Chief Rabbi of Great Britain was knighted by King Charles

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 British Chief Rabbi was knighted by King Charles

King Charles III of Great Britain knighted Chief Rabbi of Great Britain Ephraim Mirvis in recognition of his interfaith initiatives, work with the Jewish community, educational programs and other activities.

Mirvis was awarded a knighthood Commander of the British Empire, one of the UK's highest honors, according to a statement from the British Cabinet on Friday.

Mirvis was awarded the award for his projects to engage with the Jewish-Muslim community, a program that brings together Anglican and Jewish clergy, work on greater involvement with Orthodox Jews and opening up opportunities for women's leadership in the Jewish community, as well as advocacy for Uyghur Muslims and an LGBTQ education initiative among other programs.

Mirvis received the award as part of the King's annual list of awards ahead of the New Year. The 2023 list of awards was the first to be signed by Charles since the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September.
< br /> The list also includes Chairman of the Board of Deputies of British Jews Marie van der Zyl, her predecessor Jonathan Arkouch, six Holocaust survivors and television presenter Rachel Riley. Riley was awarded for raising awareness of the Holocaust and opposing anti-Semitism.

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