Statement on Parsons Green terror attack

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Rabbi Danny Rich; Senior Rabbi, Liberal Judaism 15 September 2017 As Britain began work this morning, commuters in London fell victim to another terrorist outrage. Our first thoughts are with the 20 or so people who were injured – thankfully not too seriously. As British Jews prepare for our New … Read More

Israel Update: Women of the Wall subjected to body searches

24 August 2017 Despite an order by the High Court of Justice in Israel banning them, invasive body searches of women at the Western Wall complex in Jerusalem are still being carried out. Daisy Bogod, a young London-based Progressive Jew who works within both Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism in … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich statement on status of Dubs Scheme

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Rabbi Danny Rich 21 July 2017 It is with great disappointment that I have learned that that not a single child refugee has been brought to Britain under the Dubs amendment this year. The original figure agree was by any account modest and it is simply taking too long to … Read More

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