Brodie will be much missed


Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Manchester Beth Din's long-serving registrar, Rabbi Yehuda Brodie, who died of cancer on Tuesday, aged 65.

At Wednesday's funeral, the beth din head, Dayan Yitzchok Berger, highlighted Rabbi Brodie's tireless work for the community.

Paying tribute earlier, beth din president Jeremy Nussbaum said: "His title as registrar, a position he held for well over 30 years, cannot begin to do justice to the wide-ranging and often sensitive issues that came across his desk - all dealt with in a highly discreet and professional manner. As a proud standard bearer for the strictly Orthodox community to which he belonged, he was nevertheless keenly aware that the beth din's responsibility is to the wider community."

In a statement, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said that Rabbi Brodie "was widely respected and his loss will be felt sharply by countless people across the Jewish world who had the good fortune to benefit from his wit, his humanity and above all, his unwavering commitment to Yiddishkeit".

Rabbi Brodie's father, Rev Gavriel Brodie, is emeritus minister at north Manchester's Stenecourt Synagogue.

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