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The Forest, the Tower and the Mountain

Published on February 10th, 2020 | by Jacob Sapon

On this week of Tu B’Shvat we see that the world of the forest can teach us something about our society.  I remember ecologist Tom Wessels, on one of his “reading the forest” walks, pointing out... Read More


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Hanukkah and Nature: The Menorah Psalm

Published on December 23rd, 2019 | by Jacob Sapon

Don’t let anyone tell you Hanukkah is a “minor holiday.” I know, it’s been given a bump because it’s close to Christmas, and it is a Rabbinic holiday, meaning it doesn’t have some of the strictures... Read More


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A Time of Turning

Published on June 20th, 2019 | by Natan Margalit

Tomorrow, those of us in the northern hemisphere will experience the longest day of the year, an evening filled with light. We’ll both be celebrating the beauty of summer and waiting for the sun to finally... Read More


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Does God Need Our Prayers?

Published on June 18th, 2019 | by Natan Margalit

In a word, yes — but not in the way most people think. Originally posted on My Jewish Learning Does God need our prayers? In a word, yes. God does need our prayers, but not in the way people sometimes think.... Read More


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