Welcome to Masorti
The Masorti movement is a traditional, egalitarian religious movement in Israel, affiliated with the worldwide Masorti/Conservative movement. It is guided by halakha (Jewish law) and an open and pluralistic approach to contemporary scholarship, Jewish living, democratic ideals and Zionism. Click here to learn more about Masorti.
Masorti's Statement on Sharansky's Kotel Proposal
The proposal of Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky with regard to prayer at the Kotel has, properly, received considerable attention. To learn more about this and read an English translation of the statement of the Masorti movement and the Rabbinical Assembly in Israel, click here.
November 2013 Newsletter
Click here to read the March 2013 newsletter and catch up with all the exciting things happening in Israel with Masorti.
Reaction to the Defacing of the Monastery of the Silent Monks at Latrun
On Tuesday morning, September 4, vandals defaced the Monastery of the Silent Monks at Latrun with anti-Christian graffiti. They also attempted, unsuccessfully, to burn the door. Rabbi Mauricio Balter of Kehillat Eshel Avraham in Beersheva and president of the Rabbinical Assembly of Israel was part of a Masorti delegation that visited the monks at Latrun in the aftermath of the incident. A translation of his remarks can be found here. For the translation, we are indebted to Arie Hasit, spiritual advisor to Masorti’s NOAM youth movement.
Israeli Government Provides Limited Funds for non-Orthodox Rabbis
You may have read reports about the recent agreement in Israel which, for the first time, should provide government funding for a small number of non-Orthodox rabbis. Though this was an important and historic development, to understand the background, what this means and how limited the benefits will be, click here.
Believe It Or Not!: Guttman Center Survey Good News for Masorti
We’ve been saying for years that Masorti in Israel is a dynamic, growing movement. Now, we have solid proof, hidden in plain sight. To see the proof, click here.
The most recent Masorti Foundation Print Newsletter (English)
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