ecology

A Messianic Jewish Look at Sustainability
Author: Susan Perlman

Tending the Garden of Life? “Is the environment a Jewish concern?” asks Rabbi Eric Lankin, chief of institutional advancement and education for the Jewish National Fund. “Under tikkun olam, we have an obligation and need to restore the broken world. We have an obligation to love all of God’s creatures. When we endanger something, we […]

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Jewish ‘Green’ Architecture

Will it Redeem Our World? “… seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper” (Jeremiah 29:7). The greatest of all architects was not Frank Lloyd Wright, but God. His creation was intended to […]

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Tikkun Olam

What you can do Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth and shaving. Turn your thermostat up three degrees (in summer) or down three degrees (in winter). Change incandescent light bulbs in your home to compact fluorescents. Lower the temperature of the water in your water heater. Clean or replace furnace filters regularly. Install […]

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Is A Tu b'Shvat Meditation Ready for Prime Time?

Is A Tu b’Shvat Meditation Ready for Prime Time?
Author: Rich Robinson

Sometimes I think I want to invent a new reality show. Not that we don’t have enough already. But I think it would be cool to have something along the lines of, Who Wants to Dance with a Survivor? or Xtreme Life Swap Makeover. You know, something that’s a little edgier that what’s out there right now.

It’s kind of ironic that most of our reality shows don’t deal with reality. Nothing about Iraq, nothing about nuclear arms. Instead they’re mostly about dancing, singing, and looking better. I guess some people’s reality is different than mine.

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Whose Earth Are We Ruining?
Author: Susan Perlman

“Blessed art thou O Lord our God, King of the universe, who formest light and createst darkness, who makest peace and createst all things; Who in mercy givest light to the earth and to them that dwell thereon, and in thy goodness renewest the creation every day continually.…” (Hertz Prayer Book) If you’re over the […]

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