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  For a long time, I have been trying to start a respectful dialogue in the...
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Tall Trees in Bidwell Park, Chico, California
My youngest daughters’ friends were impressed that Judaism celebrates a Ne...
Tree on the banks of Big Chico Creek, California, Julie Danan
If you are looking for fresh material about Trees and Tu Bishvat, I invite you t...
First snow of the season, Julie Danan
We are experiencing tumultuous times, but that very turmoil calls more people ...
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
Tomorrow (Shabbat 11th February) we celebrate Tu Bishvat, the Jewish New Year for trees. It is a time when we celebrate the natural world, when we take time to contemplate all that God has provided for us – the trees, flowers, fruit, rivers, seas. But in such times of celebration we must also...
Richard Schwartz has written this anthology about Tu B'Shvat (also written as Tu Bishvat), the holiday that is on the 15th of Shvat (this year starting on Shabbat evening, February 10 through Shabbat, February 11). The celebration in some ways can be similar to a Passover seder (not as long), an...
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...