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The Chief Rabbi of Canterbury The Chief Rabbi of Canterbury
Monday, December 24, 2012 by Simon Gordon | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

With his public defense of religion, the outgoing Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks, has fulfilled an important role within British society—just not the one he was appointed to perform. 
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