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Masorti Judaism says yes to same-sex ceremonies

At its meeting last night, Masorti Judaism’s board of trustees agreed to the following statement: “After much learning and discussion, the Masorti rabbis have ruled that communities may carry out ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples...

Posted on 22 October 2014, By Masorti Judaism
Kol Nidrei 5775 – Ancestry and Les Temps Perdu

I blame Proust. It was Marcel Proust who made such a great case for the romantic appeal of memory. Proust’s greatest memory is of little biscuits dunked in tea. Ah – on a fast day, remembering food – I hope you arenR...

Posted on 3 October 2014, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon
Towards Yom Kippur 4

It’s hard to apologise and it’s difficult to let go of hurts. Maybe that is why the Shulchan Aruch rules (Orach Chaim 606) that ‘on the eve of Yom Kippur we must make peace with one another’, reminding us that ‘Concerning sins...

Posted on 2 October 2014, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg