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Articles from the diverse voices of the Movement's rabbis.

 

The perseverance of faith and the perils of assimilation

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Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain on the situation of Chinese Jews in a piece which was published in the Times.

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Right for us to intervene in Syrian crisis

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Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Thursday, 29 August 2013

It is right for us to intervene in the Syrian crisis, says Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain of Maidenhead Synagogue in the Times.

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In the UK illegally?

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Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 06 August 2013

Rabbi Colin Eimer of Sha'arei Tsedek: North London Reform Synagogue on the recent Government campaigns against illegal immigration. Migrants and asylum seekers, he argues, 'are inevitably soft and easy targets, who can be made scapegoats for society’s woes. Yet, be they legal or illegal, migrants must surely be pretty low down the list of those responsible for our current economic difficulties. Perpetuating that rhetoric does nothing to address real issues but it does a lot for creating communal disharmony'.

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Reform Judaism and organ donation

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Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Thursday, 18 July 2013

Recently the National Assembly for Wales passed legislation concerning organ donation. Under the new system, unless a person states a wish not to be a donor (opts out), their consent to donation will be deemed to have been given. The new legislation raises questions and concerns for Jewish communities and here, two of our rabbis reflect on the matter. Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain of Maidenhead Synagogue supports the system of presumed consent and Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild of Wimbledon and District Synagogue is opposed to it. We would love to hear your views too; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with your thoughts.

It is important to note that the Movement for Reform Judaism and the Assembly of Rabbis are fully in support of organ donation. It is a good thing; a generous thing and a mitzvah. To find out more about how you can register as a donor, visit the NHS organ donation website.

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