Jews and the EU referendum

Dr Ilan Zvi Baron 13 June 2016 On June 23rd, we will be voting on the future of the United Kingdom and its relationship not just with Europe but with the rest of the world. As Jews we have some special reasons why we should vote to remain in the … Read More

Nottingham interfaith kitchen celebrates anniversary

6 June 2016   Nottingham’s Salaam Shalom (SaSh) Kitchen celebrated its first anniversary last week, with the event covered by local TV.   The unique project – a collaboration between Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) and Muslim charity Himmah – provides a hot meal every Wednesday to around 100 people in … Read More

Parashat B’midbar 5776

The Resilience of Unaccompanied Children On Tuesday, 17th May 2016, together with Rabbis Janet Darley and Margaret Jacobi, I completed a quartet of Liberal rabbis in a pilgrimage to ‘The Jungle’ in Calais. Our leaders were my father, Rabbi Harry Jacobi MBE, and Lord Alf Dubs, a Labour Peer and … Read More

Parashat Bechukkotai 5776

When one consciously makes a vow, offering themselves to the Eternal according to your valuation (Lev 27:2)… To understand this passage from Bechukotai, where an individual pledged a donation to the Temple system according to a fixed valuation in silver, we need to appreciate that there was a time when … Read More

[TV Appearance] Rabbi Charley Baginsky on The Big Questions

Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Nicky Campbell

28 May 2016 BBC One Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky took part in this weekend’s edition of The Big Questions on BBC1. Charley, who is rabbi at South Bucks Jewish Community, was part of a panel discussing the topic “did man create God?” The other panelists were Francesca Stavrakopoulou, professor of ancient religion at … Read More

[Sermon] Remain or Leave: A question of values

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah 28 May 2016 Four weeks from today we will know results of the European Union referendum, and whether the UK electorate has voted to remain in the EU or to leave. Believe it or not, this is a Jewish issue. It is a Jewish issue, not … Read More

An interfaith birthday card for The Queen

6 May 2016 Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, was part of a group of rabbis and imams presenting a birthday card for The Queen at St James’s Palace. The special card, written by a calligrapher, was organised by the Joseph Interfaith Foundation’s National Council of Imams … Read More