[Sermon] Fear eats the soul

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah 25 June 2016   For the past few months, Britain has been caught up in the EU referendum campaign. During the debate, campaigners on both sides stirred up our deepest fears: on the ‘Leave’ side, the fear of a continuing and unstoppable tide of migrants from … Read More

Brexit: Now we must avoid narrow nationalism

Rabbi Danny Rich 24 June 2016 The Jewish Chronicle   Whether you were a Brexiter or part of the large minority who voted Remain, you participated in an historic moment – certainly in the story of the United Kingdom, and possibly of greater significance for the future structure of Europe. … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich responds to Brexit vote

24 June 2016   ‘The British public has spoken’ but, bearing in mind this has been written at six o’clock in the morning, the United Kingdom is now set to leave the European Union by a margin of some 4% following a referendum in which 72% of the eligible electorate … Read More

Jewish Labour Movement head joins LJ Biennial Anti-Semitism panel

20 June 2016   Peter Mason, the national secretary to the Jewish Labour Movement, will speak at the Liberal Judaism Biennial Conference.   Peter will take part in one of the conference’s keynote events, a hard-hitting panel discussion on the very current issue of Anti-Semitism & Anti-Zionism.   He will … Read More

[Sermon] It’s all about trust

Rabbi Pete Tobias 18 May 2016 This past week I have been feeling particularly anxious. It’s a common feature of my life; according to my therapist it has to do with issues of trust and confidence. When it gets particularly bad, as it has done in these past few days, … Read More

A response to the brutal murder of Jo Cox MP

Rabbi Alexandra Wright 17 June 2016   For Liberal Jews, the Torah portion this week opens with the instruction to light the seven-branch candlestick, the menorah ‘to give light at the front of the lampstand.’   In the wake of the brutal and horrific murder of Jo Cox Member of … Read More

Statement on the Orlando Massacre

13 June 2016 Statement on the Orlando Massacre: Sunday 12 June 2016 by Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism Liberal Jews learnt with horror of the tragic incident at the gay nightclub in Orlando. Our first thoughts are with the families of the 50 murdered men … Read More

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

Young Voices: How politics looks, sounds and feels

Josh Pugh 10 June 2016 The Jewish News I think I’ve always been political. Even before I really understood parties or campaigns, I was curious about why society is the way it is. This curiosity took various forms, most notably at the age of nine, when I got into an … Read More