Parashat Bechukkotai 5776

When one consciously makes a vow, offering themselves to the Eternal according to your valuation (Lev 27:2)… To understand this passage from Bechukotai, where an individual pledged a donation to the Temple system according to a fixed valuation in silver, we need to appreciate that there was a time when … Read More

[TV Appearance] Rabbi Charley Baginsky on The Big Questions

Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Nicky Campbell

28 May 2016 BBC One Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky took part in this weekend’s edition of The Big Questions on BBC1. Charley, who is rabbi at South Bucks Jewish Community, was part of a panel discussing the topic “did man create God?” The other panelists were Francesca Stavrakopoulou, professor of ancient religion at … Read More

LJ president at Archbishop’s interfaith reception

28 May 2016   Liberal Judaism president Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein represented the movement at The Archbishop of Canterbury’s interfaith reception last week.   Held in the gardens of Lambeth Palace, it was attended by representatives of all branches of Judaism, including Orthodox Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, and many other … Read More

LJ senior rabbi on ground-breaking Srebrenica trip

19 May 2016 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, was part of the Joseph Interfaith Foundation’s Council of Imams and Rabbis visit to Srebrenica, the site of the first genocide on European soil since the Second World War. This ground-breaking trip was the first time that such a group, … Read More

[Podcast] The Jewish Views – Rabbi Aaron Goldstein

12 May 2016 The Jewish Views This week’s podcast features a rabbinic thought for the week is from Rabbi Aaron Goldstein about Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut.   Note: All links to external media are correct at the time of publication, but occasionally may be changed or removed by the … Read More

[Sermon] 70th anniversary service of DJPC

Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh 7 May 2016 You shall be holy . . .   Just under a month ago, the European Union for Progressive Judaism held its biennial conference in London for the first time. In the company of over 80 rabbis and rabbinic students, representatives from across the … Read More