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Holiday Reflections: Tu B’Shvat

| January 14, 2009

  The Holiday: Tu B’Shvat is the New Year for trees. One of four “New Years” mentioned in the Mishnah, Tu B’Shvat enables Jews around the world to reflect on nature’s many blessings, and to contemplate our role in shaping our physical environment.  The holiday marks the beginning of the season in which trees emerge Read More

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Hunger No More Curriculum

| December 1, 2008

The Hunger No More Curriculum helps congregations facilitate discussions of issues related to hunger, poverty and powerlessness in the U.S. and the developing world; the causes, solutions and the roles that they might play. It is about the Jewish community struggling to clarify it’s identify and mission to respond to the tradition at home and Read More

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Holiday Reflections: Chanukah

| December 1, 2008

The Holiday: Chanukah celebrates the Jews’ unlikely military victory over a powerful foe and a subsequent miracle involving the rededication of the Holy Temple. Thousands of years ago, the Jews lived in the Land of Israel, also known as Judea, which was controlled by the Seleucids (a Syrian-Greek people).  After Antiochus ascended to the Seleucid Read More

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Save Darfur

| November 12, 2008

The genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region remains the most vicious of our time. The Sudanese Armed Forces, anti-government rebel groups & Janjaweed militias continue to clash, killing hundreds of thousands with no end in sight. This explosion of violence reverberates into continuing crisis for over 2.5 million Darfuri refugees, innocent people caught without food, shelter Read More

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