Statement on any Israeli expansion in the West Bank

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11 September 2019 A statement from Rabbi Danny Rich and Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the Senior Rabbis of Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism. “Prime Minister Netanyahu’s stated intention to annex large swathes of the West Bank is a direct threat to the viability of a two state solution. “Evidence shows that … Read More

Liberal Judaism Education Hub returns

26 August 2019 Liberal Judaism’s Education Hub is back – once more offering a variety of courses and opportunities to learn and think about Judaism, faith and philosophy for people from all religions and backgrounds… and it’s not too late to join! This term includes a special spotlight on the … Read More

[Opinion] Patriotism

Rabbi Danny Rich 21 July 2019 Jewish News Patriotism, by which I mean a commitment to, if not a love of, the country in which one was born or to which one was brought or where one has decided to reside, is a virtue and a Jewish duty. Based in … Read More

A statement on Donald Trump’s racist tweets

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16 July 2019 By Rabbi Danny Rich Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism Donald Trump’s recent comments are inimical to the Jewish ideal of a single humanity under the sovereignty of a single God. There is, of course, a role for patriotism and pride in one’s place of birth or residence … Read More

Israeli Ambassador helps celebrate Czech connection at NPLS

Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein 6 June 2019 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) has, for 40 years, had an annual Czech/Slovak Memorial Shabbat to record the time that Jews from its Torah towns were deported to the concentration camps (mainly Terezin) in 1942. This year the anniversary came a day … Read More

[Blog] Rabbi Danny Rich on Disability Awareness Shabbat

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8 May 2019 By Rabbi Danny Rich “You shall not place a stumbling block before the blind”, which appears in this week’s Parsha Kedoshim, appears so obvious that it hardly seems worth a mention in Torah. In a similar way the demand to implement practical means to prevent the exclusion … Read More

Rabbi Dr David Goldberg: An appreciation

Rabbi Danny Rich 2 May 2019 The Jewish Chronicle Rabbi Dr David Goldberg OBE approached dying as he lived life: with integrity, realism, mischief, intellectual fascination and a degree of planning. He faced his death without self-pity, and, with the support of his wife of nearly fifty years, Carole. His … Read More

Statements on the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

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21 April 2019 From Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism: Attacks on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, mosques in Christchurch and churches in Sri Lanka are all from the same stable of religious intolerance, bigotry, terrorism and the inability to celebrate difference. Liberal Judaism remains committed to the promotion … Read More

Pesach Message 5779

Rabbi Danny Rich April 2019 In a recent article in The Times newspaper I was drawn to a sentence which observed that ‘scientists know that memories are not fixed but are instead being continually reformed and reinterpreted by the brain each time they are recalled.’ It set me thinking about … Read More