Two ways to help welcome refugees

1 September 2016 Liberal Judaism is supporting two key upcoming actions to welcome refugees coming to the UK. The Welcome Summit – powered by Citizens UK, Christian Aid, Refugee Council and Refugee Action – will take place this Saturday (September 10), from 11am–4pm, in Birmingham. It is a chance, one … Read More

[Sermon] Shabbat Balak 2016/5776 – Terrorism

Rabbi Alexandra Wright

Rabbi Alexandra Wright 2 July 2016 This sermon is offered as a reflection on terrorist events that have happened, not only in recent days but in over the past two years. It was a sermon given on Shabbat Balak, July 4th, 2015 and has been slightly amended to include recent events. … Read More

In the media: Rabbi Danny Rich on Brexit

5 July 2016 Rabbi Danny Rich, Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, has made a number of media appearances over the last few days talking about Brexit and how to respond to the result of the EU referendum. In an interview with Victoria Derbyshire on BBC 2, Danny made a post-Brexit plea … Read More

In the media: Rabbi Danny Rich fights anti-Semitism on CNN and BBC Radio

1 July 2016 Rabbi Danny Rich, Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, has made a number of media appearances over the last few days talking regarding Jeremy Corbyn’s comments at the launch of the anti-Semitism report yesterday. Jeremy Corbyn’s comment at the Labour Party anti-Semitism report launch, which paralleled Israel and Islamic … Read More

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

German and French rabbis lament Brexit, call for unity

Rabbis Lea Mühlstein & René Pfertzel 29 June 2016 The Forward   Is this still a place we can call home? Had you asked us just a week ago, we wouldn’t have had to think twice – but after last Thursday’s vote in favour of Brexit, we cannot but feel … Read More

[Sermon] Shelach Lecha 2016/5776 – Brexit

Rabbi Aaron Goldstein 25 June 2016 Bnot Mitzvah – Joelle and Taylor Langer Demonstrating a deft skill for political irony and poetic justice, the Israelite people who spurned 40 days worth of expert evidence that the Promised Land was good and plentiful1 were punished with 40 years bemidbar, in the … Read More