Shalom Life | April 25, 2015

Queen Elizabeth Blessed by Chief Rabbi of Britain on Her Jubilee

Rabbi Writes Special Prayer in Queen’s Honour

By: News Staff

Published: June 6th, 2012 in News » World

Queen Elizabeth Blessed by Chief Rabbi of Britain on Her Jubilee

Those of us who watched as Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and other iconic entertainers paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the Royal Throne this week may be surprised – and delighted – to learn that there is also a Jewish angle to the Jubilee celebration.

It turns out that Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi of Britain, has written a special prayer to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years on the job.

The prayer, already being recited in shuls across Britain, specifically acknowledges the Queen’s attempts to promote good relationships among all faiths.

The prayer reads, in part, as follows: “Her crown is honor and majesty; her scepter, law and morality, equality and freedom. Her concern has been for welfare, freedom and unity, and in the lands of herdominion she has sustained justice and liberty for all races, tongues and creed.”

The chief rabbi then went on to wish the Queen many years of health. “Together with all our fellow citizens, we fervently pray that she be granted many more years of blessing so that she may continue to bring honor and glory to the crown and to all her people.”

The chief rabbi also called for peace and prosperity in Britain and Israel.

We pray for the peace and prosperity of Britain, for the well-being of the House of Israel, and for the redemption of all mankind under the sovereignty of God,” said the rabbi.


Anti-Semitic Class Taught At UC Riverside Is Not Being Pulled Anti-Semitic Class Taught At UC Riverside Is Not Being Pulled TrendingThe Miracle of the State of Israel The Miracle of the State of Israel Trending"I Couldn't Imagine That Happening,' Says 93-Year-Old Accountant of Auschwitz "I Couldn't Imagine That Happening,' Says 93-Year-Old Accountant of Auschwitz Trending
 

Yes, There's A Grateful Dead Album Entirely in Hebrew

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Yes, There's A Grateful Dead Album Entirely in Hebrew

Released by Sagol 59 and Ami Yaris, "The Promised Land" features songs from the revered jam band beautifully translated into Hebrew

Read More

Ban Ki-Moon Eats Shakshuka On Israel Independence Day

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Ban Ki-Moon Eats Shakshuka On Israel Independence Day

An exploration into Israeli food, and maybe the first step towards peace, Ban Ki-Moon tries shakshuka for the first time

Read More

WATCH: Tel Aviv Zookeeper Captures Awesome Footage of Animals Drinking

April 24, 2015 | By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels
WATCH: Tel Aviv Zookeeper Captures Awesome Footage of Animals Drinking

Elad Hershkowitz captured the unique footage by placing a GoPro camera at the bottom of animals' water troughs to get a closer look at how giraffes, lions, rhinos and lemurs relieve their parched pallets

Read More

First Nations Actors Storm Off the Set of Adam Sandler's Western Spoof

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
First Nations Actors Storm Off the Set of Adam Sandler's Western Spoof

Despite concerns raised by actors on the set, and even following a walkout by cast, Netflix and Sandler stand by the 'The Ridiculous Six'

Read More

Poland Wants Mattel To Recall 'Apples To Apples' Game For Labelling Them As Nazis

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Poland Wants Mattel To Recall 'Apples To Apples' Game For Labelling Them As Nazis

A card which refers to their country as "Nazi Poland" during the second World War has been deemed offensive and demeaning to Poland

Read More

Former New York State Governor and Possible Presidential Candidate Has Longstanding Jewish Ties

April 24, 2015 | By Jacob Kamaras, JNS.org
Former New York State Governor and Possible Presidential Candidate Has Longstanding Jewish Ties

George Pataki has a strong history with Jewish voters for a Republican

Read More

Israel: One Of The Happiest Countries On Earth

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Israel: One Of The Happiest Countries On Earth

Israel takes the 11th spot on the UN's annual happiness report, coming out on top of countries like the U.S. and U.K.

Read More

Netanyahu Condemns Ultra Orthodox Jewish Attackers of IDF Officer

April 24, 2015 | By Kobi Nachshoni
Netanyahu Condemns Ultra Orthodox Jewish Attackers of IDF Officer

'They are lawbreakers. Service in the IDF is a source of pride,' the Israeli PM stated

Read More

More Headlines