The passing of the British queen at the ripe old age of 96, after a 70-year reign, marks the end of an era for us all.
In a memorial event organized by the Jewish community on Wednesday, UK’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis also added a special prayer for the memory of the Queen.
President Isaac Herzog will express condolences to King Charles III on his own behalf and on behalf of the people of Israel.
Queen Elizabeth died fulfilling her duty to the very end. Two days earlier, she was pictured in the media appointing a new UK prime minister. In her death, she exemplified her life.
As King Charles takes up royal duties, he is scheduled to meet British Cheif Rabi Ephraim Mirvis. In a thoughtful gesture, the royal palace moved the meeting to avoid any violation of Shabat laws.
While parliament has been shut to all external visitors, including the press, I have had the privilege of seeing this monumental moment unfold up close.
About 500 foreign dignitaries are expected to attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral in London next week, although Russia, Belarus and Myanmar will not be sending representatives.
Baron David Wolfson walked his peers through several aspects of Jewish tradition, including gematria, the Jewish practice of finding meaning through the numerical value of words.
Two people were arrested and charged with breaching the peace, a third person arrested has not been charged yet.
Queen Elizabeth II has not been portrayed in the haredi press since the ban of photos of women in these religious communities.