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Prince Charles and Tony Blair to attend virtual memorial for Rabbi Lord Sacks

Commemoration which marks the end of a 30-day intense mourning period will also feature Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown

Former Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, being honoured by his friend Tony Blair at Jewish News Night of Heroes. (Blake Ezra Photography Ltd.)
Former Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, being honoured by his friend Tony Blair at Jewish News Night of Heroes. (Blake Ezra Photography Ltd.)

Prince Charles and President Rivlin will join former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, at a special virtual commemoration dedicated to Rabbi Lord Sacks.

High-profile communal, national and international figures will come together online to remember the former Chief Rabbi who passed away aged 72 a month ago. 

The event, which marks the end of an intense 30-day mourning period (the shloshim), will feature a series of reflections on a pre-recorded programme, including from his wife, Lady Elaine Sacks, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, the former Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel. 

During the commemoration, which will be hosted by Lord Robert Winston, Dayan Ivan Binstock will recite a prayer to mark the end of the period of mourning, while the memorial prayer will be read by Rabbi Lionel Rosenfeld.

.The pre-recorded programme will be premiered on www.RabbiSacks.org/Shloshim,  and will available to watch afterwards.

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