[Reflection] A new heaven and a new earth?

A new heaven and new earth

20 March 2020 By Rabbi Alexandra Wright, The Liberal Jewish Synagogue As I write, an eerie silence has fallen on the capital. I hear nothing. No cars, no trains, no voices; not even the sound of a midnight bird warbling his song of love to a mate. I try to … Read More

Faiths unite for Liberal Jewish Synagogue lighting

Liberal Jewish Synagogue interfaith Chanukah lighting

27 December 2019 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) held a multi-faith Chanukah lighting as part of the community’s ‘Festivals For All’ programme. Individuals and groups representing different local faith communities, schools, charities and organisations attended – all lighting one of eight candles. The keynote speaker was Imam Asif Hafiz OBE, … Read More

Reflections on the London Bridge Stabbings

Rabbi Alexandra Wright 29 November 2019 There is a tragic and painful irony in the deaths of Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones, both stabbed last Friday by Usman Khan who had been released from jail on licence in 2018, half-way through a 16-year sentence for terrorism offences. The two victims, … Read More

[Opinion] Should our Jewish values influence our vote?

Rabbi Alexandra Wright 22 November 2019 Parashat Va-yera includes several significant stories – including the expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael and the Akedah, the binding of Isaac. But between these two accounts of Abraham as a husband and father, we come across twelve verses that turn our attention to Abraham … Read More

Liberal rabbi named as one of London’s most influential figures

7 October 2019 Rabbi Alex Wright, the senior rabbi of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS), has been hailed by the Evening Standard as one of the most influential people in London. Alex appeared in the Faith section of the newspaper’s Progress 1000 countdown, which serves to spotlight and celebrate those … Read More