Rainbow Day, יום ברית הקשת Remember the Rainbow Covenant on Shabbat Noach, Shabbat Behar and Rainbow Day! Celebrate Rainbow Day and the Rainbow Covenant with all life! In the Rainbow Day curriculum, you'll find Torah, prayers and liturgies, midrashim about rainbows, lesson plans about seed-saving, learning from Hoshea and Ezekiel, Kabbalah and midrash, and project ideas&... read more.
Judaismo, el Medio Ambiente, y Desarollo Sostenible: Preceptos tradicionalmente asociados con una Ética Judía Ecológica Apunte de Fuentes preparado por Rab Yonatan Neril; traducido por Dafna Neiman. Este apunte de fuentes esta subvencionado por el ROI Innovation Fund y es un parte del proyecto Judío Ecológico de Jewcology (www.jewcology.com) I: El Año ... read more.
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Tu B’Shvat Is here? How can we talk about trees when everything outside is bare and spring seems so far away? Background: In North America, January is a strange time for us to celebrate trees and spring, so what should we do with this quirky annual holiday? In modern times, Tu B’shvat has assumed many roles: a chance to reflect on the land of Israel (which is starting to bloom); a chance to reflect o... read more.
by Yonatan Neril. Beit Hillel teaches that Tu b’Shevat is the new year of the trees.  At this time of sap rising within trees it is an appropriate time to explore a teaching of the Sages on how our forefathers related to trees. According to the Midrash  , when Yaakov went down to Egypt, he received a prophecy that his descendants would be redeemed from there and be commanded to b... read more.
The Trees Sang with Joy: Action Suggestions The actions suggestions below follow on from Jonathan Neril's article: The Trees Sang with Joy. Using Wood Toward a Higher Goal Here are some suggestions for using our wood resources responsibly: · Commit to being in nature one day a month, and for ten minutes of that day, try to listen to the song of the trees..... read more.
This resource features Speakers Notes with Environmental Facts and Torah Sources for each of the Four Worlds in the Tu b'Shevat Seder. World One: The Land World Two: Clean Water World Three: Oceans World Four: Clean Air These speaking notes were created and piloted for Canfei Nesharim by the Young Israel Shomrei Emunah and the Kemp Mill Synagogue in Silver Spring, MD. They are ... read more.
Here are some stories that might prove an inspiring addition to your Tu b’Shevat programs. “Using Canfei Nesharim’s Materials this Tu b'Shevat? Please fill out a simple form to tell us about your participation, and (if you choose) your community will be listed on our partners list.” This content originated at Canfei Nesharim.org. read more.
Use these links to find Tu b'Shevat stories on Canfei Nesharim's website. These stories can be used to accompany a "Four Worlds" style Tu b'Shevat seder. The New Year for the Trees: A Tu B'Shvat Story: a chasidic story exploring the potential of nature and people. (recommended for use in world 1) "The Holy Vitebsker at the Kinneret": this story, by anthropomorphism,... read more.
Here is a simple, guided meditation that might add an experiential component to your Tu b’Shevat Seder or activity. As always, know your community. Only use this if it will work for your community! Feel free to modify if needed. “Using Canfei Nesharim’s Materials this Tu b'Shevat? Please fill out a simple form to tell us about your participation, and (if you choose) your community will be ... read more.