[Statement] Response to Rod Liddle Article

1 November 2019 A statement by Rabbi Charley Baginsky, Director of Strategy & Partnerships. We stand in solidarity with those targeted in Rod Liddle’s latest Spectator column. His words are islamaphobic and misogynist. Liberal Judaism unequivocally, and will always, condemn this language and hatred.    

[Statement] Response to Halle attack

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10 October 2019 Hearing the news about the attack in Halle as we broke our Yom Kippur fast after spending the day in synagogue was a terrible and heartbreaking way to begin the new year. This incident reminds us that antisemitism and racism is a very real threat all over … Read More

Statement on any Israeli expansion in the West Bank

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11 September 2019 A statement from Rabbi Danny Rich and Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the Senior Rabbis of Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism. “Prime Minister Netanyahu’s stated intention to annex large swathes of the West Bank is a direct threat to the viability of a two state solution. “Evidence shows that … Read More

A statement on the mass shootings in America

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5 August 2019 As we read the news of more horrendous attacks – this time in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio – our first thoughts go, of course, to the bereaved and injured. They will be held in our prayers. Once again individual men have shown the depth to … Read More

A statement on Donald Trump’s racist tweets

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16 July 2019 By Rabbi Danny Rich Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism Donald Trump’s recent comments are inimical to the Jewish ideal of a single humanity under the sovereignty of a single God. There is, of course, a role for patriotism and pride in one’s place of birth or residence … Read More

Statements on the terrorist attack in San Diego

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28 April 2019 From the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors: We are deeply saddened by the second recent deadly attack on a synagogue community at prayer. At times when congregants are seeking spiritual sanctuary, it is grievous that they cannot assume physical sanctuary. We think of all those wounded … Read More

Statements on the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

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21 April 2019 From Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism: Attacks on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, mosques in Christchurch and churches in Sri Lanka are all from the same stable of religious intolerance, bigotry, terrorism and the inability to celebrate difference. Liberal Judaism remains committed to the promotion … Read More

Statement on the terrorist attack in Christchurch

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15 March 2019 By Rabbi Danny Rich Senior Rabbi, Liberal Judaism Our first thoughts are with the grieving families and all those injured in this abhorrent terrorist attack. Everyone at Liberal Judaism stands in solidarity with them and the entire Muslim community. This slaughter of Muslim worshippers at prayer is … Read More

Alliance for Progressive Judaism statement on Otzma Yehudit

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27 February 2019 The Alliance for Progressive Judaism joins religious and community leaders from across the spectrum, both in Israel and the Diaspora, in condemning Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intention to govern with an extremist party. Otzma Yehudit’s views are fundamentally opposed to Israel’s founding values, as well as … Read More