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Jerusalem, 6 days, and 50 years

Rabbi Gil Nativ shares his personal thoughts on the Six Day War, 50 years after the historic battle.   After the Six Day War, the Israeli poet Haim Hefer wrote, “Twenty-year-old paratroopers carry on their backs two thousand years&...

Posted on 17 May 2017, By Rabbi Dr. Gil Nativ
The Joy of Shul Music

The Masorti Movement prides itself on its learning and commitment to Jewish engagement and intensity.  This year, the Movement, together with EAJL, the European Academy for Jewish Liturgy, is presenting a full-day seminar devoted to sing...

Posted on 10 May 2017, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett
Yom Ha’atzmaut

What is the correct greeting on Yom Ha’atzmaut?  Should we say chag sameach – happy holiday, as we do on the three major holidays: Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot? Or should we give the non-holiday greeting of Yom Ha’atzmaut sameach...

Posted on 3 May 2017, By Rabbi Paul Arberman