Science and Ecology

Seeing Bigger

Travel in your mind to the top of our atmosphere, where Earth’s envelope of life-giving oxygen and nitrogen blends into the cold vacuum of ...

Tu Bishvat: Tending the Garden of the Self

This year Tu Bishvat begins at sundown on January 24, 2016. May the holiday be a catalyst in bringing your ...

OK, Who Invited Joaquin To The Sukkah?

I recall standing once in a communal sukkah teaching a group of children about Sukkot. It was a sunny day ...

“The State of the Union is …”

Every January I reflect on the lessons of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and his good friend Dr. Martin Luther King, ...

The Sunrise Of A New Year

I am emotionally fatigued by all the heartbreak of this past summer. I am drained by the tragedy of the ...

‘Tis the season of the farmers’ market

Today’s lunch included stir-fryed Purslane. Until two weeks ago, I’d never heard of it or, to my knowledge, tasted it ...

“The Power is YOURS!”

Did you grow up watching Captain Planet? (I didn’t – but that’s a long story; apparently I have some catching ...

Genesis and Human Stewardship of the Earth

As humans and Jews we have a responsibility to take care of the earth.

Mars: One Blind Leap for Mankind

  “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” -Genesis 1:1 … existence on this planet, a rather ...

Waste Not, Want Not

Forty percent of food grown in the United States gets wasted. It is left in the fields, doesn’t make it ...

Is Prayer for Activists?

Our basic premise as activists is human responsibility. We, not someone else, must step up to create change in the ...

Judaism and the Environment: The Time Is Now

It is a tree of life to those who hold it close and all of its supporters are happy. Its ...