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Pick of the crops
In the depth of winter, when the stark lines of bare tree branches are etched ag...
There are many connections between vegetarianism and the Jewish festival of Puri...
by Stephen Jurovics, Ph.D. Each of the seasons of the year can evoke, for many ...
  For a long time, I have been trying to start a respectful dialogue in the...
What is a lulav? Here’s the executive summary: Each of the four species of...
Discover the deep ritual and literary structure of the seder! Learn awesome insi...
Here’s a beautiful blessing for the Shmita year at your Tu Bishvat seder o...
Sown Seeds (Browse the Initiatives map)
Fresh from the field
The river was always there, down the street, icy in winter, rapidly flowing after the snowmelt in spring, calm and still in the summer, reflecting in its waters the overhanging trees whose colors magnificently changed in the autumn. During my childhood in a small Upstate New York town, summers w...
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Reb Henna taught: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Clearly, the chicken. How do we know this? We learn from Megillat Esther that when Mordecai asked Esther to go before King Ahashveros to plead for the Jewish people, she was ‘chicken,’ fearing for her life. Only when Mordecai ‘...
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...