Sunday morning: It is still dark when I dump my bag at the hotel's reception and head out for the beach. The sky turns purple and pink while the waves and the sand dig my feet deep into the ground. It has been so very long! I decide to take a walk to rediscover Tel Aviv. After all it will only be a few hours until the rest of the delegation will arrive. The Yemenite Q... read more.
Hanukkah is a time where we celebrate the renewal of the eternal flame and rededication of the Temple. It is a great time to rededicate ourselves to the goal of preserving God's creation, conserving energy and helping the environment. Here are a few things you can do leading up to, and during, the holiday to rededicate yourself to making the world more eco-friendly. ... read more.
The Natural Bible, an iBook written by Baruch Sienna is for anyone interested in Bible study, nature, the environment or religion, this unique and valuable resource elucidates the connections between the Bible and Jewish tradition and the natural world. NEW! NOW ALSO AVAILABLE ON MACS RUNNING THE LATEST OS MAVERICKS. For more detaiils, and a free sample, visit http://thenaturalbible.... read more.
Summary: Gail Wechsler provides an overview of the successes of the Jewish Environmental Initiative (JEI), the environmental committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis. Israel isn't the only place where Jews can plant trees. Every year, members of the Jewish Environmental Initiative, a committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis,... read more.
Since human action has endangered the web of life on earth, human action can heal it. And the religious and spiritual communities of our planet have the wisdoms and the tools to do the healing. Judaism is especially relevant because, unlike most world religions, we preserve the teachings of an indigenous people in the biblical tradition –- the spiritual wisdom of shepherds and ... read more.
Connect to Something Bigger: Earth, Community, Social Justice, Jewish Spirituality The Urban Adamah Fellowship, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month residential training program for young adults (ages 21–31) that combines urban organic farming, social justice training and progressive Jewish learning and living within the setting of an intentional community. ... read more.
The Energy Cost of Food Summary: Founder and CEO of Smart Agriculture Analytics, Manuela Zoninsein, examines how our industrialized food system is not sustainable and lays out actions that would foster a healthier and more sustainable food system. Today, part of repairing the world means ensuring that we can reduce our individual consumption to sustainable levels, especially as ... read more.
Israel Naturally: Apr. 29–May 8, 2014 A UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT TOUR IN ISRAEL Connect to your roots through an active nature & eco-tour led by The Natural Bible author Baruch Sienna. Discover beauty and meaning through the lens of nature and the environment. Exper... read more.
The Green School: Using Buildings as Teachers By Cynthia Thomashow Summary: As education manager for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Cynthia Thomashow discusses how green school buildings can transform education while providing environmental and economic benefits. When I was a child in school, I never questioned the source of the buil... read more.
Observing my own year of mourning has made me more attuned to others’ sadness. More attuned to the requests for prayers, to the losses of my friends and neighbors. I’ve been sending more condolence notes and attending more shivas. Noticing the other mourners saying Kaddish. I don’t think it’s really that there is more loss aroun... read more.