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There are many connections between vegetarianism and the important Jewish festiv...
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Fresh from the field
On May 5, 2017 Belgium’s Walloon region, its largest territory, outlawed the slaughter of un-stunned animals, meaning, in effect, that they banned kosher meat there, since Jewish ritual law requires that animals not be stunned prior to slaughter. Their decision overlooks some important considerat...
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This article points out the importance of peace for Israel to be able to more effectively address climate change and other environmental threats.  It considers why a just, comprehensive, sustainable, mutually-agreed-upon resolution of Middle East conflicts is essential and will have many benefi...
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...