Clive Lawton

Where does your community live and thrive?

Where does your community live and thrive?

As most of Europe notes – either celebratorily or ruefully – the 500th anniversary of the birth of Christian Protestantism with Martin Luther’s proclamation of his challenges to Catholic doctrine and practice, it might be interesting to consider how this seismic event in European history has impacted on the Jews. Without doubt, we are still feeling the effect. Of course, I couldn’t possibly cover the whole subject, but in this [...]

A response to an “Interview with Zygmunt Bauman”

A response to an “Interview with Zygmunt Bauman”

He claims not to be a prophet but got it all so right. It is shocking in retrospect how little was done back then to respond to the crash in terms of his ‘we can’t go on like this’. We failed utterly to make any actual systemic changes – expect perhaps to bash the poor a bit more – and Brexit, Trump and perhaps Le Pen, AfD and others are the [...]

Why We Don´t Want ‘Strong Jewish Identities’

Why We Don´t Want ‘Strong Jewish Identities’

Imagine, if you will, Jewish educational hopes in the 1950s and 60s. Back then, the Jewish world – unconsciously, no one talked about it – was still reeling from the Shoah. Israel was uncontroversial but hardly easily accessible and a bit of an esoteric interest to many Jews. We kind of knew we couldn’t go on as we had but no-one much had any idea as to what to do [...]

Jewish Europe of the 21st century

Jewish Europe of the 21st century

I was happy to be involved with Leatid for about ten years and during that time hugely enjoyed the fellowship of the faculty who not only taught their own areas but enjoyed the interplay between the three fields of Community Development, Management Skills and Jewish Issues. Working with people who clearly cared about how all these worked together and saw each field as equally important held out the hope, realised [...]

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