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Oct 6, 2020, 7:14 PM
Allowing mixed faith weddings under the chuppah is long overdue
The change made by Liberal Judaism in regards to mixed faith weddings this week is not only right it is, in my view, long overdue. Indeed, among both our supporters and critics, many thought this was already the case. I was delighted to propose the...
Jan 28, 2020, 4:28 PM
I’m stepping down proud of our past and confident about our future
I’m a third generation English Liberal Jew. My earliest traceable ancestor arrived in England from Amsterdam in 1760, although my paternal great grandfather and my mother’s parents hailed from the Polish part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, escaping poverty and antisemitism in the middle of the...
Oct 30, 2018, 4:09 PM
Basic facts blunt JLC chair’s surprising rebuke
In the era of social media and in the febrile atmosphere of the Jewish community, it is perhaps both unsurprising and appropriate that newspapers should seek to explore nuance and subtle differences in the views of the various participants in Jewish communal debate. It was,...
Dec 21, 2016, 11:51 AM
We have lost our spiritual anchor and guide
Rabbi Lionel Blue OBE never held a formal post within Liberal Judaism but his death robs so many Liberal and Reform Jews, and indeed non-Jews too, of a personal spiritual anchor and guide. However large his congregation – and on Radio 4’s Thought for...
Sep 16, 2016, 11:44 AM
We are not at liberty to abstain from the Jungle
UNTIL A fortnight ago, I resisted many invitations to visit the ‘Jungle’ in Calais, primarily because I was not sure of what use I could be other than to observe in a voyeuristic sense. But a combination of anger, and the possibility of doing something...
Jun 10, 2016, 2:33 PM
We will mark Royal Shabbat with joy and hope
As a student of both the Bible and English history, I am not an instinctive advocate of hereditary leadership. In the priesthood of Israel and the monarchy of England, there are lessons as to why the succession of the children of the previous officeholder may...
Rabbi Danny Rich is a vice president of Liberal Judaism