Seventy-one years ago, on May 14th, 1948, the State of Israel was established with a proclamation. It promised, the State:
“will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture…”
These words made a claim on us then and have a claim on us still. On Yom Ha’aztmaut, we celebrated these deep and profound words. The Masorti Movement at its core is about honoring these words through inclusion, diversity and egalitarianism consistent with halachic Judaism and modern life.
The Masorti Movement seeks to offer all Israeli Jews—including young people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, converts and the Abayudaya–the opportunity for full participation in joys of Jewish life and practice.
We are proud to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut and 71 years of a Jewish home for all Jews in an #InclusiveIsrael.