A new British chief rabbi: Mission impossible?

The British Jewry may have trouble finding a suitable candidate to serve as the new chief rabbi.

June 28, 2012 15:18
3 minute read.
Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

rabbi sacks UK 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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The identity of Jonathan Sacks' successor as Britain’s chief rabbi is still uncertain. The job specification, which is clear in some aspects and vague in others, makes the job an almost impossible hire.

Each new rabbi has molded the position anew. In some instances, these nuances have benefited the rabbi and the community. However, in other cases, these changes have led to a failure to meet certain challenges and recognize priorities.


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