Yom Rishon, 17 Av 5779
Sunday, 18 August 2019
Rabbi Danny Rich Appears on Seven BBC Radio Programmes

Liberal Judaism’s chief executive, Rabbi Danny Rich, gave live interviews to seven BBC Radio programmes on Sunday morning. The items were a response to a recent survey which showed that most parents now believe that childhood ends at 12. Rabbi Rich outlined Liberal Judaism’s approach to coming to age – referring to Bar/Bat Mitzvah as well as Kabbalat Torah. He also referred to the challenges of parenting – something that he, as a father of four, is highly qualified to comment on. He reminded listeners that in times gone by, children were often married off at 12 or 13 and said, “a child is a great gift in Judaism and part of the Jewish message is that the child is a joint responsibility of the parents and the community.” Listen again on BBC Radio Manchester here, at 1hr 9mins in: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p015lvv6.