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Earth Day Is a Jewish Holiday

Earth Day Is a Jewish Holiday
By April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day! We asked a range of environmentalists and Jewish thinkers for their greenest thoughts. Here's what they told us: Good news from Israel: Arabs and Jews working together to harness solar power for the benefit of sick Bedouin … Read More

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Lobbying for the Environment: How You Can Take Legislative Action

Lobbying for the Environment: How You Can Take Legislative Action
By April 21, 2008

I've been shlepping canvas bags to the supermarket for over a decade. My house doesn't have a single "old-fashioned" lightbulb. I drive a hyrbid. Yet, the Earth is still warming. In fact, twelve of the last thirteen years were the … Read More

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Bedouins Reap Benefits of Solar Power

Bedouins Reap Benefits of Solar Power
By April 21, 2008

3-year-old Mohammed Abu-Kaf was was diagnosed at birth with sleep apnea, a life-threatening chronic illness. A resident of the 'recognised' village of Um Bathin, his father Hassan explained that Mohammed requires a special Seapack mask to keep his airways clear … Read More

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10 Books on the Intersection of Judaism and the Environment

10 Books on the Intersection of Judaism and the Environment
By April 21, 2008

Earth Day is a Jewish holiday. Okay, maybe that's a stretch, but from the quantity of books that have been written on the intersecting subjects of Judaism and the environment, you'd think that Earth Day—coming up on April 22—appears on … Read More

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When it Comes to the Environment, Enough is Enough

When it Comes to the Environment, Enough is Enough
By April 21, 2008

I go to my closet every morning, push around a lot of hangers and choose what to wear. If a favorite pair of pants is in the wash, no matter: I have another. If this black sweater doesn’t match my … Read More

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Getting Back to the Soil: Composting in Jerusalem’s Community Gardens

Getting Back to the Soil: Composting in Jerusalem’s Community Gardens
By April 21, 2008

Downtown Jerusalem is cluttered enough at any time of year, but rarely more so than this past week. Posters for cleaning services and chametz sales imploring people to burn, sell, or otherwise dispose of their leavened bread in preparation for … Read More

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Must Have: God in the Wilderness, by the Adventure Rabbi

Must Have: God in the Wilderness, by the Adventure Rabbi
By April 18, 2008

Reform Rabbi Jamie Korngold, AKA The Adventure Rabbi, has made quite a name for herself in the past seven years. In 2001 she started the hugely successful Adventure Rabbi program, which seeks to bring "Jews back into communal religious life … Read More

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Jewcy’s Guide to Passover

Jewcy’s Guide to Passover
By April 17, 2008

Passover has taken quite a hit this year: First Manischewitz announced that it wasn’t going to produce any Tam Tams this year, and then Charlton “Moses” Heston passed on to that great gun range in the sky. Luckily, Jewcy’s here … Read More

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