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 This posting is chapter 8 from the 2nd edition of my 2002 book, “Judais...
This posting is from chapter 7 of the 2nd edition of my book, “Judaism and...
This week’s Torah portion, Noah, starts out (Genesis 6:9) with one of those...
This posting is chapter 6 from my book, “Judaismand Global Survival.”...
There are many lessons from Parshat Noach (Noah) that can be applied in response...
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...
Sown Seeds (Browse the Initiatives map)
Fresh from the field
During the ten-day period starting on Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, Jews seek God's compassion and ask for forgiveness for transgressions during the previous year so that they will have a happy, healthy, peaceful year. Yet, many Jews perform the rite of kapparot (in ...
Global Warming is perhaps the biggest concern our generation is experiencing. Its’ effects are obviously frightening and dramatically urgent. Even though often debated in global politics and the media, we can’t deny that the causes and effects of global warming are real, global and calculable. ...
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...