Islam and Global Dialogue: Religious Pluralism and the Pursuit of Peace, Roger Boase (ed.), foreword by HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal, Ashgate, London, 2005, £50.00, 330pp., ISBN 0-7546-5307-2.
Charles H. Middleburgh
The Contribution of Rabbi John D. Rayner to the Creation of Liberal Prayer Books
Charles H. Middleburgh
'And a new spirit I will put within you' salutes John Rayner's contribution to the Liberal liturgies of the United Kingdom over more than forty years. It explains his ethos as a liturgist and quotes from his writings about liturgy as well as some of his original prayers. This is a heartfelt tribute from a devoted disciple to a master liturgist.
Charles H. Middleburgh
In this paper, we will look at what Judaism does have to say about ongoing training. We will also look at contemporary secular wisdom - and practice - on the subject. Thirdly, we will look at recent trends within the progressive rabbinate, here in Britain and overseas. Finally, in the spirit of tikkun olam, we shall consider how we can make things better going forward, so that we, like all other professionals, can be supported to be 'the best that we can be'.
Ruth Langer, Charles Middleburgh and Amanda Golby
Rader Marcus, Jacob and Marc Saperstein. The Jews in Christian Europe: A Source Book, 315–1791, Hebrew Union College Press, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015, 600 pp., ISBN 978-0-8229-6393-6 (paperback), £27.50.
Evan Kaplan, Rabbi Dana. The New Reform Judaism: Challenges and Reflections, foreword by Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, afterword by Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 2013, xiv + 368 pp., ISBN 978-0-8276-0934-1 (hardback), $39.95.
Fox, Pam. The Jewish Community of Golders Green: A Social History, Stroud, The History Press, 2016, 256 pp., ISBN: 978-0-7509-6587-3 (paperback), £16.99.
Charles H. Middleburgh and John D. Rayner
What follows is a transcript of three interviews with Rabbi John D. Rayner, C.B.E., by Charles H. Middleburgh, held over three months between January and March 2005.
Charles Middleburgh, Marc Saperstein, Ursula Rudnick and Lia D. Shimada
Bar Mitzvah: A History, by Rabbi Michael Hilton, University of Nebraska Press/Jewish Publication Society, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-8276-0947-1, 360pp., £22.99
The Beginnings of Ladino Literature: Moses Almosnino and His Readers, by Olga Borovaya, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2017, ISBN: 978-0- 253-02552-4 (hardback), 317 pp., $60.00
Deep Calls to Deep: Transforming Conversations between Jews and Christians, edited by Tony Bayfield, London, SCM, 2017, ISBN: 978-0-334-05512-9 (paperback), 368 pp., £40.00
Confessions of a Rabbi, by Jonathan Romain, London, Biteback Publishing, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-78590-189-8 (paperback), 306 pp., £12.99
Amanda Golby, Laura Janner Klausner, Charles Middleburgh, Jeff Newman, Walter Rothschild, Michael Shire and Daniel J. Lasker
Langham, Raphael, 250 Years of Convention and Contention: a History of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, 1760-2010, London, Vallentine Mitchell, 2010, 320 pp., ISBN 978-0853039822.
Kahn-Harris, Keith and Gidley, Ben, Turbulent Times: the British Jewish community today, London, Continuum, 2011, 248 pp., ISBN 978-1847144768.
Blue, Lionel, The Godseeker’s Guide, London, New York, Continuum, 2010, 186 pp., ISBN 978-1847-06418-9.
Gryn, Naomi (ed.), Three Minutes of Hope. Hugo Gryn on the God Slot, London, New York, Continuum, 2010, 270 pp., ISBN 978-1-4411-4035-7.
Hoelting, Kurt, The Circumference of Home: One Man’s Yearlong Quest for a Radically Local Life, Cambridge MA, Da Capo Press, 2010, 356pp., ISBN 978-1458758880.
Sznaider, Natan, Jewish Memory and the Cosmopolitan Order, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2011, 205 pp., ISBN 978-0-7456-4796-8.
Gigliotti, Simione, The Train Journey, New York and Oxford, Berghahn Books, 2009, 244 pp., ISBN 978-1-57181-268-1.
Jospe, Raphael, Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages, Boston, Academic Studies Press, 2009, $65/$33, 620 pp., ISBN 978-1-934843-09-3/978-1-934843-27-7.
Rynhold, Daniel, An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy, London/ New York, I.B. Tauris, 2009, £49.50/£16.99, 272 pp., ISBN 978-1-845117- 47-4/978-1-845117-48-1.
Michael Shire, Michael Stannard, David Goldberg, Charles D. Middleburgh, Jeffrey Newman, Sidney Brichto, Danny Rich and Albert H. Friedlander
Hans Sigismund Rahmer (John Desmond Rayner), rabbi: born Berlin 1924; ordained rabbi 1953; Minister, South London Liberal Synagogue 1953–57; Associate Minister, Liberal Jewish Synagogue 1957–61, senior Minister 1961–89 (Minister Emeritus); Lecturer in Liturgy and Rabbinic Literature, Leo Baeck College 1966–2003, Director of Studies 1966–69, Vice-President 1969–2005; Chairman, Council of Reform and Liberal Rabbis 1969–71, 1982–84, 1989–92; President, London Society of Jews and Christians 1990; CBE 1993; Honorary Life President, Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues 1994; married 1955 Jane Heilbronn (two sons, one daughter); died London 19 September 2005.
Neil Amswych, Hillel Avidan, Sami Barth, Tony Bayfield, Francis Ronald Berry, Barbara Borts, Jeffrey Cohen, Bernard Davis, Michal Friedlander, Jeffrey Gale, Guy Hall, Richard Harries, Harry Jacobi, Laura Janner-Klausner, Deborah Kahn-Harris, Charles Middleburgh, Jonathan Magonet, Dow Marmur, Julia Neuberger, Phil Pegum, Danny Rich, Jonathan Romain, Walter Rothschild, Elli Tikvah Sarah, Victor Jeleniewski Seidler, Michael Shire, Judy Smith, Jackie Tabick, Charles Wallach and Andrea Zanardo
In this section we have gathered a range of shorter personal memoirs from former students and colleagues reflecting their immediate responses to the loss of Lionel as a personal friend, colleague, teacher or spiritual mentor.