Chief Rabbi will be your Shab­bat guide

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY ROSA DO­HERTY

CHIEF RABBI Ephraim Mirvis will be tak­ing over the JC Twit­ter ac­count to an­swer ques­tions as part of Shab­bat UK.

Rabbi Mirvis has asked read­ers to email or tweet their ques­tions about Shab­bat and he will an­swer them online on Oc­to­ber 16 be­tween mid­day and 1pm.

It will be the first time the Chief Rabbi has­been­in­volve­d­ina live Twit­ter ex­change. By us­ing the hash­tag #welove­shab­bat JC read­ers will be able to com­mu­ni­cate di­rectly with him.

Shab­bat UK, the na­tional cel­e­bra­tion of the day of rest, was ini­ti­ated by Rabbi Mirvis last year, with the inau­gu­ral event at­tract­ing more than 100,000 peo­ple. This year’s event, on Oc­to­ber 23-24, is likely to in­volve even more par­tic­i­pants.

Rabbi Mirvis said Shab­bat UK was “all about cre­at­ing pow­er­ful Jewish ex­pe­ri­ences”.

He added: “Hav­ing trav­elled around the coun­try, talk­ing to com­mu­ni­ties about what they achieved last year and their plans for this year, I have heard some in­cred­i­ble sto­ries — one group this year will even be cel­e­brat­ing Shab­bat UK from Mount Kil­i­man­jaro to raise money for char­ity.

“Hear­ing about these ex­pe­ri­ences has been in­cred­i­bly ex­cit­ing and I want to share that ex­cite­ment with ev­ery­one. I’m par­tic­u­larly look­ing for­ward to hear­ing about read­ers’ Shab­bat ex­pe­ri­ences, favourite fam­ily mem­o­ries and Shab­bat culi­nary suc­cesses or fail­ures.”

Read­ers can email Rabbi Mirvis at or tweet @jew­ishchron. See box for de­tails.

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