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British PM appoints rabbi

Britain’s new prime minister appointed Rabbi Dame Julia Neuberger to his Cabinet.Neuberger will advise Prime Minister Gordon Brown on issues relating to the voluntary sector, especially in the arena of public health services, the area on which she speaks for the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.The appointment was announced over the weekend as Brown unveiled the remainder of his Cabinet choices.As Britain’s first female rabbi to have her own congregation and synagogue, Neuberger is Britain’s best-known female rabbi.