Karen Newman: embracing diversity as a Progressive Jew

Karen Newman talks about her background, she was born into an Orthodox Jewish family who went to synagogue 3 times a year, and kept kosher and festivals. She contrasts this with her current membership of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, which she likes because it is not just something people do on Saturdays, it is about understanding values and traditions and asking if there is right thing to do in a difficult situation. She is pleased that Liberal Judaism values gender equity and diversity and she likes the idea of civil partnership though she sees why it was politically important to go for equal marriage.

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Thank you Alison Turner.