Report: Soloveichik considered as Britain’s chief rabbi

By JTA
July 14, 2012 11:35

 
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Three US rabbis are among those being considered to become Britain's chief rabbi.

Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University and associate rabbi at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, is expected in London in a few days for meetings with British Jewish leaders, the Times of Israel reports.

He is the great-nephew of the late Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveichik, the longtime leader of American Modern Orthodoxy until his death in 1993.

A senior British community leader told the website that Soloveichik had the behind-the-scenes backing of the current chief rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks. Sources close to Sacks, however, deny that the chief rabbi is backing anyone.

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