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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
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’ th...

Posted on 30 September 2015, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett
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