In the history of Progressive Jewish liturgy, Britain’s Liberal movement has, in
spite of its relatively small numbers, played a unique role.
For one thing, it has taken cognisance of the liturgical traditions of both of
the two main centres of Progressive Judaism: Germany and the United States
of America. (Britain’s Reform movement, by contrast, has preferred to do ‘its
own thing’, with little reference to what has been done elsewhere.) For another
thing, its publication in 1967 of Service of the Heart marked the beginning of
a new trend, which has since manifested itself throughout the Progressive