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MRJ statement on the European election results

Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The 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.

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New book 'Assisted Dying - Rabbinic Responses'

Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 27 May 2014

What 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?

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Give thanks for your life and, if you want to, hand it back

Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain of Maidenhead Synagogue on assisted dying in an article was published in The Times.

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Rabbi Benji Stanley to join MRJ as Young Adult Development Rabbi

Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 27 May 2014

MRJ is delighted to welcome Rabbi Benji Stanley as the Movement's new Young Adult Development Rabbi. His role will be to provide inspirational learning and programming for young adults across the country including those in mixed-faith relationships, underlining the Movement’s commitment to inclusion. Rabbi Stanley joins the Movement from West London Synagogue, becoming the fourth rabbi and graduate of the Leo Baeck College to join the MRJ staff in recent years.

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