On Being Jewish in the UK Today

Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu says

On Being UK Jews today – January 2015
This is an exciting and challenging time to be a progressive Jews in the UK. I believe that we are safe here, and that we play an active part in the wider society as well as in our own communities. Of course, there is a certain Anglo antisemitism – the raised eyebrow, the word spoken under the breath, as well as opportunist attacks on members of the more visible Jewish community. But then again, we also have racism in this country. The recent events in Paris and in Belgium should inspire us more than ever to engage widely with other faith groups, and to establish bonds of friendship and support with the majority, because terrorism seeks to polarise and radicalise,. We and our relationships across communities show that reality is very far from the extremist vision.

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A Prayer for London

Eternal God, now more than ever do we understand that everyone of us is connected, none of us is alone. None of us untouched by the suffering in our city, in London. Our ears are filled with the sounds of sirens, our eyes and minds are full of the sight of terrible terrible suffering. None of us is left untouched. We think of those who lost their lives in Grenfell tower. They and their families are like us and our grandparents and parents. They came here for a better life and a life of peace. We think about the terrible wounds, and the terrible deaths of those in Borough Market and London Bridge, and Westminster, and now outside the Finsbury Park Mosque and we search for the courage it takes to carry on. To live with such loss and such pain. Give us the courage to fight for what is right, and the gentleness to be open to our grief, and let every scar that we Londoners must bear, be one day part of what will make us strong, and let us say, amen.

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Kehillah North London
(Formerly North London Progressive Jewish Community)

71-75 Shelton Street 
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9JQ

Tel: +44 (0)20 8123 5752
Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu: 020 7403 3779

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