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Jewish leaders react to death of Prince Philip, praise his 'affection' for community


April 30, 2021

(JNS) — Buckingham Palace announced on Friday the death of Prince Philip, 99, the Duke of Edinburgh — husband to Queen Elizabeth and father to Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

Leaders of the United Kingdom’s Jewish community reacted to his death, praising him for his public service and his “affection for the Jewish community.”

Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Ephraim Mirvis called Philip a “selfless and loyal public figure” who offered his “steadfast support to the Queen” and “exceptional service to our nation.”

He also said that he imme...

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