Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb is the rabbi at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, MD. He was a 2012-2013 Brickner Fellow with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.

“Zionist Peat”: If You Love Israel, Compost!

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb
In the 1950s, Israel’s still-young government decided to drain the beautiful but malarial and ecologically sensitive Huleh Valley. Experts and environmental activists protested, noting that once dried out, the soil (mostly peat thanks to the abundant wetlands) would not be very fertile, and the whole project may require reversal.