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My Hebrew Word – Shana The 3-letter root Shana has several different meanings but the most common in everyday speech is “year”. A year is the time it takes the Earth t...

Posted on 31 May 2017, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner
The Origins of Dairy Foods on Shavuot

Sweetness drops from your lips, Oh bride; Honey and milk are under your tongue…” –Song of Songs 4:11 Cheesecake or ice cream?  Long before cheesecake or ice cream were invented Jews ate dairy foods on Shavuot, but the origins o...

Posted on 29 May 2017, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny
Masorti is Listening

Imagine: you are having a conversation with a person from your Masorti community. You’ve never met this person, or perhaps only know them from afar. It’s just you and them, getting to know each other. But what if this conversation was...

Posted on 24 May 2017, By Adrienne Bernstein