Rabbi Danny Rich statement on Labour Party anti-Semitism report launch

Rabbi Danny Rich 30 June 2016 Whilst I have never believed that the Labour Party is institutionally anti-Semitic, in May I called for an independent report because the bizarre comments of Ken Livingstone and anecdotal evidence of rhetoric that sailed very close to anti-Semitism – and the perception amongst many … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich responds to Brexit vote

24 June 2016   ‘The British public has spoken’ but, bearing in mind this has been written at six o’clock in the morning, the United Kingdom is now set to leave the European Union by a margin of some 4% following a referendum in which 72% of the eligible electorate … Read More

A response to the brutal murder of Jo Cox MP

Rabbi Alexandra Wright 17 June 2016   For Liberal Jews, the Torah portion this week opens with the instruction to light the seven-branch candlestick, the menorah ‘to give light at the front of the lampstand.’   In the wake of the brutal and horrific murder of Jo Cox Member of … Read More

Statement on the Orlando Massacre

13 June 2016 Statement on the Orlando Massacre: Sunday 12 June 2016 by Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism Liberal Jews learnt with horror of the tragic incident at the gay nightclub in Orlando. Our first thoughts are with the families of the 50 murdered men … Read More

Liberal Judaism condemns Tel Aviv attack

9 June 2016 Liberal Judaism condemns the shooting that took place in Tel Aviv yesterday. We extend both our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and our hopes for a speedy recovery to the wounded.  Violence against civilians, on either side of any dispute, can never be justified … Read More

In the media: Rabbi Danny Rich on anti-Semitism and Labour

Rabbi Danny Rich on Good Morning Britain

3 May 2016 Rabbi Danny Rich, Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, has made a number of media appearances over the last few days talking about anti-Semitism and the Labour Party. Danny spoke out after he was left shocked by comments made by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, including Livingstone’s assertion that … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich’s statement on Ken Livingstone and Labour

28 April 2016 As the Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism, and a long-term member of the Labour Party in a personal capacity, I am certainly not someone who Ken Livingstone can write off as one of his “usual critics”. But today, like Jews and people of all faiths, I was … Read More