Being Jewish is many things. For many Jews, it is a calling and a chance to be something larger than themselves. It is also being part of an international community that spans many continents and nations.
For Daniel Taub, as an Orthodox Jew, his Judaism is both personal and international. Taub has served as the ambassador from Israel to the nation of the United Kingdom. In this capacity, he was often called on to represent both Israel and the larger Jewish community to which he belongs as well.
As ambassador, he was also frequently asked to speak to concerns that Jews feel when living in Israel and living in other parts of the world. His work in the United Kingdom has been also about helping to demonstrate that Jews have concerns that speak to all people and represent universal values. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.hampsteadshul.org.uk/event/isaiah-berlin-lecture-2017-daniel-taub/ and http://www.alondon.net/index.php?action=art&id=7198&lang=he_IL
He knows that many Jews have been on the receiving end of hatred and unexpected commentary and actions that have often been quite hurtful. Rising incidents of such hatred have attracted his concerns and the concerns of the leadership in Israel.
He has looked for ways to help develop methods to combat such hatred and help Jews around the world feel safer and more secure in their own communities.
The Jewish community in what is known as the diaspora has been an asset that Daniel Taub has chosen to tap into time and again. In his former role as the ambassador from Israel he is aware that he was someone that he was responsible to the court of St. James as the English ambassadorship is known but he was also someone who represented the views of Jews around the world to a part of Europe that has long been a haven to Jews for many decades.
As part of the Jewish community in the United Kingdom he was pleased to be welcomed by many local members of the community there as one of their own. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn
He recounts many warm meetings with varied members of this community. He did his best to help take a leadership role and strengthen ties between the Jews living in the United Kingdom and those living in Israel.
In this role, he feels he was quite successful. He believes that Jews living in other parts of the world can help the world Jewish community by being an asset to other Jews around the world.