Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis , Chief Rabbi of UK, Will Spend Coronation Eve as Guest of King Charles III at Clarence House

By Hamodia Staff

Clarence House. (Funguy06)

Britain’s Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis will attend the coronation King Charles III in London, and in order not to violate Shabbos, he will stay overnight as a guest of King Charles III at Clarence House, the residence of the king, the Jewish Chronicle reported.

The ceremony is scheduled for Shabbos, May 6, 2023, and Rabbi Mirvis and his wife cannot drive to the event. The Chief Rabbi will spend Friday evening with the local Jewish community, and will then walk to Clarence House, which is less than a mile from Westminster Abbey, where the coronation is set to take place.

Beginning in 1902, when King Edward VII was coronated, the Chief Rabbi has attended the ceremony. That event took place on Shabbos as well, and Chief Rabbi Nosson (Herman) Adler davened at the Western Synagogue and was escorted to Westminster Abbey in his rabbinic robes.

Chief Rabbi Israel Brodic attended the Tuesday coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

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