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René Cassin

René Cassin was born in 1887 to a Sephardi Jewish family in the South of France. A distant relative of Alfred Dreyfus, whose trial for treason electrified the world from 1894-1906, Cassin was always mindful of the potential for abuses of...

Posted on 13 June 2019, By Michael Mocatta

In this week’s parasha we read about the case of someone who wrongs his fellow human being. The language of the Torah is rather vague about exactly what the wrong is – ‘ki yaasu mi-kol chatot ha-adam, lim’ol ma’al bAdonai...

Posted on 13 June 2019, By Daniel Oppenheimer
The Ten [Masorti] Commandments

To coincide with the festival of Shavuot, the Masorti rabbinic team have put together this fantastic booklet, outlining their unique take on the Ten Commandments. Highlights include: Is there a difference between killing and murder? Can w...

Posted on 5 June 2019, By Masorti Judaism