[Opinion] Rabbi Lea comments on Trump’s peace plan

Rabbi Lea Mühlstein 29 January 2020 In Hebrew the word for peace, shalom, is closely related to the word for whole, shalem. From this we learn that in order for us to achieve peace, each side involved in the conflict needs to be able to regain a sense of wholeness. … Read More

Lord Mann to give keynote speech at Annual Fundraising Dinner

18 December 2019 Liberal Judaism is delighted to announce Lord (John) Mann as the keynote speaker for the upcoming Annual Fundraising Dinner at Goldsmiths’ Hall on Thursday 6 February 2020. Lord Mann is the Government’s Independent Adviser on Antisemitism. He recently took up his seat in the House of Lords, … Read More

Liberal Judaism statement on the General Election

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13 December 2019 As Jews we feel a deep responsibility to engage in elections. Many of us see voting as a primary obligation. This election has felt personal in ways that we can never have imagined. We have witnessed the ways in which it has torn people apart and brought … Read More

Statement on London Bridge terrorist attack

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2 December 2019 Liberal Judaism joins with all those who mourn for Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt – the two victims of another awful terrorist attack on British soil. Saskia and Jack may never have heard the Jewish term of tikkun olam (repairing the world) but they were certainly practitioners … 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

Protesting against Chinese persecution of Muslims

4 November 2019 Two Liberal Jewish families used their half term holidays to join the weekly demonstration outside the Chinese Cultural Embassy to draw attention to the three million Uyghur and other minority Muslims incarcerated by the Chinese in concentration camps. Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue’s Rabbi Aaron Goldstein and … Read More

Make a change with our FREE community organising training

23 October 2019 Liberal Judaism is offering members a FREE one-day community organising training course, thanks to funding from the NLPS Trust for Progressive Judaism. This is a course for people who want their synagogues or communities to be even more vibrant and powerful. It is for those people who … Read More

[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

Key voices in faith schools debate to speak at LJ event

13 September 2019 The panel for Liberal Judaism’s Hot Potatoes event on faith schools will feature important voices on both sides of the argument. The debate – titled ‘faith schools: is isolation splendid?’ – will take place on Thursday 19 September at 7pm at the Montagu Centre in Central London. … Read More