Rabbi Louis Jacobs responds, in this video, to his election as the ‘greatest British Jew’ in the Jewish Chronicle. He describes the whole enterprise of casting a vote for such a figure as absurd and daft, and demonstrates that the notion of greatness is necessarily subjective. Indeed, the candidates each distinguished themselves in very different fields. Sir Moses Montefiore as a statesman, Hugo Gryn as a public religious figure, Harold Pinter as an artist, or Rosalind Franklin as a scientist, all deserved, in his view, to be recognized as great figures. He denies the accusation, leveled by a number of his opponents in the British-Jewish community, that he ‘engineered’ or benefited from the result of the vote. The entire issue, which blew up into a second Louis Jacobs Affair, caused him embarrassment. He concludes by noting that such controversies, at least, prevent Anglo-Jewry from becoming stagnant. While he does not take issue with people disagreeing on the matter of the vote, he insists that such arguments should take place with respect, honesty, and integrity.