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

Rabbi’s Guardian letter highlights our Liberal Jewish values

9 April 2019 Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi has made a strong stand for our Liberal Jewish values on equality and openness in a joint letter to the Guardian with Methodist minister Deacon Ruth Yorke. Margaret, who is rabbi at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, joined with nearby Christian minister Ruth in penning … Read More

[Speech] Deemed Consent, Multi Faith & Belief Perspectives

Rabbi Danny Rich 27 March 2019 Deemed Consent for Organ Donation Event, The Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust I should perhaps declare an interest in that I have been an advocate of the ‘opt out’ proposal concerning organ donation as soon as I heard of it some years ago, and … Read More

Join us to debate citizenship – is it a right or a privilege?

27 March 2019 Join us on Thursday 4 April for the latest in our Hot Potatoes series of events; Citizenship – Privilege, right or something in between? Our panel, chaired by Charlotte Fischer from Citizens UK, will feature a range of experts from within and outside the Jewish community debating … Read More