With the Celebrate Israel Festival coming up this Sunday at Rancho Park, I thought it’d be an ideal time to write a love letter expressing my unabashed and unconditional attachment to Israel. But as much as I’d still like to do that, that column will have to wait for another week,...
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A recent trip of American Conservative (Masorti) Jews to Israel included a first for the country, cutting to the heart of an issue that poses a problem for many American Jews — a mixed minyan for Mincha at the Knesset synagogue.
Religious Jewish rituals in Israel are dictated by...
January 13, 2011 | 3:17 pm
In a landmark case, a Jewish burial society employee in Scotland says he was fired for becoming involved with the Masorti movement.
It marked the first case of a Jewish individual claiming discrimination against a Jewish employer in Scotland, according to the Herald Scotland...
November 26, 2008 | 6:43 pm
November 26, 2008 | 6:36 pmWhen Lorin Fife converted to Judaism some 30 years ago, his experience with the Orthodox rabbis who presided over his year of study and conversion ceremony was one of warmth and acceptance.
Rabbi Shmuel Katz, who spent decades as the head of Los Angeles' Orthodox bet din (rabbinic...
November 20, 2008 | 3:19 amJERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Jewish Agency Assembly adopted resolutions calling on the Israeli government to establish an independent authority on Jewish conversions and special courts of Jewish law to "allow the conversion process to move forward."
The twin resolutions were adopted by the...
September 18, 2008 | 10:52 pm
July 9, 2008 | 11:50 pmJune 2008 witnessed two developments in the Masorti/Conservative community in Israel that have significant implications for the drive for religious pluralism in the Jewish state, an issue that is high on the agenda of Zionist Jews around the world.
They relate to two controversies...
April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Until the American youth with the long hair and the kippah showed up in his high school in 10th grade, Ehud Bandel believed what most Israeli's believed: You were either Orthodox or you were secular. The jarring embodiment of a liberal, religious Jew was enough to change Bandel's...