Trouble-Making Rabbis

David J Goldberg, Elli Tikvah Sarah, Hester Abrams

19/02/2012 1:00 pm

Navigating the boundaries of sacred and profane David Goldberg and Elli Sarah are two rabbis who have stuck by their convictions, approaching Judaism with boldness, passion and unfailing intellectual rigour.

Their books offer templates for ‘trouble-making Judaism’, drawing on a wide range of sources, each in their own way. Although the two have divergent opinions on many issues, both struggle to redefine the more radical aspects of Jewish heritage, rendering Judaism a rich and potent tool in shaping the future.

David J Goldberg

David J Goldberg OBE is Emeritus Rabbi of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London. The author (most recently This is Not the Way: Jews, Judaism and the State of Israel) or editor of several books, his trenchant views about Judaism and Israel have appeared frequently over the years in newspapers, journals and on radio and TV.

Edwina Ehrman

Edwina Ehrman is Curator of textiles and fashion at the V&A. She is the author of London Eats Out: 500 Years of Capital Dining and 300 Years of Bridal Fashions.

Hester Abrams

Hester Abrams is Director of Jewish Book Week.