“Kol Masorti” – Our New Newsletter
By Susan Reuben
This Shabbat, we launch a brand new Masorti newsletter, Kol Masorti (‘Masorti Voice’).
It’s a fresh spin on our previous newsletter, Reflections, with some of the same elements plus new articles as well.
We will still have a parashah piece, written by a community member or one of our rabbis or chazanim, and giving a personal take on the weekly portion. All the essential information about times and page numbers remains as well.
In addition, there will be a ‘Spotlight’ article focusing on one of three topics:
Spotlight On… Halachah
A Masorti perspective on halachah and the modern world. As society develops both culturally and technologically, new halachic questions come to light. We will look at some of the issues that have arisen in recent years.
Spotlight On… Siddur
We are going to start with the Amidah, looking at its history and place in the liturgy, and then at the detail of its various parts.
Spotlight On… the Talmudic Sages
Who were they, what did they do and what can we learn from them today? Each article will focus on one sage.
Over time, we will change these broad topics for new ones, and on some weeks, we will instead have a piece focusing on an upcoming festival or on a current event in the secular world.
Kol Masorti is also going to include a few key events occurring in the next few months – either in our synagogues or organised by the movement. If you have anything that you would like to share or have any other comments, please email me.
We really hope you enjoy our new publication!
Susan Reuben is the former Communications Manager for Masorti Judaism