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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
I am Adonai

In many ways the first commandment is not a command at all. Rather it is a proclamation of who God is and the kind of relationship we have with the divine. God is Adonai, a personal god, in special connection with us as a people. Moreover...

Posted on 5 June 2019, By Rabbi Roni Tabick
Behar

As a rabbinical student living in New York City, I was often struck by the fact that non-Jewish politicians understood that the principle of kashrut applied both to the fitness of food and to the fitness of legislation. Listening to the n...

Posted on 24 May 2019, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny