Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

Christians at risk, says Chief Rabbi Mirvis and Prince Charles

By Daniel Easterman, December 19, 2013

The chief rabbi has joined Prince Charles in voicing grave concern over the persecution of Christian communities Middle East countries.

The Prince told a gathering of religious leaders in London this week that the situation had reached “crisis point”.


Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis deals blow to women over partnership services

By Marcus Dysch, December 19, 2013


Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has warned rabbis that partnership minyan services - where women can lead prayers - should not be permitted in Orthodox synagogues.

In a message sent to leading rabbis and rebbetzins on Wednesday evening, Rabbi Mirvis said the services were "not something that can take place within our synagogues".


Mirvis backs fight against abuse

By Sandy Rashty, December 2, 2013

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has urged UK Jewry to take responsibility in the campaign to combat domestic abuse within the community.

He said ignorance and sensitivity around the issue made it difficult for charities like Jewish Women’s Aid to support victims of abuse in homes across the religious spectrum.


Chief Mirvis backs top United Synagogue role for women

By Simon Rocker, November 28, 2013

Women could become trustees of the United Synagogue for the first time after Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis approved the idea of female members standing for election as trustees of Britain’s main central Orthodox body.


The only way is Essex as Mirvis backs learning

By Simon Rocker, November 4, 2013

Chigwell Synagogue hosted the launch of a Sunday morning education venture by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis this week.


Chief Rabbi Mirvis joins Young Jewish Care

By Sandy Rashty, October 25, 2013

Young Jewish Care patrons applauded Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis at a fundraising Friday night dinner last week.

The event at Kinloss synagogue, formerly headed by Rabbi Mirvis, was attended by 150 enthusiastic young professionals and raised X for Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors’ Centre in Hendon, which has an annual deficit of £413,000.


The JC Profile: Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu

October 17, 2013

Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu, one of the UK’s most eminent rabbis, is not a man to remain silent. Despite stepping down as head of the London Beth Din in 2006, he continues to make waves, this week by renewing his opposition to Orthodox Jews attending Limmud, in response to Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis’s intention to attend.


Chief Rabbi Mirvis's dignified silence

October 17, 2013

It is difficult to think of a more crass, ill-judged and ultimately self-defeating intervention in a communal issue than the statement issued last week by a group of seven strictly-Orthodox rabbis. The issue of the Chief Rabbi’s attendance at Limmud is long running. To the disappointment of many, Lord Sacks chose not to attend.


It's courage versus arrogance in the Mirvis Limmud row

By Daniel Finkelstein, October 17, 2013

Look, I hope you won’t mind what I have to say here. It’s just that, well, I think it needs to be said, however diffident I am about it.


Mirvis and Kapoor get their JW3 (mezuzah) fix

By Anna Sheinman, October 3, 2013

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has praised the new JW3, calling it, like the mezuzah he was affixing at the venue, “glorious on the outside, magnificent on the inside”.

Rabbi Mirvis blessed the mezuzah, designed by renowned sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor, at a ceremony on Tuesday evening.