Charles, Prince of Wales, will be attending the induction ceremony of Rabbi Ephraim Mervis as he becomes the new Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, this Sunday at London’s St. John’s Wood Synagogue, the UK’s Jewish News reported.
Read more: http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/08/29/britains-prince-charles-to-attend-induction-of-new-commonwealth-chief-rabbi/
Mazal tov, Rabbi Mervis.
On Thursday August 15th, the sad news was reported about Rabbi Yosef Wiesel, who was killed in a car accident.
(From the Hagaddah:
"Lefichach anachnu chayavim - lehodot, lehallel, leshabayach, lefa'er, leromem, lehader, levarech, lealeh, oo'lkales. Lemi, she'asa, l'a'voteinu velanu, et kol hanisim ha'eleh, hotzianu me'avdut le'cherut, meyagon lesimcha,
"Thus it is our duty to thank, to laud, to praise, to glorify, to exalt, to adore, to bless, to elevate and to honor the One who did all these miracles for our fathers and for us. He took us from slavery to freedom, from sorrow to joy,)
Two weeks after the tragedy, the family celebrates a simcha as Kikar Hashabat reports on the engagement of the oldest son. A friend of the chasan said that just last week we came to comfort him and now we come to rejoice.
In a few weeks, another son will iy"h be celebrating a bar mitzvah. A man who is celebrating the bar mitzvah of his son during the same week has taken upon himself to donate money to cover all the expenses of Rabbi Wiesel's son.
May the Wiesel family continue to celebrate happy occasions.