Rabbis write to Jeremy Corbyn to express support and denounce the comments by the UK Chief Rabbi

28.11.2019 - Pressenza London

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26th  November 2019

Dear Mr. Corbyn – Leader of the Labour Party

I write to you on behalf of the Executive Board of the United European Jews organization regarding an unusually disturbing declaration  that was today reported in the media claiming that the overwhelming majority of British Jews are “gripped by anxiety” at the thought of a Labour victory at the forthcoming general elections.

Please note that we totally reject and condemn in no uncertain terms these remarks, which does not represent the views of the mainstream chareidi Jews that live in the UK.

We believe that such assertions are due to propaganda with a political and ideological agenda. An agenda, which, I might add, is diametrically opposed to fundamental Jewish values as well as the opinions of tens of thousands of Jews in our community.

At this time we also relay our gratefulness for your numerous acts of solidarity with the Jewish community over many years and also welcome your assurances that Labour will do everything necessary to defend the Jewish way of life and protect our rights to practice our religion.

For all this we take this opportunity to say: Thank you, Mr. Corbyn!

Yours sincerely

Rabbi Mayer Weinberger

Director

 

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