Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the newly-appointed Movement Rabbi to Reform Judaism, talks to Joan Bakewell about religion and morality.
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner was brought up in an Orthodox Jewish household. Her great uncle was the Chief Rabbi Sir Israel Brodie. But in this interview she talks to Joan Bakewell about the journey she embarked on at the age of twelve to the heart of the Jewish Reform Movement. She has just been appointed as the first Movement Rabbi to Reform Judaism in the UK - a post, she says, that doesn't so much set her up in opposition to the Chief Rabbi but rather sees her as his 'feisty' collaborator. She talks to Joan about the interplay between her commitment to equality and human rights and her understanding of the Jewish faith.