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

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

Wishing The Queen a happy 90th

20 April 2016 The leadership of Liberal Judaism has praised Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of her 90th birthday. The Queen reaches the landmark on Thursday, with celebrations being planned around the country in April, May and June. Rabbi Danny Rich, Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, said: “I salute … Read More

Record numbers attend EUPJ Biennial Conference

18 April 2016 A record number of delegates took part in the 2016 European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) Biennial Conference. Held in London from April 14-17, the event was attended by more than 350 people from 29 countries, including 86 rabbis and student rabbis. The conference was an opportunity … Read More

Hardliners ‘alienating diaspora from Israel’

Nathan Jeffay 1 April 2016 The Jewish Chronicle Fears that Netanyahu will backtrack on historic Kotel deal under Charedi pressure Rabbis and community leaders around the world have warned that extremist stances taken by Israel’s Charedi leadership are alienating members of the diaspora. This week, the Israeli government was poised … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich condemns terrorist attacks in Brussels

Rabbi Danny Rich 22 March 2016 The Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism, Rabbi Danny Rich, has condemned this morning’s terrorist attacks in Brussels and offered thoughts and prayers for the families of the victims. Speaking at the movement’s head office in Central London, Danny said: “As the … Read More

Liberal Judaism joins call to take more refugees

15 March 2016 Faith leaders and MPs call on government to admit 50,000 Syrian refugees on fifth anniversary of Syria conflict Civil society leaders, including Tim Farron MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, and Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party, today (15 March) marked the fifth anniversary of the … Read More

Liberal Judaism is a post-Halachic movement

8 March 2016 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has told how “Liberal Judaism is a post or non-Halachic expression of Judaism.” Speaking at the annual Oxford University JSoc Intrafaith Conference, Danny was addressing the topic ‘why and how is Halacha relevant nowadays and how and why does Halacha … Read More