Judaism

First rabbi for York in 800 years

York’s fledgling Jewish community has raised tens of thousands of pounds to engage the city’s first rabbi since the reign of Edward I.

Factsheet: Judaism

Fact sheet with suggested commentators on the beliefs, organisation, customs and groups within Judaism – the first of the Abrahamic religions.

Faiths mourn Covid’s one million dead

Faith leaders have expressed sadness and sorrow at the news that one million people have died of the coronavirus. They urge people to take responsiblity, stay safe and prevent further deaths.

Poignant and creative celebration in the Covid Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, will be observed in different ways because of the coronavirus, with online services replacing overflowing synagogues and pages of tips for celebrating with immediate family at home instead of large social events.

Religion news 18 September

Jewish communities prepare to welcome int he New Year with services and family gatherings limited by the rule of six; People are suffering ‘moral injury’ in pandemic, unable to live their values due to restrictions; Research project to map interplay of faith, ethnicity and deprivation through the pandemic.