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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”.

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Prince salutes heroes as youngsters join up with veterans at Ajex parade

By Rosa Doherty, November 21, 2013

For the first time in seven years, there was a royal presence at the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women parade, as Prince Michael of Kent laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in memory of fallen Jewish soldiers in two world wars.

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Installation of the new Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

By Simon Rocker, September 3, 2013

The entire congregation of over 1,400 had managed to be in their seats before the start of the service and they did not utter a word for its hour and three-quarters duration.

Installations of a Chief Rabbi are few and far between — just 11 in 300 years.

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Charles will attend Chief’s installation

By Simon Rocker, August 30, 2013

The Prince of Wales is to attend the installation of the new Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis at St John’s Wood Synagogue on Sunday. It will the first time a royal presence has graced such an occasion, according to the Office of the Chief Rabbi.

Just two months ago, Prince Charles led the praise at a tribute dinner for Lord Sacks, who is retiring after 22 years in office.

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Prince Charles will attend new Chief Rabbi’s installation

By Simon Rocker, August 29, 2013

The Prince of Wales is to attend the installation of the new Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis at St John’s Wood Synagogue on Sunday.

It will the first time a royal presence has graced such an occasion, according to the Office of the Chief Rabbi.

Just two months ago, Prince Charles led the praise at a tribute dinner for Lord Sacks, who is retiring after 22 years in office.

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Bring me the royal baby and I’ll give him the snip, says top mohel

By Sandy Rashty, July 25, 2013

A leading mohel has offered to circumcise Prince George — in keeping with a Royal Family tradition.

Dr Joseph Spitzer, a GP and the head of the Initiation Society, is willing to carry out the procedure should the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decide to maintain the practice common among royals since the 19th century.

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Peres sends gift for royal baby

By Sandy Rashty, July 23, 2013

The Israeli president has sent the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a unique outfit to welcome the birth of the royal baby boy.

President Shimon Peres sent a hat, socks, white shirt, blue tie and trousers set with the message “From Israel with love” printed on the shirt.

The baby, who has yet to be named, was born on Monday afternoon and weighed 8lb 6oz.

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How the work of Odessa children’s home touched the heart of duchess

By Zoe Winograd, June 27, 2013

Invited to the May fundraising dinner of the British support group for the Tikva children’s home in Odessa, the Duchess of York was so moved by the stories of its work that she asked the charity if she could visit.

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Prince pays tribute to Chief Rabbi - his 'steadfast friend'

By Simon Rocker, June 25, 2013

The Prince of Wales gave a glowing tribute to Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks at a dinner attended by more than 800 people to celebrate his 22 years in office, calling him a “light unto this nation”.

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Accept it — Kate Middleton is not a Jewish princess

By Sandy Rashty, June 20, 2013

Prepare yourself for the most disappointing news of the week — the royal baby will not be Jewish.

Hopes for a kosher birth were raised when The Times published a letter from no less an authority than the former BBC court correspondent Michael Cole, claiming that the Duchess of Cambridge had identifiable Jewish roots.

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