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Oct 24, 2019, 11:46 AM
Why I got arrested at the Extinction Rebellion protest in London
I am now wearing a kippah. Yes, I know this is a rather bizarre statement from a rabbi, but I was a progressive rabbinical student in the ’60s and have until recently only ever worn a kippah when undertaking clearly religious tasks. Question 1: What...
Nov 20, 2018, 5:56 PM
Why I’m flying to tell the UN we’re waking up to climate change
I will soon be flying to Katowice in Poland for the next major intergovernmental conference (COP24) on climate change. It’s a nonsense. ‘Flying’ to a climate change conference – knowing that aviation is a major contributor to carbon emissions – is a startling contradiction. If...
Rabbi Jeffrey Newman is Emeritus Rabbi of Finchley Reform Synagogue