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In The Middle East, Muslims And Jews Work In Unison To Care For The Environment

HuffingtonPost.com | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion

Before arriving at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel in 2010, Yosra Albakkar, 28, had never met an Israeli or a Jewish person. T...

Squeezing Water From a Rock

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I recently returned from a place that comes just short of this ultimate alchemy -- Israel, a small strip of desert with no water or oil. Not an ideal place to build an agricultural oasis. But that is exactly what the Israeli water conservationists have accomplished.

Interfaith Work And The Middle East

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

To my right is a Palestinian asking me questions about Judaism, and to my left is an Israeli trying to figure out what Judaism means for her. I can't think of a better place where I would want to be.

The Solar Field And The Mezuzah

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 09.17.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

The mezuzah of this field serves to remind us that we need to fix the world. The work of these solar panels is sacred work.

Nature Without Borders

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

Our motto at the Arava Institute is "Nature Knows No Borders." In Dubai, I experienced what we teach in Israel at the Arava Institute.

Reflections On Israel's Anniversary And The Environment

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

As Israel marks its anniversary, my hope is that from out of Zion will come forth inspiration, innovation and regional collaboration, paving the way to environmental sustainability and peace.