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The Origins of Dairy Foods on Shavuot

Sweetness drops from your lips, Oh bride; Honey and milk are under your tongue…” –Song of Songs 4:11 Cheesecake or ice cream?  Long before cheesecake or ice cream were invented Jews ate dairy foods on Shavuot, but the origins o...

Posted on 29 May 2017, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny
Masorti is Listening

Imagine: you are having a conversation with a person from your Masorti community. You’ve never met this person, or perhaps only know them from afar. It’s just you and them, getting to know each other. But what if this conversation was...

Posted on 24 May 2017, By Adrienne Bernstein
Jerusalem, 6 days, and 50 years

Rabbi Gil Nativ shares his personal thoughts on the Six Day War, 50 years after the historic battle.   After the Six Day War, the Israeli poet Haim Hefer wrote, “Twenty-year-old paratroopers carry on their backs two thousand years&...

Posted on 17 May 2017, By Rabbi Dr. Gil Nativ