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Preparing for Sinai: Uniting Earth and Heaven, Words and Wheat

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

From the evening of Tuesday June 3 through the evening of June 5, Jews will be celebrating the festival of Shavuot, which in most of Jewish life today is focused on the revelation and acceptance of Torah at Mount Sinai.

8 Nights of Chanukah Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

A friend recently described tasting some chocolate as "more." Each bite makes him want "more" chocolate. That is how I think about Chanukah: it creates more opportunities for chocolate! Here are eight ideas to add "more chocolate" to each night's celebration of Chanukah.

ReNaming God, ReNaming the Climate Crisis

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

For millennia, many readers of the Bible (including me) have experienced the moments when the Voice pronounces a new Name to Moses as among the moment...

'One Jewish People' Takes Work

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

I wish I could provide a happy ending to the story. I can't. The divide is great. Much work needs to be done and Siach was an important first step. But there is a seed of hope

Food Justice At Your Seder Table

Ari Hart | Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion
Ari Hart

May we all use this time of Passover to make transformations, big or small, in our food system, our communities and our selves.

10 Teachings On Judaism And The Environment

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 06.06.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

By putting God at the center of life, we see the sacred in everything and the natural world becomes a source of wonder and not only a resource for our use and abuse.

Tu B'Shvat: An Ancient Jewish Holy Day For Modern Environmentalists

Gabe Crane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gabe Crane

What was once an accounting of tree inventory in ancient Israel may be emerging as the accounting of a movement.

Sustainable Food, Sustainable Faith

Ari Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ari Hart

Food is now largely produced by huge corporate, industrialized farms hundreds or thousands of miles away from consumers. As our relationship to food dramatically changes, faith traditions are speaking up.

Stopping Today's Flood

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

When I look at my kids, I pray that they will have a world to grow into that is habitable and sustainable. The generation of "whatever" is doing great harm to the future of our existence.

Philanthropy's New Ice Age: Will Social Innovation Survive the Freeze?

Jumpstart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jumpstart

After a decade of philanthropic investment that has produced a flowering of innovation and social entrepreneurship not seen since the late 19th century, all signs point to a flash freeze.