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Justice in Auschwitz: A reading of Primo Levi

(This piece was originally published in Kol HaKehilah, the Kol Nefesh Masorti magazine, in September 2015) Anyone who has translated from Hebrew to English knows that there are often a multitude of possible English meanings for a given He...

Posted on 14 April 2020, By Meira Ben-Gad
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
A new ritual for adoption?

The main forum in which halachic decisions are made in the World Conservative (Masorti) Movement is the Committee of Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) of the Rabbinical Assembly. When new issues arise in contemporary life, Rabbis turn to th...

Posted on 17 May 2019, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner