Bushey Synagogue welcomes Chief Rabbi

Watford Observer: Bushey Synagogue welcomes Chief Rabbi Bushey Synagogue welcomes Chief Rabbi

Over 200 people attended a post Sabbath celebration in honour of Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis’ first visit to Bushey Shul since his induction.

Bushey Synagogue held the festivities last week, which were attended by Hertsmere MP Mr James Clappison, Mayor of Hertsmere, councillor Paul Morris OBE, Rabbi Salasnik and Rabbi Richards and Bushey Synagogue chairman Mr Stephen Roston.

Chief Rabbi Mirvis told the group to be proud of their Jewish identity. 

He said: "We need to identify what we have in common across the broader Jewish community to build and strengthen it. 

"But we also need to recognise that there are differences.  Knowing when to stand together and where to highlight differences is a challenge.  While the environment has an impact on us, having a strong sense of our Jewish identity is the secret to the continuity of the Jewish people. 

"It is important to stand up with pride, showing our commitment to our orthodox values and customs."

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10:19pm Tue 25 Mar 14

LSC says...

A mention of the wider community in general would have been nice. We are here you know. 99.99% welcome you with open arms and a handshake; I certainly do.
But in my humble opinion there should be no Jewish community in Bushey.
There should be a Bushey community, some, or even many, of whom are Jewish.

I know I'm hanging myself out to dry again for 'racist' comments and actions against me. But this is something I believe in. We are a community first. Religion comes second (or in my book, last).
A mention of the wider community in general would have been nice. We are here you know. 99.99% welcome you with open arms and a handshake; I certainly do. But in my humble opinion there should be no Jewish community in Bushey. There should be a Bushey community, some, or even many, of whom are Jewish. I know I'm hanging myself out to dry again for 'racist' comments and actions against me. But this is something I believe in. We are a community first. Religion comes second (or in my book, last). LSC
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11:51am Wed 26 Mar 14

garston tony says...

And for others their faith community comes first, or their football team community, or their 'community' in the pub the frequent, or their family, or their gym community and so on endlessly.

We all live in communities within communities, doesnt mean that we are solely part of one and dont/cant interact with others.

Sorry LSC but your post is once again invalid
And for others their faith community comes first, or their football team community, or their 'community' in the pub the frequent, or their family, or their gym community and so on endlessly. We all live in communities within communities, doesnt mean that we are solely part of one and dont/cant interact with others. Sorry LSC but your post is once again invalid garston tony
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