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View of Earth from space with icicles dripping from the South Pole

The Un’taneh Tokef scares me. The tragic ends it describes – famine and thirst, flooding and drought – all are imminent possibilities in today’s world.

Jonah Baskin
mother and baby duck swimming in water

Learn ways to perform the ritual of Tashlich (casting away our missteps on Rosh HaShanah afternoon) in a way that’s environmentally friendly.

Marissa Solomon
solar eclipse

This week, our natural world is telling us that beyond the darkness there is light. Behind the dark circle of the moon there is a warm, bright, shining light.

Rachel Landman
Closeup of the white flowers on a tree with blurry images of a graveyard in the distance behind it

I feel that it is time that we, as rabbis and as a Jewish community, begin to speak more about the environmental advantages of a traditional Jewish burial.

Fred Guttman
Hand holding up a sign that reads Climate Action Is Our Obligation at a protest rally

It's important to raise our voices in opposition to rolling back environmental regulations and other measures to prevent further climate change. Here's what you can do to join the Jewish community in support of the Peoples Climate March.

Liz Mitlak
Grove of trees with white blooms

Tu BiShvat is an opportunity to celebrate the earth and to recommit ourselves, for another year, to environmental action.

Lizzie Stein
Parsley in a blue ceramic bowl

Tu BiShvat, the precursor to Earth Day, should make us alert to our air, water, animals, and foliage – and all that we’re doing to destroy them.

Abigail Pogrebin
Three wooden bowls filled with dried fruit and nuts

I love Tu BiShvat’s low-key preparation: no sermons, no sukkah, and no kitchen turned upside down. Quick trips for food and wine, and I’m all set.

Rabbi Don Cashman

My adult children in both America and Israel have expressed concern over the outcome of the American elections. This letter is my contribution to their thinking.

Rabbi Stanley Ringler

Reform Jewish tradition teaches, “Do not destroy my world, for if you do, there will be nobody after you to make it right again” (Midrash Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:13). Once these sites are destroyed, all the history and wonder they represent will be gone with them.

Rachel Landman

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