The Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation joins with mourners around the world in extending condolences to the family of the late Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, Queen of England, known as Elizabeth II, who passed away yesterday at the age of 96. Her life was a tribute to many aspects of humanity, decency, and compassion. She was rarely controversial, she was solidly a defender of the Commonwealth, and she rose on many occasions to address societal changes and acknowledge goodness in the world. (I was a sincere follower of her annual Christmas message. Ed.)
The Chief Rabbi of the Commonwealth, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, expressed condolences in this prayer issued yesterday.
The relationship between the Royals and Israel was, and is, complicated. It is well described in this article by Amy Spiroin the Times of Israel, September 8, 2022. However, the Queen did enjoy a very warm and positive relationship with the Jewish leadership and community in the United Kingdom and met with various Israeli leaders.