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By Keith Kahn-Harris

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ISBN-13: 9781847063168

ISBN-10: 1847144764

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This unique publication considers some of the most remarkable clinical and political tales of our time: how within the Nineteen Eighties a handful of scientists got here to think that mankind confronted disaster from runaway international warming, and the way this day this has persuaded politicians to land us with what delivers to be the most important invoice in historical past. Christopher Booker interweaves the technological know-how of world warming with that of its becoming political outcomes, exhibiting how simply while the politicians are threatening to alter our Western lifestyle past popularity, the clinical facts in the back of the worldwide warming conception is being challenged like by no means earlier than. The publication exposes the parable that the worldwide warming thought is supported by means of a 'consensus of the world's best weather scientists' It exhibits how the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on weather swap is administered by means of a small team of 'global warming' zealots, who've time and again rigged facts to aid their conception. however the politicians, driven by means of the media, have so fallen for its propaganda that, wanting dramatic switch, our Western global now faces an extraordinary catastrophe.

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Sacks’s unflinching willingness to spell out the weaknesses of the Anglo Jewish community was an example of the new strategy of insecurity that emerged in the British Jewish community in the early 1990s. If the principal preoccupation of an earlier generation of Jewish communal leaders had Research and the ‘Reflexive Turn’ in Anglo Jewry 39 been to ensure the security of Jews in the UK, by the early 1990s the principal preoccupation became to motivate action to make the longterm survival of Jewish identity and of Jewish community in the UK secure.

36 Turbulent Times The post-war period also saw the gradual accession of women to communal leadership positions. Jackie Tabick was ordained as Britain’s first woman rabbi in 1975 and other women rabbis have become prominent in the Reform and Liberal movements, particularly Julia Neuberger (ordained soon after Tabick), who is now a Liberal Democrat peer with a high public profile. Although no woman has been president of the Board of Deputies or other representative organizations, Rosalind Preston and Jo Wagerman have both been vice-presidents and held other important leadership roles.

As Shalom Charikar wrote in 1985, looking back on Enoch Powell’s incendiary ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech: Jewish Community and Jewish Leadership in the UK 29 The Jewish Chronicle in its editorial condemned it. Labour MPs, including Jewish Labour MPs, also condemned the speech … But a specific Jewish response? There was none. And to me and other Black Jews, this silence by the Jewish leadership was audible. For an official Jewish reaction we had to wait a month. The question was raised at a meeting of the Board of Deputies of British Jews … – not as part of its agenda, but from the floor.

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