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What Camp Means To Me…

By Joel Fenster, Dan Eisenberg, Sara Bloch and Lily Stein As the start of Noam summer camp approaches, some of our Noam movement workers talk about what camp means to them, with an introduction from Mazkir Joel Fenster. “Noam camp is un...

Posted on 13 July 2015, By Masorti Judaism
Matot-Masei

The double sedra Matot-Masei could be subtitled “The Anti-feminists’ Revenge”, because it begins and ends with the subversion of a legal concession given to women. At the very beginning of Matot, God commands that if a man makes a v...

Posted on 13 July 2015, By Robert Stone
A Contemporary Understanding of Mitzvot

In Hebrew, the word “mitzvah” means commandment. At its simplest level, a mitzvah embodies God’s will, creating an imperative for those who would live their lives in accordance with God’s desire. Of course, there a...

Posted on 7 July 2015, By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson