The introductory address by Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, delivered at Cumberland Lodge on 7 January 2019
This is a recording of an address delivered by Jonathan Wittenberg, Senior Rabbi to Masorti Judaism in the UK and Rabbi of the New North London Synagogue. It marked the opening of an interfaith symposium on 'Democracy in Crisis: Moral & Spiritual Resistance', convened by Cumberland Lodge and the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) on Monday 7 January 2019.
Rabbi Wittenberg is President of the CCJ and a member of the Council of Imams and Rabbis. He is deeply engaged in supporting refugees, and he teaches and speaks widely, including on BBC Radio 4's 'Prayer of the Day'. His books include: The Three Pillars of Judaism; A Search for Faith & Values; and My Dear Ones, about his family's own experience of the Holocaust.
Rabbi Wittenberg is one of the UK's leading voices in Holocaust education and commemoration. He was also one of the contributors to the CCJ / Cumberland Lodge study guide, Moral Dilemmas in Challenging Times, published to accompany our founder Amy Buller's 1943 work Darkness over Germany, in 2018.
Find out more about the 'Democracy in Crisis: Moral & Spiritual Resistance' symposium here.
Live tweets from the event were posted at #CLCCJdemocracy.