Posts Tagged ‘ environmentalism ’

The Blessing on Trees

April 10, 2012
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Jews are a little obsessed with blessings. We’ve already told you about some weird ones, such as the blessing to say upon seeing strange-looking animals, and also some new and surprising blessings, like the blessing for donating blood. One particular blessing–cited in the Talmud (Berakhot 43b)–is the blessing recited over flowering fruit trees. It’s meant to be recited once…

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Honi, the Rainmaker

February 8, 2012
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The Talmudic fable of Honi the Circle-Maker isn’t the only lesson on environmentalism from traditional Jewish sources,…

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A Tale of Two Adams

October 14, 2011
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A Tale of Two Adams

Not everyone knows this, but the first two chapters of Genesis tell two different stories…

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On the Seventh Day, Chill.

March 1, 2011
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We’re accustomed to being wired. We’re reachable 24/7.…

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The Mystical Side of Trees

January 19, 2011
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Tu Bishvat is the New Year of the Trees,…

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Holy Pigging Out

January 13, 2011
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Can the physical act of eating be a…

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It’s All About the Fruit

September 8, 2010
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its all about the fruit

There’s a boy named Todd who’s a little…

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