Statement on Finsbury Park attack

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Rabbi Danny Rich 19 June 2017 Londoners, and all Britons, again woke this morning to news of a horrendous attack – this time outside Finsbury Park Mosque. Terrorism – whether motivated by left or right wing political ideology, by a perversion of Islam or by corrupted British nationalism – is … Read More

Statement on the recent controversy with Rabbi Dweck

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Rabbi Danny Rich 15 June 2017 I am not privy to the inner workings of the Sephardi community in the United Kingdom but I am always saddened when decent people and enlightened teachers are harassed by populist petitions. In his relative short tenure here Rabbi Joseph Dweck has proved to … Read More

Statement on Manchester Attack

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23 May 2017 Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism The thoughts and prayers of us all are with the families and people of Manchester, and everyone affected by last night’s terror. We appreciate the efforts of the emergency and security services and are emboldened by the simple acts … Read More

Landmark Kotel service at WUPJ Conference

19 May 2017 British Liberal and Reform Judaism rabbis and members took part in a landmark service at the Kotel – which included a Torah reading with all genders participating. The senior rabbis of both movements, Rabbis Danny Rich and Laura Janner-Klausner, carried the scrolls during the service (pictured), which … Read More

Join our first lunchtime Mishnah study session on Tuesday

23 March 2017 Liberal Judaism’s first Tuesday lunchtime (12-2pm) Mishnah study session will take place this Tuesday (March 28). The session is open to everyone and will be held at 17 Lyonsdown Avenue, Barnet, EN5 1DU. If you would like more information, or to confirm your attendance, please email Daisy … Read More

[Sermon] It’s a Topsy Turvy World!

10 March 2017 As published in the Crouch End Chavurah magazine Purim (meaning ‘lots’) falls this year on the evening of Sunday 12 March. The biblical book of Esther is the source of Purim. Although lacking any historicity, the Book of Esther tells of a Persian King, Achverosh, his Jewish … Read More

Campaign: Write a letter to support vulnerable children

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27 February 2017 By Rabbi Danny Rich Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism Liberal Judaism’s rabbis and members pioneered the efforts to bring Syrian refugees to the United Kingdom. Sadly, despite many successes, the Government recently announced it would end the scheme whereby lone migrant and asylum seeking children in camps … Read More