Gove is right to push prevent

Lucian J Hudson 12 June 2014 The Jewish Chronicle Some family rows are worth having. After a stormy fortnight in Westminister, we should reflect that Michael Gove and Theresa May may in fact have done the British public a favour by surfacing a genuine tension in our approach to combating … Read More

Offering a third way for Judaism

Lucian J Hudson 16 May 2014 The Jewish Chronicle The growth of the Charedi and secular sections of our community identified by the recent JPR community survey has been much remarked upon. Much less noted has been growth by almost a third of those identifying as progressive. These figures hide … Read More

Renewed call for board/JLC merger after chief executive steps down

Simon Rocker 10 October 2013 Jewish Chronicle The president of Liberal Judaism has called on the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council to renew efforts to unite into a single body. Lucian Hudson said that last week’s decision by JLC chief executive Jeremy Newmark to step down for … Read More

Liberal leader advocates ‘Federation’ with Reform

Simon Rocker 10 November 2011 The Jewish Chronicle Liberal Judaism chair Lucian Hudson has called for a closer alliance with the Reform movement, suggesting they combine forces in a joint federation. Writing in the latest issue of the Liberal newsletter, LJ Today, Mr Hudson said he wanted to go beyond … Read More

Give terminally-ill right to die, says rabbi

Simon Rocker 27 January 2011 The Jewish Chronicle People with terminal illnesses should be helped to die if they do not want to go on living, according to the chief executive of Liberal Judaism. Rabbi Danny Rich made the case when he gave evidence last week to the independent Commission … Read More

Rabbi appears via video-link

Jay Grenby 14 October 2010 The Jewish Chronicle A little matter like the 5,000 miles temporarily separating Rabbi Pete Tobias from his religion school pupils at The Liberal Synagogue Elstree wasn’t going to stop him taking the weekly service. Despite his absence from Hertfordshire on a visit to his son … Read More

Writer pens Etrog mystery for Succot

Jay Grenby 21 September 2010 The Jewish Chronicle Prolific author and broadcaster Rabbi Pete Tobias has made a first foray into the realm of children’s books with the publication of The Secret of the £5 Etrog, in time for Succot. The paperback, illustrated by cartoonist Paul Solomons, is aimed at … Read More