One of the best-kept secrets in Anglo-Jewry has been the revolution that has been quietly taking place over the last two decades. This revolution includes how to respond to mixed-faith marriages, gay relationships, women’s empowerment, declining numbers, atheism, etc. Progressive Judaism has shown a remarkable willingness to grapple with those biblical laws which conflict with modern values. Most ground-breaking of all, Progressive Judaism has re-defined what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century.
To capture the changes of this revolution, Rabbi Jonathan Romain and Rabbi David Mitchell have written a new book – Inclusive Judaism. This accessible volume not only documents this religious revolution, but presents a challenge to people of faith on how best to marry tradition and modernity. Alongside personal testimonies, the book explores the soul-searching that has prompted rabbis to chart a new course, both out of principle and as a practical way of rescuing British Jewry from possible collapse.
In order to respond to Covid-19 and social distancing, Rabbi Jonathan and Rabbi David have created a special 12-week reading group as a joint project between WLS and Maidenhead Synagogue. Each week a chapter of the book will be discussed and debated through a series of challenging questions.
There are limited places on this course and you will need to own a copy of the book (which can be purchased in kindle or paperback format) here.
To confirm your place on the course and receive the Zoom details, please email Rabbi David