Rayner, John Desmond

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RAYNER, John Desmond

RAYNER, John Desmond. British (born Germany), b. 1924. Genres: Theology/Religion. Career: Rabbi Emeritus, Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London, 1989- (Associate Minister, 1957-61; Sr. Minister, 1961-89). Lecturer in Jewish Law and Liturgy, Leo Baeck College, London, 1966-2003. Chairman, Council of Reform and Liberal Rabbis, 1969-71, 1982-84, and 1989- 91. Hon. Life President, Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues. Publications: Towards Mutual Understanding between Jews and Christians, 1960; Guide to Jewish Marriage, 1975; (with B. Hooker) Judaism for Today, 1978; (with D. Goldberg) The Jewish People: Their History and Their Religion, 1988; An Understanding of Judaism, 1997; A Jewish Understanding of the World, 1998; Jewish Religious Law, 1998; Principles of Jewish Ethics, 1998. EDITOR (most with C. Stern): Service of the Heart, 1967; Gate of Repentance, 1973; Passover Haggadah, 1981; Siddur Lev Chadash, 1995. Address: 37 Walmington Fold, London N12 7LD, England. Online address: [email protected]