Liberals

Survey shows Israelis to be among world’s most liberal

By Nathan Jeffay, May 1, 2014

In an international “morality” survey, Israelis have emerged as more relaxed than the average global citizen on a range of issues including homosexuality and pre-marital sex.

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We don't 'marry out'. We are made to

By Ben Rich, May 23, 2013

"Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God." - Ruth 1:16

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Eastbourne hosts Shabbaton

March 18, 2013

Eleven Liberal congregations were represented at a small communities Shabbaton in Eastbourne. They were joined by members of the local Orthodox community who came for lunch and afternoon lectures.

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Lessons from Isaiah Berlin's liberal Zionism

By Arie Dubnov, January 31, 2013

A few weeks ago, while public attention in Israel was turned to the elections, a number of distinguished historians and scientists gathered at the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Jerusalem to talk about the legacy of Chaim Weizmann, the chemist, Zionist statesman and Israel's first president.

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Liberals get rise in converts

By Simon Rocker, January 12, 2012

Liberal Judaism has announced a record number of conversions, with 85 recruits accepted in 2011.

Candidates have to experience a full Jewish calendar year and undergo at least six months' instruction before applying for admission.

In practice, most take 15 months or more before they appear before the Liberal Beit Din - as its rabbinic board was renamed last year.

Liberal chief executive R

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Liberal leader advocates 'Federation' with Reform

By Simon Rocker, November 10, 2011

Liberal Judaism chair Lucian Hudson has called for a closer alliance with the Reform movement, suggesting they combine forces in a joint federation.

Writing in the latest issue of the Liberal newsletter, LJ Today, Mr Hudson said he wanted to go beyond the old question of "merger" - the subject of failed talks between the movements.

Instead, they should "focus on what it would take to create

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Crouch End gets Danish rabbi

October 27, 2011

The induction of Rabbi Sandra Kviat at the Liberal-affiliated Crouch End Chavurah was attended by more than 70 people.

Danish-born Rabbi Kviat, who is expecting her first baby in December, was praised for her leadership and dynamism by Rabbi Aaron Goldstein of Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue.

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British Jews celebrate Gilad Shalit deal

By Jennifer Lipman, October 12, 2011

Anglo-Jewry has welcomed the news that a deal has been made to secure the release of Gilad Shalit.

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Leading questions facing movement heads

By Jennifer Lipman, September 15, 2011

Many youth movements will be showing more of their feminine side this year.

Habonim Dror, Noam Masorti Youth and BBYO are being led by women, while two other movements have scrapped the single director system in favour of leadership teams.

The new directors include two philosophy graduates, two former Cambridge students and an ex-university level netball player.

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Eastbourne gets rabbi

September 8, 2011

The Eastbourne Progressive Jewish Congregation (Beit Chaverim) is to be served by a part-time minister - Rabbi Anna Gerrard from the Liberal Judaism head office team.

Rabbi Gerrard will officiate at the erev Shabbat services on the fourth Friday of every month and will also offer pastoral support to congregants.

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