Alliance statement on reversal of egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel

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26 June 2017 A statement by Rabbis Laura Janner-Klausner and Danny Rich on behalf of Britain’s Alliance for Progressive Judaism Israel Desk: This reversal of a promise made by the Israeli Government, under pressure from the Ultra-Orthodox, is a betrayal of Israeli and Diaspora Jewry. The Diaspora stands with Progressive … Read More

Statement on Finsbury Park attack

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Rabbi Danny Rich 19 June 2017 Londoners, and all Britons, again woke this morning to news of a horrendous attack – this time outside Finsbury Park Mosque. Terrorism – whether motivated by left or right wing political ideology, by a perversion of Islam or by corrupted British nationalism – is … Read More

Statement on the recent controversy with Rabbi Dweck

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Rabbi Danny Rich 15 June 2017 I am not privy to the inner workings of the Sephardi community in the United Kingdom but I am always saddened when decent people and enlightened teachers are harassed by populist petitions. In his relative short tenure here Rabbi Joseph Dweck has proved to … Read More

Statement on London Bridge Attacks

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On Saturday night many people across the world went to sleep with their phones and computers glued to their sides, thinking about loved ones caught up in the terrorist attacks in London. We know that, for many people, it seems we have entered a new reality and, for others, that … Read More

Statement on Manchester Attack

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23 May 2017 Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism The thoughts and prayers of us all are with the families and people of Manchester, and everyone affected by last night’s terror. We appreciate the efforts of the emergency and security services and are emboldened by the simple acts … Read More

Statement on the outcome of Ken Livingstone hearing

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Simon Benscher, Chair of the Board of National Officers 5 April 2017 It is clearly offensive to invoke Hitler’s name in this context or to equate Zionism with Nazism. It is not only illegitimate, it is dangerous because it legitimises attacks on Jews. We acknowledge that there will be a … Read More

A response to the terror in Westminster

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23 March 2017 A statement on behalf of Liberal Judaism We are all shocked and saddened by the events that took place in Westminster yesterday, Wednesday afternoon, and extend our deepest sympathy to the families of all those who died. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and the more than … Read More

End of Dubs Amendment is ‘shameful decision’

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10 February 2017 By Rabbi Danny Rich, senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism Less than a year ago, the Dubs Amendment offered the promise of hope to as many as 3,000 children. This figure was already far fewer than the estimated 95,000 children seeking refuge from the horrors of war and poverty. … Read More

Rabbi Danny condemns medieval game playing in Charedi community

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30 January 2017 Statement from Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism. Liberal Judaism heard with great concern of the decision of Judge Jackson in case of J -v- B yesterday. While the judge had a difficult decision to make in interests of the welfare of … Read More

A statement on the Jerusalem terrorist attack

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8 January 2017 A statement from Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky on the terrorist attack in Jerusalem, earlier today, that killed four soldiers and injured a dozen others: We were all saddened by the news of this most recent terror attack. Happening in Jerusalem, a place so familiar to many … Read More