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September 13, 2013 9:55 am

Yom Kippur Wedding for Tony Blair’s Son Forces Jewish Friends to Decline Invitation

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Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister, current UN Middle East Quartet Representative. Photo: World Economic Forum.

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s son, Euan, is getting married this Yom Kippur weekend, which means that many of the current Middle East Envoy’s friends will have to decline an invitation.

According to The Telegraph, Tony Blair’s office declined comment on that matter, but Yitzchak Schochet, rabbi of Lord Levy, Tony Blair‘s old friend and former fundraiser, confirms he will be among those unable to attend.

“Lord Levy, along with Mr Blair’s other Jewish friends, will have to celebrate with him and his son on another occasion,” the rabbi told the Telegraph.

Blair isn’t the only celebrity who has come into conflict with the holiday. NBA star Lebron James will also be marrying this weekend. The New York Post reported that James’ guest list had become so inflated that cancellations from Jewish guests came as something of a relief.

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