Senior Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner released the following statement:
The Torah teaches, ‘do not stand idly by the spilled blood of your neighbour… love your neighbour as yourself.’ Reform Judaism supports Black communities in the US, the UK and globally in asserting their right to live with the same protections and opportunities as every other group. The death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer is deeply troubling and we recognise the pain of those protesting against systemic injustice.
We stand by Black communities and Black members of our own communities and commit to non-violent challenges to all injustice. It is our duty to do this, not just now, but consistently, if we are to do our part to repair our world. #BlackLivesMatter