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Yoni Birnbaum

Rabbi Birnbaum is Rabbi of the Hadley Wood Jewish Community.

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This was the epitome of rabbinic leadership

What makes an outstanding rabbinic leader, asks Yoni Birnbaum

Friday, December 29, 2017
This was the epitome of rabbinic leadership
Simon Kritz in his army uniform
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Remembrance remains a sacred duty for us all

Simon Kritz was a thinker, a self-made man and a person who tried to live his entire life in an upright and honest way. I was also exceptionally privileged to be able to call him my grandfather, writes Yoni Birnbaum.

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Remembrance remains a sacred duty for us all
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How to prevent sexual harassment

Every single incident of sexual harassment within the Jewish community is one too many, says Rabbi Yoni Birnbaum

Thursday, November 9, 2017
How to prevent sexual harassment
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One Shabbat can be life-transforming

Any experience of keeping Shabbat can have a transformative effect, argues Rabbi Yoni Birnbaum, ahead of Shabbat UK

Friday, October 20, 2017
One Shabbat can be life-transforming
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On these days we can all be proud to be Jewish

The High Holy Days allow us to define our Jewish identity on our own terms, rather than through those that would be imposed upon us by others, writes Rabbi Yoni Birnbaum.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
On these days we can all be proud to be Jewish
Chris Gard and Connie Yates, the parents of Charlie Gard, prepare to speak to the media following their decision to end their legal challenge to take him to the U.S for experimental treatment, at The Royal Courts of Justice
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Lessons from a baby’s brief life

Without a moral code, humanity flounders.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Lessons from a baby’s brief life
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Are shuls catering for all members?

There is one thing which remains entirely constant for every shul member. That is the fact that they are unique individuals, with unique hopes, dreams, doubts and aspirations, writes Yoni Birnbaum.

Monday, July 31, 2017
Are shuls catering for all members?
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We can handle uncertainty

The Jewish approach is never to hide under the blankets and hope that difficult and uncertain times pass, writes Rabbi Yoni Birnbaum

Monday, July 3, 2017
We can handle uncertainty
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Torah study is real deep work

The ancient text may contain the solution to a very modern problem

Friday, June 2, 2017
Torah study is real deep work
A Menorah on Willi Brandt square in Warsaw, Poland, site of the former ghetto
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We must not remain indifferent

Rabbi Yoni Birnbaum was moved by sharing in the experience of the younger generation who took part in the March of the Living

Sunday, May 7, 2017
We must not remain indifferent