In A First, A Royal Will Attend Chief Rabbi’s Installation
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In A First, A Royal Will Attend Chief Rabbi’s Installation

Prince Charles will attend the installation of the United Kingdom’s new chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, the first time a royal has been present at such an occasion, according to the Jewish Chronicle.

Rabbi Mirvis, who will turn 57 next week, will become the eighth Chief Rabbi on Sept. 1 at St. John’s Wood Synagogue, the Chronicle reports.

About 1,400 guests will be there, including politicians, Church of England and Jewish leaders.

Two months ago, according to the Chronicle, Prince Charles led a tribute dinner for former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who is retiring after 22 years in office.

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