[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

In the media: Rabbi Danny Rich on anti-Semitism and Labour

Rabbi Danny Rich on Good Morning Britain

3 May 2016 Rabbi Danny Rich, Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, has made a number of media appearances over the last few days talking about anti-Semitism and the Labour Party. Danny spoke out after he was left shocked by comments made by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, including Livingstone’s assertion that … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich’s statement on Ken Livingstone and Labour

28 April 2016 As the Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism, and a long-term member of the Labour Party in a personal capacity, I am certainly not someone who Ken Livingstone can write off as one of his “usual critics”. But today, like Jews and people of all faiths, I was … Read More

Rabbi Harry Jacobi ‘saddened and upset’ by refugee vote

26 April 2016 Liberal Judaism vice president Rabbi Harry Jacobi has told of his upset after the Government narrowly defeated a cross-party bid to get the UK to accept 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees. Harry – who twice fled the Nazis as a teenager – likened last night’s result in the … Read More

Senior rabbi calls for 3,000 refugee children to come to England

25 April 2016 The Jewish News One of Britain’ most prominent Rabbis and a refugee from Nazi Germany has called for 3,000 unaccompanied children to be allowed into the UK. Rabbi Harry Jacobi, 90 called for a greater intake of refugee children, whilst backing an amendment to a refugee bill … Read More

We must help child refugees find their families

23 April 2016 The Telegraph Sir – We were shocked by the entirely preventable death of Muhammad Hassan, a 17-year-old asylum-seeker. He died on April 1 while trying to reach his uncle in Manchester. Despite having a legal right to join his family while his asylum claim was processed, he … Read More