Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

Beshalach: Why should our children and grandchildren carry out mitzvot?

Beshalach: Why should our children and grandchildren carry out mitzvot?

The Chief Rabbi’s D’var Torah for Parshat BeshalachChief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 1/28/2021, 10:20 PM
A lesson about nitpicking

A lesson about nitpicking

The Chief Rabbi’s weekly insight for Parshat Bo: Moses knew that some people always find what is wrong instead of appreciating the good.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 1/22/2021, 9:24 AM
Va’eira: The impact of Covid-19 on our senior citizens

Va’eira: The impact of Covid-19 on our senior citizens

The Chief Rabbis’ insight for Parshat Va’eira in light of Psalm 71: "Do not cast us aside when we are old and our strength has failed.".UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 1/15/2021, 9:37 AM
Shemot: What does our name mean to others?

Shemot: What does our name mean to others?

The Chief Rabbi’s weekly insight for Parshat Shemot.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 1/8/2021, 8:24 AM
Our Covid-19 journey – how should we respond to its uncertainty?

Our Covid-19 journey – how should we respond to its uncertainty?

The Chief Rabbi’s weekly insight for Parshat Vayechi.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 1/1/2021, 3:00 AM
A Fast on a Friday? Asarah B’Tevet this year

A Fast on a Friday? Asarah B’Tevet this year

Treating the root cause, not the symptoms.The Chief Rabbi’s D’var Torah for Asarah b’Tevet and Parshat Vayigash.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 12/23/2020, 8:41 PM
By sharing, we receive more than we give

By sharing, we receive more than we give

How Pharaoh knoew that Joseph was someone who’s word he could rely on.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 12/20/2020, 7:18 AM
Hanukkah and Vayeshev: We can always climb higher!

Hanukkah and Vayeshev: We can always climb higher!

The way in which we light the Hanukkah candles teaches us how to achieve our full potential.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 12/10/2020, 3:39 PM
 Vayishlach: The hidden challenge facing the Jewish people

Vayishlach: The hidden challenge facing the Jewish people

What are the three greatest challenges facing the Jewish people?UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 12/2/2020, 10:22 PM
Make the journey count as much as the destination

Make the journey count as much as the destination

It’s important to prepare for where we’re going and in doing so, derive meaning from the journey.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 11/29/2020, 7:00 AM
Jacob and the Pandemic

Jacob and the Pandemic

Why are our voices today more powerful than ever before?UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 11/19/2020, 10:58 AM
Chayei Sara: Is the title misleading?

Chayei Sara: Is the title misleading?

A tribute to Rabbi Lord Sacks z”l.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 11/12/2020, 7:00 PM
The greatest leaders

The greatest leaders

The greatest leaders, just like great parents and teachers are all defined by one thing.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 11/4/2020, 8:46 PM
What is the saddest verse in the Torah?

What is the saddest verse in the Torah?

A D׳var Torah on the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzchak Rabin.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/30/2020, 2:00 AM
Strong foundations

Strong foundations

D’var Torah for Parshat Noach. Don't just look at the height of the building you are constructing, look down at its foundations.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/22/2020, 11:59 PM
Words Create Worlds – the power of speech and the danger of cancel culture

Words Create Worlds – the power of speech and the danger of cancel culture

Speech can create a world and speech can destroy a world.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/17/2020, 9:55 PM
What do Abraham and an etrog have in common?

What do Abraham and an etrog have in common?

The Chief Rabbi’s D’var Torah for Sukkot: Abraham the Patriarch symbolizes the fruit that never falls off the tree.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 10/2/2020, 12:40 PM
Yom Kippur Sermon: We will get through this together

Yom Kippur Sermon: We will get through this together

We will be praying from the depths of our hearts and at the same time, God is calling upon us to do the most we can.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/27/2020, 3:30 PM
Our Covid-19 responsibility this Rosh Hashannah

Our Covid-19 responsibility this Rosh Hashannah

Cases of Covid-19 are on the rise, primarily due to irresponsibility, the responsibility that we have towards ourselves and others. Opinion.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/18/2020, 3:45 PM
What is the significance of every single letter of the Torah?

What is the significance of every single letter of the Torah?

The UK Chief Rabbi brings the explanation of the Lubavitcher Rebbe for the mitzva of writing just one letter of a Sefer Torah.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/12/2020, 11:55 PM
Why are stones so important in our tradition?

Why are stones so important in our tradition?

The Hebrew word "even" means "stone" but it also is a composite of the words for father and son.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 9/4/2020, 9:55 AM
 Parents should never be jealous of their children.

Parents should never be jealous of their children.

Only one fruit's blessing goes up a step on the ladder when it is made into juice. What does that have to do with marriage?UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/28/2020, 4:16 AM
What lesson can we learn from the sacrificial right in the parsha for our corona times?

What lesson can we learn from the sacrificial right in the parsha for our corona times?

A verse that tells us what to do, if, for some technical or practical reason, like distancing, those who are needy can’t get to our homes.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/14/2020, 9:00 AM
A change in the order provides a major lesson for all time!

A change in the order provides a major lesson for all time!

The first paragraph of the Shema is in the singular. The second paragraph is in the plural, The order of the mitzvot is switched. Why?UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/7/2020, 1:57 PM
How can we successfully pass on our Judaism through to the generations to come?

How can we successfully pass on our Judaism through to the generations to come?

After the Torah tells us to educate our children in the Shema prayer, it does not tell us how - or does it?UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 8/2/2020, 10:00 AM
What is the greatest blessing ever given to the Jewish people?

What is the greatest blessing ever given to the Jewish people?

if you look at our numbers throughout the ages you will be unable to count us. That is a message to remember on Tisha B'Av.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/28/2020, 7:12 PM
Which legendary person’s Yartzeit will be commemorated on Wednesday this week?

Which legendary person’s Yartzeit will be commemorated on Wednesday this week?

Tthe first day of the fifth month, is Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av, which will be on Wednesday of this week and is mentioned in Parashat Mas'ei.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/19/2020, 12:40 PM
Some of the greatest blessings are wrapped up in a curse

Some of the greatest blessings are wrapped up in a curse

Please God, answer all of our prayers - for the good.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 7/2/2020, 10:00 PM
Shlach lecha (Diaspora): When did an entire nation suffer from low self-esteem?

Shlach lecha (Diaspora): When did an entire nation suffer from low self-esteem?

The great medieval commentator Ibn Ezra says that the entire nation of Israel carried with them through the wilderness a slave mentality.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 6/19/2020, 11:59 AM
What does the Torah say about good parenting?

What does the Torah say about good parenting?

The Torah's thoughts on childrearing are all to be found in the name of this week's (Diaspora) Torah reading.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 6/5/2020, 11:37 AM
 How to enhance your Shavuot during the coronavirus pandemic

How to enhance your Shavuot during the coronavirus pandemic

Rabbi Lord Sacks and Chief Rabbi Mirviis present: A life of vertical & horizontal responsibility: Shavuot during the Coronavirus PandemicRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 5/26/2020, 3:00 PM
Will people be proud to be connected to you?

Will people be proud to be connected to you?

We have an opportunity now to set an example, to show how despite difficulty, we are acting responsibly, for ourselves and our societies.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 5/22/2020, 1:00 PM
UK Chief Rabbi’s ‘Lecha Dodi’ school sing-a-long goes viral

UK Chief Rabbi’s ‘Lecha Dodi’ school sing-a-long goes viral

Video of primary schools nationwide singing with the Chief Rabbi ahead of Shabbat UK is an internet hit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2019, 8:10 AM
May dined with Chief Rabbi on eve of becoming PM

May dined with Chief Rabbi on eve of becoming PM

New British PM Theresa May took the time to keep 'longstanding arrangement' to dine with Chief Rabbi on night before taking office.Shai Landesman, 7/14/2016, 2:43 PM
New British Chief Rabbi will Attend 'Limmud'

New British Chief Rabbi will Attend 'Limmud'

Britain's Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has announced he will attend the cross-communal learning event amid concerns of leading judges.Adam Ross, 9/18/2013, 3:44 PM