Posts Tagged ‘Chief Rabbi’

UK Chief Rabbi calls for ‘Sabbath’ from social media

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Britain’s Chief Rabbi has warned that the UK is in danger of falling prey to an addiction to social media at the expense of real human relationships. Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said the ancient Jewish principle of observing the Sabbath or a day of rest is an “antidote” to such an addiction. The orthodox Jewish interpretation Read more

Jewish leader posits ‘theology of other’ to save religion

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Britain’s former chief rabbi has written that only a “theology of the other” drawn from a subtle reading of scripture can save religion. In a new book titled “Not in God’s Name”, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks attempts to explain why religion and violence so often go hand in glove. The explanation lies in religion’s dual Read more

Rabbi and archbishop differ over same-sex marriage

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Britain’s Chief Rabbi and the Archbishop of Canterbury have declared conflicting positions about a Government plan to legalise same-sex marriages. For the Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, any attempt to redefine marriage would undermine the character of a sacred institution recognised “from time immemorial”. For the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, the Anglican Church is Read more