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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 same ...

Posted on 30 September 2015, By Raya Even David
The Jewish Community and Beyond – The New Israel Fund

How often does your Masorti community run activities about Israel? Not that often, I suspect. Talking about Israel in Masorti communities has become harder and harder. Views are increasingly polarised amongst those who care and think deep...

Posted on 22 September 2015, By Clive Sheldon
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 requiremen...

Posted on 22 September 2015, By Leon Fenster