Rabbi Danny Rich statement on Labour Party anti-Semitism report launch

Rabbi Danny Rich 30 June 2016 Whilst I have never believed that the Labour Party is institutionally anti-Semitic, in May I called for an independent report because the bizarre comments of Ken Livingstone and anecdotal evidence of rhetoric that sailed very close to anti-Semitism – and the perception amongst many … 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

Celebrating a year of success at Patron’s Dinner

14 June 2016 Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, hailed a successful year for the movement when addressing the 12th Annual Council of Patrons’ Dinner. Taking place at The House of Lords, Danny outlined how money donated by Patrons is used for three agreed purposes: to raise … Read More

Liberal Jews join The Queen’s birthday celebration

13 June 2016 Liberal Judaism members and communities around the UK joined in the 90th birthday celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen. Rabbi Alexandra Wright – the co-chair of Liberal Judaism’s Rabbinic Conference and rabbi at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue – wrote a special prayer for the occasion. Other communities … 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

We will mark Royal Shabbat with joy and hope

Rabbi Danny Rich 10 June 2016 The Jewish News As a student of both the Bible and English history, I am not an instinctive advocate of hereditary leadership. In the priesthood of Israel and the monarchy of England, there are lessons as to why the succession of the children of … Read More

Liberal Judaism condemns Tel Aviv attack

9 June 2016 Liberal Judaism condemns the shooting that took place in Tel Aviv yesterday. We extend both our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and our hopes for a speedy recovery to the wounded.  Violence against civilians, on either side of any dispute, can never be justified … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich: EU brings peace and prosperity

30 May 2016 The Guardian   Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, has joined faith leaders from across the UK in urging Britain to stay in the European Union.   In a letter to The Guardian, they wrote: “The past 70 years have been the longest period … Read More