facebook, Rabbi Mirvis stressed that the bill was misguided and dangerous.


Assisted dying bill will leave elderly at risk, says Chief Rabbi

By JC Reporter, September 6, 2015

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has joined other faith leaders in opposing a move to legalise assisted dying.

Rabbi Mirvis, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and 23 other prominent figures from the Christian, Muslim and Sikh communities expressed concern that possible new legislation would leave the elderly and terminally ill unprotected.


Rabbi Mirvis promises 'special initiative' from community to help refugees

By Simon Rocker, September 4, 2015

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has called on the Jewish community to act “positively” to alleviate the plight of refugees in Europe.

“Right now there is a crisis and if we don’t act in a humanitarian way, more people are going to die,” he warned.