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Behar Bechukotai

This week’s double sedra includes the rules for celebrating the Yovel – The Jubilee Year. Every seventh year was a shmitta year, in which all the land became fallow and the Israelites were forbidden to eat produce grown on the land in...

Posted on 7 May 2021, By Allan Myers
Lag B’Omer 5781

A few years ago, I arrived in Jerusalem on the evening of Lag B’Omer.  As my Nesher sherut approached the city, I could see through the darkness street lights twinkling on the hills and car lights illuminating the streets and h...

Posted on 26 April 2021, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny
Reflections on our meeting with the Israeli Ambassador

The recent public meeting between Ambassador Tzipi Hotovely and Senior Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg stirred up some controversy. Various Masorti members and our own youth movement, Noam, called on us to cancel the event, arguing that we shou...

Posted on 22 April 2021, By Matt Plen