Lord Sacks, who is about to step down from his post after 22 years, told the Times the government "should certainly recognise marriage in the tax system".
"It should certainly give more support to mothers who stay at home or for
childcare provision," he added.
...In his Times interview, Lord Sacks also said multi-culturalism had "had its
day" and had led to "segregation and inward-looking communities".
He compared it to a hotel where "nobody is at home".
"It doesn't belong to anyone, we've each got our own room and so long as we
don't disturb the neighbours we can do whatever we like," he added.
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Chadrei Charedim reports on the British Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, meeting with Rav Povarsky and Rav Edelstein of Ponovez, as well as the Admor of Vizhnitz. When asked about his opinion on the current political situation, Rav Edelstein answered that our merit to the land is in the merit of those who learn Torah and the only
guarantee for peace in Israel is Torah study and observance. When the ambassador asked the Rav to expand on his words, he was given the directive to ask the Gadol Hador, Rav Aharon Leib Steinman.