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Liberal rabbis offer reassurance after Paris attacks

19th January 2015

Liberal Judaism’s rabbis have featured extensively in the media over the last week, commenting during a difficult time for Jews in the UK and Europe.

Chief executive Rabbi Danny Rich was interviewed by Channel 4 News, speaking out against a proposal to allow proprietors of synagogues, kosher shops and Jewish property to be allowed to train and carry guns.

Danny said: "Terrorists rely on stoking up fears and want nothing more than a society in which we are prone to shooting each other.

"Now, more than ever, is a time to trust in the decency of the British public and the capabilities of the police and security services. This is not the time to be retreating into ourselves or armed strongholds."

Read the full story here - http://www.channel4.com/news/jewish-guns-anti-semitism-paris-france-attacks-menachem-margolin

Rabbi Leah Jordan, Liberal Judaism’s student and young adult chaplain, appeared on ITV News – in an interview that was also picked up by NBC in America.

Leah was questioned about the recent increase in tension and antisemetic rhetoric in the wake of the recent terrorist outrages in Paris.

Leah told the channel: “I would say that while we are very shaken by what happened in Paris, we are not feeling vulnerable”

Read Liberal Judaism’s statement on the Paris terrorist attacks here - http://www.liberaljudaism.org/news/1014-liberal-judaism-statement-on-the-paris-terrorist-attacks.html