Jewish Organizations Pay Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
Jewish organizations on Thursday, September 8, paid tribute to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at the age of 96.
World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder said, “The World Jewish Congress and its more than 100 Jewish communities across the globe join the nation and people of the United Kingdom, and British Jewry in mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, during whose 70-year reign Jewish communities in Great Britain, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and across the Commonwealth have flourished and grown in peace and security. Queen Elizabeth’s was a life of service and faith, in which love of country, Commonwealth, God, and family was the supreme value.”
“She and her family were beloved symbols of resistance to Nazi tyranny, refusing to leave London during the worst times of the Blitz and standing in solidarity under siege with their compatriots.”
“On behalf of Jewish communities across the globe, I extend our deepest condolences to her family, and to the nation and people of the United Kingdom. May her memory and her example be for a blessing,” he concluded.
Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER), stated, “Together, Chief Rabbi Mirvis and the UK Jewish community, the Conference of the European Rabbis, its President Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, and the chairman of its Standing Committee Dayan Menachem Gelley join mourning the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her dignified, devoted leadership will endure as an exemplary model for all. May her family find comfort.” (INN / VFI News)
“God, we are grateful for Queen Elizabeth II’s many blessings to the Jewish communities worldwide. She was a true, faithful ally, and we hope that her unparalleled work and protection will not be forgotten or disputed in the future. The Jewish communities around the world are deeply saddened by Her Majesty’s loss, and offer their condolences and respect to her people.”