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Music on Shavuot

As a Cantor in love with liturgical music, the Shalosh Regalim (the three ‘foot’ festivals) are always especially interesting to me. In addition to the chanting of Shir Hashirim on Pesach, Ruth on Shavuot and Kohelet on Sukkot, there ...

Posted on 27 May 2016, By
Masorti Jews in Bristol

This may sound like a nice story but it was not easy. Jews have been long established in Bristol since the beginning of 12th century. And they were Jews, just Jews or as some say the JEWS. Maybe those were easier times as Jews were just J...

Posted on 24 May 2016, By Yaakov (JJ) Martin
The Need for Masorti Leadership

Three special needs children celebrated their Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony at various Masorti synagogues in Israel in the first week of April.  The parents of these children had previously resigned themselves to the fact that this sig...

Posted on 16 May 2016, By Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch