Jan­ner daugh­ter Laura so grate­ful for sup­port

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY MAR­CUS DSYCH

LAURA JAN­NER-KLAUS­NER, se­nior rabbi to the Move­ment for Re­form Ju­daism, has writ­ten for the first time in depth about the death of her fa­ther, Lord Jan­ner.

In a post on so­cial me­dia, Rabbi Jan­ner-Klaus­ner said she was try­ing to process the “ex­treme chal­lenges” of the past year and that the sup­port of well­wish­ers had saved her from “drown­ing”.

Lord Jan­ner’s death at the age of 87 last month, fol­low­ing a long ill­ness, had come “peace­fully”, she wrote.

An on­go­ing le­gal case had been in­ves­ti­gat­ing claims against the for­mer Labour MP re­lat­ing to his­toric child abuse, but a se­ries of judges had ruled he was not fit to stand trial. The fam­ily has strongly de­nied any wrong­do­ing. Laura Jan­ner-Klaus­ner with her fa­ther, who died last month. She wrote on so­cial me­dia of the “ex­treme chal­lenges” she had faced over the past year

In her post, Rabbi Jan­ner-Klaus­ner wrote: “I’m still try­ing to even be­gin to process the past year with all its ex­treme chal­lenges and also the ac­com­pa­ny­ing bless­ing of peo­ple stand­ing right by our sides with ab­so­lutely stead­fast sup­port.

“It was such a bless­ing that our fa­ther (z’l) died so peace­fully. It’s a very strange world where I started to write my thoughts about him here but re­alised that I can’t be­cause of the ac­cu­sa­tions that are on­go­ing.

“I just would like to use this space to say how much I am grate­ful for feel­ing so loved and how this has been the to­tal dif­fer­ence be­tween drown­ing and be­ing re­silient.”

Last week she at­tended the Lim­mud con­fer­ence in Birm­ing­ham. While there her life was “to­tally en­riched by new love”, Rabbi Jan­ner-Klaus­ner said.

The post has been liked more than 230 times on Face­book, with more than two dozen peo­ple leav­ing mes­sages of sup­port for the Jan­ner fam­ily.

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