Liberal Jews nominated as Community Heroes

19 November 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Janet Darley, Simon Cooper and Rebecca Woolfe have all been nominated as Community Heroes by The Jewish News and Mitzvah Day. Siblings Simon Cooper and Rebecca Woolfe have been nominated for the tireless charitable work. Before his death from lung cancer in July this … Read More

[Podcast] The Jewish Views – Rabbi Aaron Goldstein

21 October 2016 The Jewish Views This week’s podcast features a rabbinic thought for the week is from Rabbi Aaron Goldstein about Sukkot and Simchat Torah (from 55:00).   Note: All links to external media are correct at the time of publication, but occasionally may be changed or removed by … Read More

We are not at liberty to abstain from the Jungle

Rabbi Danny Rich 16 September 2016 The Jewish News Until a fortnight ago, I resisted many invitations to visit the ‘Jungle’ in Calais, primarily because I was not sure of what use I could be other than to observe in a voyeuristic sense. But a combination of anger, and the possibility of … 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

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

[Podcast] The Jewish Views – Rabbi Aaron Goldstein

12 May 2016 The Jewish Views This week’s podcast features a rabbinic thought for the week is from Rabbi Aaron Goldstein about Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut.   Note: All links to external media are correct at the time of publication, but occasionally may be changed or removed by the … Read More

Rabbis and Imams send joint card to Queen for 90th birthday

Jack Mendel 9 May 2016 The Jewish News   A specially commissioned birthday card was delivered to Her Majesty the Queen by Jewish and Muslim faith leaders last week.   Presented at St James’s Palace, the framed message written by a calligrapher to celebrate the Monarch’s historic 90th birthday was … 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

I’m an out and proud trans Jew – others aren’t so lucky

Surat-Shaan Knan, Twilight People Project Manager 30 March 2016 The Jewish News Tomorrow sees Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) take place, the annual day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe, while fighting transphobia and … Read More