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Elul is here. It represents an opportunity for heightened introspection, a chanc...
by Thea Iberall, Ph.D. ~I have a picture of my mother Helene with Heidi Klum, th...
by Rabbi Lawrence Troster ~On a recent vacation to my home town of Toronto, as I...
by Rabbi David Seidenberg~ In the Torah, three things are called “shabbat ...
by Maxine Lyons~ I lost a lot of azalea bushes this past winter. The space looks...
Discover the deep ritual and literary structure of the seder! Learn awesome insi...
What is a lulav? Here’s the executive summary: Each of the four species of...
Here’s a beautiful blessing for the Shmita year at your Tu Bishvat seder o...
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Fresh from the field
The material below is a slightly modified version of chapter 3 from the 3rd edition of my book, "Judaism and Vegetarianism," which was published in 2001 by Lantern Publications. "You may not rob yourself of your life nor cause your body the slightest injury....Only if the body is healthy ...
2 days ago
Rosh Hashanah Message: Is God’s ‘Very Good’ World Approaching an Unprecedented Climate Catastrophe? Richard H. Schwartz Rosh Hashanah commemorates God’s creation of the world. The “Ten Days of Repentance” from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur is a period to evaluate our deeds and to do ...
7 days ago
We believe that eating healthy, fresh food is a fundamental right and a shared spiritual ethic. We’ve launched project Open Grove with Seeds of Hope, repurposing unused congregational land to grow orchards and build food security in LA. This competitive grant process ends Tuesday (9/16) at noon. L...
How to make an ice menorah: (from http://neohasid.org/zman/chanukah/ice_menorah/) First, here's what's cool about an ice menorah: reflections in the ice; it floats - water is amazing and awesome; renewable resource - and if it's cold enough where you are, just freeze it outsi...