Masorti Judaism


How can we make Shabbat UK different from all other shabatot

One of the things that make me proud of my affiliation to the Masorti movement is our dedication to halacha, Jewish law. We don’t just leave tradition up to the individual’s choice, but rather present it as mandatory. Yet at the...

Posted on 30 September 2015, By Raya Even-David
Chol Hamoed Sukkot 5776

In the Rosh Hashana 2012 edition of Kol Hakehila, the journal of Kol Nefesh, Melanie Kelly wrote about the sukkah. She had examined Richard Elliot Friedman’s ‘Who Wrote the Bible’ in light of the cherubim crafted to ‘protect’ the...

Posted on 30 September 2015, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett
Jews Don't Do Architecture (And Other Myths)

Medieval synagogues in Europe were necessarily modest buildings, often partly hidden. Planning applications for ostentatious synagogues were rarely received favourably. Yet Jewish communities still wanted to fulfil the Talmudic...

Posted on 22 September 2015, By Leon Fenster

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