Chief Rabbi visiting slums and aid projects in India
CHIEF RABBI Ephraim Mirvis arrived in India last weekend to received a warm welcome for the incoming Indian High Commission.
Rabbi Mirvis met Navtej Sarna, a former Indian ambassador to Israel after arriving in Delhi on Saturday evening.
The Chief Rabbi is spending 10 days meeting Jewish communities in Delhi, Mumbai, Cochin and Calcutta. He is also due to visit
Chief Rabbi Mirvis be the slums of Kalwa, north of Mumbai, and view social action projects.
Before he left, Rabbi Mirvis other joined faith leaders condemning a crackdown on Christmas by some Muslim countries.
It followed a threat by the Sultan of Brunei to imprison anyone publically celebrating the Christian in the south-east Asian country. Chief Rabbi Mirvis, said faith communities “have a responsibility to stand together to oppose discrimination”. The ban was “reflective of an intolerance that, as Jews, we simply cannot countenance,” he said. in the city of Lvov during the Second World War. Moscow “indicted the Hitler government, and especially Himmler” for the atrocity.
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