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(Originally published in Ten Minutes of Torah and Galilee Diary)

Ben Bag-Bag says: Turn [the Torah] over and turn it over, for everything is in it. -Mishnah, Avot 5:22

I just returned from Limmud Galil, where I had the misfortune to be teaching a class in the first period of the morning (8:00) on the second day of the event, after the participants had all stayed up singing until 2:00 am. And my class was in the same slot as several big name speakers - and a Pilates workshop....

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Congress returns from its winter recess next week with a full agenda: wrapping up the health care bill, tackling job creation and enacting financial reform, not to mention gearing up for the fall 2010 election season. With so much to do, a major priority of both the Obama Administration and the Reform Movement is in danger of falling off the agenda: stopping global climate change. That's why we need to step up our efforts early this year...

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Rabbi Denise L. Eger is the founding Rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood's Reform Synagogue. She is the first female president of the Southern California Board of Rabbis and is also president of the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis. This post originally appeared on her blog and is republished with permission.

[On January 6th], I had breakfast with Rabbi Gil Kariv, director of the Israel...

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The following post is the text of a speech that was presented yesterday to staff in Senator Charles Schumer's office by Jacob Pargament, Matthew Bernstein, Daniel Pollack, and Benjamin Saltzman. All four are high school students and members of Temple Sinai in Roslyn, N.Y.; they attended the RAC's Bernard and Audre Rapoport L'Taken Social Justice Seminar last weekend. To add your voice, make a call to your Senator today and urge him or her to support comprehensive climate...

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Tracey Bianchi blogs about finding a saner, greener life from the heart of the Chicago suburbs. She wrote Green Mama: The Guilt-Free Guide to Helping You and Your Kids Save the Planet (Zondervan 2009) and blogs at This article was originally written for Flourish. This post originally appeared at...

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