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Inclusive Judaism – Reading Group

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Every week until July 9, 2020

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


May 14, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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