New Interim Rabbi for North West Surrey Synagogue
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 27 May 2014
North West Surrey Synagogue is pleased to announce the appointment of Rabbi Dr. David J. Zucker as Interim Rabbi. He will serve in this role for at least six months, whilst the synagogue’s recruitment effort for a permanent rabbi continues.
MRJ statement on the European election results
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 27 May 2014The Movement for Reform Judaism praises the open and principled way in which European elections were contested in Britain. British Jewry can celebrate the defeat of the British National Party, but cannot afford to be introspective with neo-Nazi parties such as Golden Dawn in Greece and neo-fascists Jobbik in Hungary winning three Members of European Parliament each.
New book 'Assisted Dying - Rabbinic Responses'
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 27 May 2014What happens when you want to die, but the law won’t let you? Until recently, the prohibition against taking one’s own life has been enshrined in both civil legislation and religious thinking. But should exceptions be made for those who are terminally ill and wish to end their life, rather than live out the remaining period in pain or indignity? What guidance do modern Jewish ethics have to offer on the debate?
Give thanks for your life and, if you want to, hand it back
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 27 May 2014Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain of Maidenhead Synagogue on assisted dying in an article was published in The Times.
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