Janner daughter Laura so grateful for support
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.