First rabbi for York in 800 years

York’s fledgling Jewish community has raised tens of thousands of pounds to engage the city’s first rabbi since the reign of Edward I.

Factsheet: Judaism

Judaism is the first and oldest of the world’s Abrahamic religions, but it also the smallest with just 15 million adherents globally. Originating in the Middle East thousands of years ago, Jews and their distinctive culture and faith are now found all over the world

Religion news 12 October

Pope wants more women in roles of responsibility in the church; Children’s Society supports right of children in transgender cases to be heard; the “Skipping Sikh” aged 73 has been made an MBE