UK support for Israel is in danger

By Stephen Pollard, September 26, 2008

Both Israel and the US are about to get new leaders. So it would seem a tad unfair for us to be stuck with Gordon Brown for much longer. But with the latest poll showing a 28-point Conservative lead and Labour on course to lose the Glenrothes by-election, the removal vans may well soon be drawing up at Number 10. So the question is: how will the new brooms affect British policy towards Israel?


Why feminists should take up the Zionist cause

By Alan Dershowitz, September 25, 2008


Collaboration? We do it already

By Simon Hochhauser, September 19, 2008

Orthodox Jews have no problem with the call for unity by the non-Orthodox movements

Last week's Statement of Collaboration by the non-Orthodox movements to work together is good news for the community. It is a commitment by these movements to rise above their differences and to collaborate with each other.


Obama’s rabbinic relative shows our diversity

By David Toube, September 19, 2008

Michelle Obama's cousin is a rabbi who says biblical Jews were black. That's not much odder than many of our beliefs.

The news emerged this month that Barack Obama's wife has a rabbi in the family. Michelle Obama's cousin is Rabbi Capers Funnye.


Livni’s hairstyle is irrelevant

By Daniella Peled, September 19, 2008

The new Kadima leader's main strength is her pragmatism, not her womanhood

‘Wife, mother, secret agent" ran the breathless headline in The Times on Wednesday, anticipating Tzipi Livni's win in that day's Kadima primaries. In case anyone had failed to notice the potential sexiness of this story, the first paragraph emphasised that Livni was a "blonde former Mossad secret agent", just ahead of the de rigueur reference to Golda Meir.


A Chief Rabbi’s reality gap

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 19, 2008


Why we must urgently co-operate: Danny Rich

By Danny Rich, September 12, 2008

Delegitimising other Jews puts our future at risk


Pluralism in thought and deed has always been at the heart of Liberal Judaism, which seeks to combine the best of Jewish tradition with the gifts of modernity.

Pluralism is a means of welcoming, and living with, diversity and divergence, of pursuing one's own fragment of truth whilst acknowledging the equal validity of another's.


Why we must urgently co-operate: Jonathan Wittenberg

By Jonathan Wittenberg, September 12, 2008

We have allowed our differences to damage people. This must stop


Our statement is a call to pluralism, a plea that leaders and members of all denominations should articulate the core values of Judaism clearly and together, so that we guide the community with vision and responsibility, in a spirit of sensitivity and inclusion. It is no more than we pray for daily in the Aleinu, when we ask that God's name be made one on earth.


Why we must urgently co-operate: Stephen Moss

By Stephen Moss, September 11, 2008

Synagogue movements cannot reach everyone - unless they work together



Without our schools, we are doomed

By Lord Jonathan Sacks, September 5, 2008

Last week our Jewish day schools celebrated yet another outstanding set of results, and we should be immensely proud of them. Anyone who is anxious about the Jewish future should visit our schools. There they will see a quiet miracle: the West's oldest faith becoming young again on the faces and in the minds of our children. That is where the Jewish future is being written, and it is a strong, knowledgeable and committed future.