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Rabbi Kathleen Middleton joins delegation to address King Charles III

Rabbi Kathleen Middleton, co-chair of the Assembly of Reform Rabbis and Cantors joined The President of the Board of Deputies, Marie van der Zyl, at a delegation of Jewish communal representatives to petition His Majesty, King Charles III, ahead of his coronation, describing it as a “tremendous privilege”. An address was given, in the name of the Board of Deputies and the Anglo-Jewish Association, congratulating the King following his accession to the throne.

“Each week our synagogues pray that the Almighty bless the entire Royal Family and that Your Majesty be delivered from all trouble and sorrow”, Marie said in her address.

“We are grateful for this opportunity to recite the traditional Jewish blessing made upon being received by a monarch: ‘Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the World, who has given of His glory to flesh and blood.’”

Rabbi Kathleen Middleton, co-chair of the Assembly for Reform Rabbis and Cantors, who said of the occasion: “It was a great privilege to be part of the delegation of the Board of Deputies and Anglo-Jewish Association to deliver a loyal address to the King.”

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