Welcoming the BBC’s decision to increase religion coverage

Rabbi Charley Baginsky, Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Liberal Judaism, has welcomed the decision of the BBC to increase its coverage of religion. She says: “Religion plays a huge part in many people’s lives, consciously or unconsciously. The decision by the BBC is a fantastic way of educating all … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich statement on the Balfour Centenary

By Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism 30 October 2017 Liberal Judaism representatives and communities, in common with much of world Jewry, will mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration at a series of events with thanks, pride and hope. Conscious of the 3,000 year old historic link … Read More

Rabbinic Conference responds to the shooting in Las Vegas

Las Vegas shooting vigil

In these days after Yom Kippur and before Sukkot, our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and communities of those who died and were injured in the shooting at a concert in Las Vegas on Sunday evening. We reach out to our colleague, Rabbi Malcolm Cohen, a graduate … Read More

Liberal Judaism statement on Las Vegas shooting

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2 October 2017 The day has started with tragic news from Las Vegas, where another shooting outrage has left at least 50 people dead and hundreds injured. Liberal Judaism is devastated by the loss of so many innocent people – their lives destroyed as they were enjoying a music festival … Read More

Statement on Parsons Green terror attack

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Rabbi Danny Rich; Senior Rabbi, Liberal Judaism 15 September 2017 As Britain began work this morning, commuters in London fell victim to another terrorist outrage. Our first thoughts are with the 20 or so people who were injured – thankfully not too seriously. As British Jews prepare for our New … Read More

Israel Update: Women of the Wall subjected to body searches

24 August 2017 Despite an order by the High Court of Justice in Israel banning them, invasive body searches of women at the Western Wall complex in Jerusalem are still being carried out. Daisy Bogod, a young London-based Progressive Jew who works within both Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism in … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich statement on status of Dubs Scheme

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Rabbi Danny Rich 21 July 2017 It is with great disappointment that I have learned that that not a single child refugee has been brought to Britain under the Dubs amendment this year. The original figure agree was by any account modest and it is simply taking too long to … Read More

Alliance statement on reversal of egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel

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26 June 2017 A statement by Rabbis Laura Janner-Klausner and Danny Rich on behalf of Britain’s Alliance for Progressive Judaism Israel Desk: This reversal of a promise made by the Israeli Government, under pressure from the Ultra-Orthodox, is a betrayal of Israeli and Diaspora Jewry. The Diaspora stands with Progressive … Read More