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Author articles: Matt Plen

News By Matt Plen 22nd Apr 2021

Reflections on our meeting with the Israeli Ambassador

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVT7E8pfhZ8&feature=emb_logo The recent public meeting between Ambassador Tzipi Hotovely and Senior Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg stirred up some controversy. Various Masorti...

News By Matt Plen 03rd Nov 2020

Fighting for the Jewish people’s soul: Masorti Judaism at the 2020 World Zionist Congress

It’s natural to be preoccupied with local events – what’s going on in our own family, community, country. When we...

Article By Matt Plen 19th Mar 2020

Vayakhel-Pekudei

This week we come to the end of the second book of Torah, the book of Shemot, with the double sedra of Vayakhel and Pekudei.  We are immediately told...

Article By Matt Plen 16th Aug 2019

Va’etchanan

This week's parashah and haftarah stand in stark contrast to each other.   The Torah text centres on the themes of law, reward and punishment. The...

Article By Matt Plen 24th May 2019

Behar

As a rabbinical student living in New York City, I was often struck by the fact that non-Jewish politicians understood...

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  • 16th Nov 2017

How to be human

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  • 16th May 2016

Behar

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  • 22nd Dec 2015

Vayechi

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  • 10th Sep 2015

Beyond the streams of Judaism? Denominationalism, post-denominationalism and the Jewish future

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  • 09th Aug 2014

Reflections – Vaetchanan

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  • 02nd May 2013

Masorti Judaism: between mitzvah and autonomy

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  • 23rd Mar 2013

Reflections: Tzav

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  • 11th Nov 2012

Sex and the single Jew

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